Seán MacBride:  his list of “principles” included provision for affirmative action in the workplace to tackle Catholic under-representation.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

British government concern at the success of an Irish-American campaign to have the “MacBride principles” on fair employment in Northern Ireland adop(...)

Cedric Thornberry (centre) attending a symposium on peacekeeping in Dublin in 1999. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Cedric Thornberry, who has died aged 77, was a pioneer in the teaching of international human rights law who continually sought to use his learning to(...)

The crowd outside Cavan District Court where Oliver Kierans appeared yesterday evening. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick.

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his estranged wife in Bailieborough, Co Cavan, last week.Oliver Kierans (57), Drumbannon, Baili(...)

US army private  Bradley Manning departing the courthouse at Fort Meade, Maryland  last week.  Photograph:  Reuters/Gary Cameron

It was to Ireland ’s shame that we had not offered asylum to US whistleblowers Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, the president of the Irish Campaign(...)

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (centre), with Jimmy Deenihan (left) and Shane Mac Thomais at a grave in Glasnevin cemetery. Photograph: Alan Betson

Britain’s Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, visited Glasnevin cemetery yesterday where he laid wreaths at the Sigerson Memorial to the volunteer(...)

Former FF senator Francis O’Brien, who was one of three men charged with making an unwarranted demand for money from Michael Heelan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A retired Fianna Fail senator appeared along with two other men at a sitting of the District Court in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, today on a c(...)