Kate Nash: “You look at the way the whole thing is being handled and you know it’s all more about politics than finding the truth.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At Westminster on October 12th, Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers will introduce legislation on dealing with the past. But the chances of it working(...)

US senator Edward Kennedy: He played a key role in Northern Ireland, voicing concerns about the violence from the early 1970s through to the early 1990s. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Throughout the difficult negotiations leading to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, then taoiseach Bertie Ahern kept in regular contact with US senator Edwar(...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton,  Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford at the annual cross-border seminar on organised crime at the Clarion Hotel in Sligo. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Garda Commissioner and the PSNI chief constable have played down any differences between them on the level of involvement by the IRA in criminal a(...)

 Edward Kennedy flanked by  President Mary McAleese and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott talks to reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, May 16, 2000. Photo: AP Photo/Hillery Smith Garrison

From 1987 to 1998 I worked with Senator Ted Kennedy and served as his foreign policy advisor during pivotal years in the Northern Ireland peace proces(...)

A draft of the proposal seen by the Irish Times shows that a key plank of the Commission’s capital markets union is the creation of a single securitisation market

SMEs and the Irish financial services industry are expected to benefit from a new EU proposal designed to wean businesses off traditional bank financi(...)

Shaker Aamer: said he was originally seized by bounty hunters while working as a charity worker in Afghanistan in 2001 shortly after the 9/11 attacks. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay, is to be released after more than 13 years in detention without charge. T(...)

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne leaves Turpan, north west China where he paid a private visit to the ancient ruins of the Silk Road settlement Yar City dating back three thousand years.   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

British finance minister George Osborne will open bidding during a visit to China on Thursday on £12 billion of contracts to build a high-speed rail l(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has appointed a panel to help assess the status of the IRA and other paramilitaries as talks continue at Storm(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has announced the names of the three members of the one-off panel on the Stormont crisis. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has announced the names of the three members of the one-off panel that will review the PSNI assessment of the curr(...)

Gerry Adams says his party is ‘looking for a fair tax system’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has insisted his party is pro-enterprise but said it will increase Capital Gains Tax and Capital Acquisitions Tax if in G(...)