Police intelligence officers withheld some information from detectives investigating the Omagh boming in Northern Ireland in which 29 people were killed, a new report has found. Photograph of the aftermath of the Co Tyrone bomb. Photograph: PA

Police intelligence officers withheld some information from detectives investigating the Omagh boming in Northern Ireland in which 29 people were kill(...)

In the republican strongholds of the North where the writ of the RUC did not run, the local wiseacres had a saying: “There is no law – but there is order.”

In the wake of the Maíria Cahill disclosures of her sexual abuse, Sinn Féin has found itself caught in an uncomfortable spotlight over the manner in w(...)

Dromana House on the banks of the Blackwater in Waterford. Photographs: Bill Flynn

To wander into the kitchen at Dromana House is to understand immediately why one family has remained here for more than 800 years. The annivers(...)

Keir Starmer: 
will conduct review 
into
 manner in which cases relating to allegations made by 
Belfast woman
Ma
í
ria Cahill w
as

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 handled
. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The former director of public prosecutions for England and Wales, Keir Starmer, will conduct the independent review into the manner in which cases (...)

Mairia Cahill has claimed  the republican movement conducted its own inquiry into her allegations of abuse, subjecting her to interrogation and forcing her to confront her alleged attacker. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Three cases linked to alleged rape of Belfast woman Mairia Cahill and subsequent IRA cover-up are to be reviewed by a top human rights lawyer, the No(...)

Forensic officers examine the remains of an exploded car bomb outside Newry courthouse on February 23rd, 2010. Photograph: Reuters

The Special Criminal Court has granted bail to a Co Meath resident who was arrested in connection with a bomb attack on Newry courthouse four years ag(...)

 Maíria Cahill  and Taoiseach Enda Kenny  outside Government Buildings after their meeting last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has said the onus is on Sinn Féin to arrange the meeting it requested between the Taoiseach and the four people named as having carr(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: Allegations of a cover-up demand a wider response. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Micheál Martin has called for a special cross-Border commission to be established to examine how Sinn Féin and the IRA dealt with sex abuse cases dur(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has hit out at his political opponents and the media over what he says is the politicisation of the Maíria Cahill sexual abuse controversy. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has hit out at his political opponents and the media over what he says is the politicisation of the Maíria Cahill s(...)

Maíria Cahill arriving for talks with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Government Buildings. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams to answer questions regarding reports that six people accused of sexual abuse had (...)