Documentary maker Peter Taylor who made the BBC programme Who Won the War? “It is clear that the British and the unionists won,” he says,  “because the union is secure and the IRA is no more.”

A former senior British Conservative minister, James Prior, has stated that “violence probably does work”, while one of the last of the IRA hunger str(...)

The UK and other Western powers should be prepared to commit ground troops to fight against extremists like Islamic State, former British prime minister Tony Blair has said. Photograph:  Gus Ruelas/Reuters.

The UK and other Western powers should be prepared to commit ground troops to fight against extremists like Islamic State, former British prime minist(...)

Former Northern Ireland secretary John Reid supported a selective and reversible government amnesty scheme for alleged paramilitaries but excluding members of the security forces, a newly-published document reveals. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Former Northern Ireland secretary John Reid supported a selective and reversible government amnesty scheme for alleged paramilitaries but excluding me(...)

Better Together campaign leader Alistair Darling (left) and Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont taking part in a church service to promote unity in the wake of the independence referendum, at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh yesterday. Photograph: Andrew O’Brien/Church of Scotland/PA Wire

Scots over the age of 55 have “impeded” younger Scots’ demands for independence, first minister Alex Salmond has said, following Thursday’s referen(...)

David Haines was in Syria working for the French charity Acted when he was abducted.

Britain resisted pressure today to join the United States in announcing air strikes against Islamic State after the militant group beheaded David Hain(...)

Tony Blair: “When they said to [Ian Paisley] peace was thinkable, he made it possible.”

Former British prime minister Tony Blair said Ian Paisley was a man whose convictions never changed, but he was a man whose understanding of the possi(...)

British prime minister Tony Blair (R) smiles with Northern Ireland’s First Minister Ian Paisley at Stormont in Belfast in May, 2007.  Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Former British prime minister Tony Blair, who presided over the restoration of devolved government in Northern Ireland through the Belfast Agreement, (...)

File photo from 1974 of former Democratic Unionist Party leader Dr Ian Paisley, who has died. Photograph: PA Wire

Dr Ian Paisley the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and former first minister of Northern Ireland has died, his wife Eileen said today. He was (...)

The most successful innovations of the future won’t be ones that rely on the latest technology, but ones that are centered around reuse and recycling,(...)

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Stories in this book make the reader take a sharp intake of breath. Stories of tabloid excess, of bribery and hacking, of bullying and illegality. One(...)