Stephen Travers, bass player, Brian Maguire, road manager, Des Lee, saxophone player and Ray Miller, drummer, of the original Miami Showband, at a wreath-laying ceremony organised by at Parnell Square, Dublin, last August. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Alan McBride’s wife, Sharon was one of 10 people killed in the IRA’s bomb attacks on Frizzell’s fish shop on the Shankill Road in 1993, an explosion t(...)

Independent TDs Danny Healy-Rae and Michael Collins:  “I believe that God above is in charge of the weather,” said Danny in response to Green Party leader Eamon Ryan.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Would you look at the time? Ten weeks already, and not a government in the House washed. Although after much huffing and puffing, sources close to s(...)

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams: he comes to the fore only during major political crises, which he is always largely responsible for causing. This increasingly makes him look like a one-trick troublemaker. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

When events require media criticism of Gerry Adams, the response from the Sinn Féin faithful follows a pattern: you’re obsessed with Adams, you don’t (...)

UUP’s Mike Nesbitt, Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness, DUP’s Arlene Foster, SDLP’s Colum Eastwood and the Alliance Party’s David Ford during the Noel Thompson-hosted election debate on BBC. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/PA

Finally, at the end of a lacklustre Northern Assembly election campaign, there was some spark when the leaders of the North’s five main parties battle(...)

To unpick what really happened, we need to consider the deeply peculiar phenomenon that is the @GerryAdamsSF Twitter account. Photograph: The Irish Times

“The Irish are the n****rs of Europe. ” So Jimmy Rabbitte famously told the band in Roddy Doyle’s 1987 novel The Commitments. But that line didn’t mak(...)

Tommy Hefferon  at the Twaddell Avenue protest camp in north Belfast. Loyalists believe they are victims of a two-tier policing system. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

A Parades Commission decision to restrict an Orange march in north Belfast has had lasting consequences. There have been more than 1,000 days of prot(...)

Sinn Féin’s recent ardfheis was a slick, professional affair, marking a decisive shift in strategy as it seeks to broaden its appeal and attract middl(...)

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin called for the chain of hate and evil to be broken on Tuesday in the wake of the capital’s latest gangland killing.

The Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, called for the chain of hate and evil to be broken yesterday in the wake of the capital’s latest gangland (...)

President Michael D Higgins at the Military Archives  at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The €5.4 million Military Archives building, one of the flagship capital programmes of the 1916 centenary commemorations, has been opened. The archi(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the shooting of Michael Barr at the Sunset House pub on Summerhill in Dublin where forensic tests were being carried out on Tuesday  morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

When the Kinahan-Hutch feud exploded on to the streets of Dublin in February, Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan was quick to remind people that Ire(...)