Attorney General Maire Whelan. The Pat Finucane Centre has said it has informed her of this “new evidence”

New documents have been uncovered that confirm interrogations of detainees who became known as the “hooded men” were taped, according to the Pat Finu(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said after an “informed discussion” the party agreed to endorse the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin has formally ratified the Stormont House Agreement that was concluded between the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main pa(...)

Theresa Villiers: agreement “
offers us a new start, and a far more hopeful future
”. Photograph: PA

The Irish and British governments and the five Northern Executive parties have concluded an agreement that Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Fla(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers with Minister for Foreign Affairs Charles Flanagan after the agreement had been concluded. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

After 11 weeks of talks and 26 hours of continuous negotiations from Monday into the eve of Christmas Eve, what the North’s five main parties and the (...)

 Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson: noted that the longer the talks went on, the “crankier” politicians became. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Peter Robinson said he felt like a “marathon runner who at the end of 20-odd miles has the stadium in sight”. But, in the same breath, he added: “Whet(...)

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 (...)