Douglas Hurd: RUC report, presented to the NI secretary in December 1984, reveals a housewife’s death occurred during alleged rioting on the Falls Road in 1981. Photograph: Frank Miller

A confidential police report into the killing of an innocent civilian, Norah McCabe, by a plastic bullet fired from an RUC Land Rover at the height o(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks during the annual  Wolfe Tone Commemoration at Bodenstown, Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has described the 1916 Proclamation as unfinished business and said his party will continue to seek “a New Republic with (...)

Victim: trainee teacher Patrick Magee

The 6pm angelus bell was ringing at St Peter’s Cathedral in west Belfast when the British army fired on Frank McGuinness and his friend Patrick Magee,(...)

Mourners at the funeral of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane in January 1989. Photograph: Pacemaker

The Council of Europe has expressed “serious concerns” that a number of cases surrounding the deaths of people in Northern Ireland which involved the(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has called for the reopening of the 1970s ‘Hooded Men’ case. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has called for the reopening of the 1970s case alleging torture by the British government against the so-called Hooded(...)

Merlyn Rees: letter he wrote has been discovered in the British National Archives in Kew by RTÉ’s Investigation Unit

British ministers sanctioned the use of torture against internees in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s, home secretary Merlyn Rees told Labour prim(...)

 Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane  was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries in February 1989. Photograph: Pacemaker

The “silence” of the British and Irish governments over evidence of alleged RUC and British army collu(...)

Geraldine Finucane (centre), wife of late Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane,  and her two sons Michael (right), and John Finucane (left), holding a press conference in Westminster  after hearing the report by Sir Desmond de Silva QC into her husband’s murder  in 1989. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Amnesty has described the British government’s refusal to hold an independent inquiry into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane 25 year(...)

Mary Lou McDonald claimed at the Sinn Féin ardfheis today that the party’s detractors are trying to push the line at in the absence of violence ‘all was well in the North’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Two moments have stood out the Sinn Féin ardfheis in Wexford today, both on the same theme. Its most bellicose speeches defending the conflict were de(...)

Eamon McMenamin, who has died aged 54 in his adopted home of Belfast, was a pioneer of civil litigation on human rights issues in the North. In the la(...)