Seán MacBride in 1987:   associated with movement for fair employment. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

British concern at the growing success of the Irish-American campaign to persuade US state legislatures to adopt the MacBride Principles on fair emp(...)

 Harland and Wolff  workers return to the Belfast shipyard in November 1999 after a  mass walkout during a dispute with management over a multimillion-pound contract. Photograph:  Steven Davison/Pacemaker

This year’s declassified Belfast files chart the final decline of former shipbuilding giant Harland and Wolff. They show that in 1987, faced by mounti(...)

RUC chief constable Sir John Hermon: said  ‘little or no’ intelligence  provided by Garda. Photograph: Pacemaker

The RUC was dissatisfied at the level of co-operation from the Garda Síochána during Charles Haughey’s minority administration, previously confidentia(...)

The UDA’s “close association with sectarian violence” meant ministers should not meet its members, even to discuss a document advocating powersharing,(...)

 Charles Haughey: ‘A highly pragmatic and astute politician with few scruples and a keen eye for the main chance,’ according to an NI official. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Northern Ireland officials viewed Charles J Haughey as “a highly pragmatic and astute politician” who had “few scruples” but had also laid the groundw(...)

 Rev Ian Paisley: the private letter from a Garda body in Dublin was addressed to the most senior Irish official at the Anglo-Irish Secretariat at Maryfield. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The story of how a private letter from a Garda body in Dublin, addressed to the most senior Irish official at the Anglo-Irish Secretariat at Maryfield(...)

Barclays Bank, Britain’s second-biggest lender by assets, closed at 261.40 pence on Tuesday, down 0.9 per cent on the day. Picture: PA.

Barclays Bank posted first-quarter profits even as it set aside an additional £800 million-pound ($1.2 billion) provision toward settling allegation(...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

The 2015 inflation basket owes more than a little to the influence of the hipster – in come craft beer, ecigarettes, headphones and music subscription services such as Spotify.

Hipsters may have been declared passé by the trend-spotters but their influence is going mainstream thanks to the team of government number crunche(...)

Northern secretary Tom King: the meeting was eventually held in his London office. Photograph: Kevin McMahon

The Irish government sought to avoid having an Anglo-Irish meeting held in London because it perceived the city as “the old imperial capital”, a Briti(...)