Maíria Cahill: said it was “grotesque” for people central to the allegations to be issuing a “drip feed” of statements. Photograph: Eric Luke

Briege Wright, one of four republicans accused of subjecting Maíria Cahill to an “interrogation” over her sexual abuse allegations, has claimed that l(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Maíria Cahill after their meeting at Government Buildings yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke 6:55

After a day of high drama in the Dáil over the claims by Belfast woman Maíria Cahill, a solicitor representing four people allegedly involved in a “k(...)

Abuse survivor Maíria Cahill speaks to the media after leaving Government Buildings in Dublin, following a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny today. Photograp: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A solicitor representing four people who were acquitted of charges relating to the alleged IRA questioning of Maíria Cahill has complained that they h(...)

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(...)