Larry Mulvaney, Firhouse, kisses his daughter Aoife as she leaves Dublin Airport for Kuwait today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tears of joy that had been on display at Dublin Airport in the run-up to Christmas returned to tears of sorrow today as emigrants returned to their a(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi speaking to students at Wellington College in Belfast

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has said lessons from Northern Ireland’s peace process will help the people of Burma reconcile their differences.She m(...)

Supported by US foreign affairs expert Dr Meghan O’Sullivan (right), Dr Richard Haass (left) is attempting to find consensus on the troublesome issues in Northern Ireland of flags and emblems
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, parades
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 and dealing with the legacy of the past. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Sectarian flashpoints where much of Northern Ireland’s violence has happened need more investment, traders have said.Rioting in Belfast following the (...)

Noel Callan (right), of Cullaville, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan  was sentenced to death in 1985 for the murder of Garda Patrick Morrissey. Photograph: Collins Courts

Noel Callan was convicted in 1985 of the capital murder of Sgt Patrick Morrissey and sentenced to death. It had been accepted by the court that he had(...)

 Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman

Noel Callan was 22 years old when Michael McHugh, an older workmate, approached him with a plan to rob the labour exchange in Ardee, Co Louth. The rob(...)

Sgt Patrick Morrissey (49) was murdered in 1985.

The State’s treatment of a man entering his 28th year of imprisonment for the murder of a garda amounts to “huge and unwarranted unfairness”, the Supr(...)