History being rewritten ? .... Father Edward Daly runs down the street with an injured man on “Bloody Sunday’ January 30th, 1972. “The young people who swarmed into the IRA in the aftermath of Bloody Sunday ... were behaving in a rational way and at considerable risk to themselves...”

Gerry Adams’s insistence that the Provisional IRA had been “law abiding” throughout its 25-year “armed struggle” will have struck many as implausible.(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams TD, signing  the book of condolences for the late Dr Ian Paisley in Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Aidan O’Reilly/Pacemaker Press

The very private funeral of the Rev Ian Paisley took place yesterday in the graveyard of Ballygowan Free Presbyterian Church in Co Down.As the late fi(...)

The coffin of Ian Paisley, the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and first minister of Northern Ireland, is carried to his grave at the Ballygowan Free Presbyterian Church in Ballygowan, Northern Ireland  today. Photograph: Reuters

As the funeral of Ian Paisley was taking place today, political leaders from across the divide paid tribute in the Northern Assembly at Stormont to th(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness signs the book of condolence for Ian Paisley at Derry’s Guildhall. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

Ian Paisley got the full front-page treatment on Northern Ireland’s three main morning newspapers on Saturday.The centre-ground, but fairly unionist, (...)

Rev Ian Paisley: political outsider scorned by the aristocrats and merchant princes of the unionist establishment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On the morning of August 9th, 1971, I met the Unionist MP for Shankill, Des Boal, on Royal Avenue in Belfast (I was then working for the Irish Press g(...)

A file photograph showing Northern Ireland first minister Ian Paisley with his deputy  Martin McGuinness smiling after being sworn in at a ceremony at Stormont in May 2007. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has signed a book of condolence for Ian Paisley following his death at the age of 88.The fo(...)

Ian Paisley: always commanded huge support among unionists over his long career. Photograph: Frank Miller

The funeral of the Rev Ian Paisley will be held in private, Baroness Eileen Paisley said yesterday.Baroness Paisley said her “beloved husband”, the (...)

Once the fiery denouncer of any constitutional accommodation within Northern Ireland, the Rev Ian Paisley became one of the “chuckle brothers”, sharin(...)

Ian Paisley at a rally on Royal Avenue outside Belfast City Hall in 1974. “Paisley the politician defeated Paisley the preacher.” Photograph: Trevor McBride 2:19

In 2006, about a year before Ian Paisley stunned the world by going into government with Sinn Féin, I was talking to a clearly troubled senior memb(...)

Ian Paisley lived up to the many different characterisations of his personality. Photograph: The Irish Times

The death of Ian Paisley marks the end of an era. Here was a Big Man with big boots. Descriptions and characterisations vary greatly: the most divisiv(...)