Lord Justice Weir: “Why would someone with nothing to hide have any reluctance to speak to a police officer?”

Army witnesses who could help an inquest into a suspected SAS shoot-to-kill in the grounds of a Co Derry hospital are unwilling to make statements, la(...)

President Patrick Hillery, acting on the then government’s advice, commuted the sentences of the last men sentenced to death in Ireland to 40 years penal servitude. Photograph: Pat Langan

The last men sentenced to death in Ireland were both released late last year. Michael McHugh and Noel Callan murdered Patrick Morrissey, an unarmed G(...)

Michael McHugh being moved from Louth hospital by members of the Garda taskforce before he was charged with the murder of Sgt Patrick Morrissey. Photograph: Tom Conachy

Details of a government decision to commute the death sentence of a “highly intelligent” man who murdered a garda in 1985 are contained in one of the (...)

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn:  in favour of street performances. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin City Council is to hold an eight-week public consultation on the regulation of busking in the city, to be completed early next year. Council(...)

A man who has spent decades in jail for the murder of a garda sergeant has lost a High Court action aimed at securing his immediate release from prison. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A man who has spent decades in jail for the murder of a garda sergeant has lost a High Court action aimed at securing his immediate release from priso(...)

Mr Justice Max Barrett ruled in the High court that  McHugh was entitled to discovery of most of the materials he sought

A man who “assassinated a Garda sergeant by shooting him in cold blood” has been refused temporary release and entry to a pre-release programme becaus(...)

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
, parades
 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(...)