Extras from Rebellion at filming last year. The RTÉ series is reputed to have cost €7 million to produce. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ’s managing director of television Glen Killane has said he is not concerned about the fall off in numbers watching the broadcaster’s flagship 1916(...)

The family of Jean McConville (left), a mother of 10 abducted and murdered by the IRA in 1972, have cleared the first stage in their High Court fight to gain access to the findings of a police investigation.  Photograph: PA Wire.

The family of Jean McConville, a mother of 10 abducted and murdered by the IRA in 1972, have cleared the first stage in their High Court fight to gain(...)

Relatives of prisoners who died during the hunger strikes march with their pictures  at the ‘National Hunger strike Commemoration March’ in August this year. Picture Nick Bradshaw

You’d be hard pressed to find someone on these islands who doesn’t have an opinion on the hunger strikes. The 1980 and 1981 republican hunger strikes (...)

The Boston College Eagles celebrate a touchdown against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Boston last month. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Most of us merely have lunch. Powerful business leaders have luncheons. The Boston College Chief Executives Club, a networking group that considers i(...)

Investigation: Gerry Adams was questioned for four days about the disappearance and killing of Jean McConville. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Controversy is to Sinn Féin what rain is to the Irish weather: a fresh outbreak is possible at any time. The more the party’s political influence has (...)

Dublin hurler Mark Schutte and Galway’s Dave Collins at a press conference announcing the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival Announcement, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox

It may not offer much consolation for the way their seasons ended but the Dublin and Galway hurlers are headed for Boston’s Fenway Park at the end of(...)

 Ian Smith, Jodie Milne and Andrew Branagan, participants in the Future Voices programme. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It took five months to find the body of Mairead Healy’s brother after he took his own life at the age of 21 in the River Foyle in Derry. Workin(...)

Senior judges in Belfast on Friday lifted an injunction on the PSNI taking possession of Winston “Winkie” Rea’s recorded account to Boston College researchers.

Police investigating murder and robbery are finally to get access to interviews a former loyalist prisoner gave to an American university project. Se(...)

When law student Sinead Davies was anointed a scholar at Trinity College in April on the basis of her second term exam results, her first reaction (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the warnings from Irish Fiscal Advisory Council about the Government’s budget planning as “a valuable set of observ(...)