The court heard that Zopitar Ltd, owned by Donegal Creameries plc, which bought the property  missed out on an opportunity to sell it to supermarket chain Lidl for almost €2 million.

A family of confectioners who came up with the “Emeralds” sweets brand were not entitled to assert rights of way over their former factory lands in Do(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams who said he made a comment about the IRA remaining undefeated to mark the end of their campaign.

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said a comment about the IRA not being defeated was made to mark the 10-year anniversary of the formal end to the (...)

Gerry Adams at a press conference in Dublin on July 28th, 2005, responding to the IRA announcement that its armed campaign was over. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has marked the 10th anniversary of the IRA formally declaring its armed campaign was over by stating the “IRA was neve(...)

British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers is said to show a “keen interest for necessity and proportionality” when authorising surveillance. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A British intelligence service watchdog has disclosed that Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has rejected some MI5 applications to carry out “intru(...)

Maíria Cahill. Photograph: Eric Luke

A man is to contest allegations he harassed Belfast woman Maíria Cahill. Stephen Altimas is accused of pursuing a campaign against Ms Cahill in Febru(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Wendy and Colin Parry at the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation for Peace Centre, Warrington. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography.

Twenty years ago, still reeling from the killing of their 12-year-old son Tim by an IRA bomb that tore through a busy shopping street in Warrington(...)

Ivor Callely: prisoners’ 25 per cent remission does not have to be earned, despite often being referred to as “time off for good behaviour”. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

At the heart of Ivor Callely’s legal efforts to secure enhanced remission of a third of his jail term is the framing of the parameters around which t(...)

Thames House in Millbank, London. The headquarters of MI5 since December 1994.

A legal bid by IRA informer Martin McGartland, who claims that British intelligence agency MI5 failed to properly protect him after he was exposed, mu(...)

Eddie Walsh and Constance Cassidy at Lissadell House.

The owners of Lissadell House have described as a “singular honour” the Government’s decision to hold a Cabinet meeting at the historic estate next we(...)

Reluctance to listen – on all sides – merely strengthens the sectarian divisions that generated the Northern conflict – and that were so sharply deepened by that conflict in its bloodstained turn. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress

Ulster unionists for many years argued that Irish republicans should end their armed struggle, and also that they should treat more seriously the wish(...)