First Minister Peter Robinson (right) said of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness yesterday: ‘If there is any evidence that he has been involved in criminal activity then he like any of the rest of us should be brought before the courts and tried.’ File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

First Minister Peter Robinson has stated he has long held that “certain people” were “left alone” by the authorities in order to safeguard the (...)

Sinn Féin has denied the claims of a former IRA member that he was ordered by Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness to transport explosives. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has denied a claim by a former IRA member that he was given direct orders by Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams and Deputy First Ministe(...)

Peadar Tóibín. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin delegates voted by a comfortable majority at the party’s ardfheis last night against a motion allowing for freedom of conscience in votin(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has apologised to the family of a garda killed by the IRA in 1980. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness has apologised to the family of a garda killed by the IRA in 1980, after a plaque in his honour in the Wexford Opera Hou(...)