Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said his party has “no special, or particular or specific responsibility” to respond to allegations made about the IRA. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said his party has “no special, or particular or specific responsibility” to respond to allegations made about the IR(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sinn Féin has accused its political opponents of using the murders of Kevin McGuigan and Gerard “Jock” Davidson to attack the party in the lead up t(...)

Mitchell Reiss: removing the major weapons was “a very important political symbol that the war was over”

A former US envoy to the Northern Ireland peace process, Mitchell Reiss, said he never expected IRA decommissioning to eliminate every last weapon but(...)

Mr Lynn was arrested in Brazil almost two years ago – on August 29th – and has been held since in a prison in the city of Recife while fighting efforts to return him to Ireland. Photograph: Federal Police of Brazil

Fugitive lawyer Michael Lynn should be back in Ireland before the end of the year to face charges relating to the collapse of his property empire, acc(...)

‘Not to be outdone Sinn Féin staged its own elaborate re-enactment of the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa, featuring a large group of supporters wearing the uniforms of the Irish Volunteers and carrying replica guns.’ Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The investigation into the killing of Kevin McGuigan in Belfast is raising uncomfortable questions for Sinn Féin, but it should also provoke some seri(...)

‘On Monday, the Government will discontinue this scheme, and with it, one of the most amusing Irish websites, www.heritagecertificate.com’

If you want a certificate of Irish heritage, you had better get a move on. On Monday, the Government will discontinue this scheme, and with it, one of(...)

Former minister for foreign affairs Eamon Gilmore presented a Certificate of Irish Heritage to Tom Cruise, whose Irish ancestry stretches back to the 12th century when the Cruise family settled in Ireland as Knights of Strongbow

Members of the diaspora will no longer be able to pay for proof of their connection to Ireland after the Government announced it is to stop selling Ce(...)

Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan  is among the nominees for the Junior Chamber International Ten Outstanding Young People. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Cork disability activist Joanne O’Riordan has been nominated for an international award previously bestowed upon both John F Kennedy and Henry Kissing(...)

‘The Educational Welfare Service records home-schooled children by age rather than whether they are at primary or secondary level.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Among the 57,929 Leaving Certificate students who received results this week, a small number will never have set foot in school at all, or spent perha(...)

An employee  at Etsy’s headquarters in Brooklyn. Last month, the company informed users that anyone outside of the Americas will enter a terms of use agreement with Etsy Ireland

Artisan goods marketplace Etsy, which promised to be a beacon for transparency as a public company, recently implemented a strategy that shrouds its o(...)