Eamon Gilmore: “As we know from our own experience in Ireland, you can set target dates, but you can’t always get everything into the jar by that date.” Photograph: Eric Luke.

When it comes to the Colombian peace talks, Eamon Gilmore is our man in Havana. On Monday the former tánaiste and Labour leader walked into the Florid(...)

FARC rebels rest on a window of a local store at a small village in the mountains of Colombia. Photograph: Federico Rios Escobar/The New York Times

Members of Colombia’s Marxist Farc guerrillas will meet US secretary of state John Kerry in Cuba, a spokeswoman for Colombia’s government peace negoti(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos is on a three-day visit to Washington this week. Photograph: Guillermo Legaria/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos began a three-day visit to Washington this week to drum up support for his country’s peace process, and to par(...)

The head of the Farc delegation Ivan Marquez (R) and the head of the Colombian government delegation Humberto de la Calle (L) at peace talks  in Havana, Cuba. Photograph: Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s government and leftist Farc rebels agreed on Tuesday to ask the UN Security Council to help monitor and verify a rebel disarmament should t(...)

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos. The government and leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) have waded through a five-point agenda during negotiations to end 51 years of war. Photograph: John Vizcaino/Reuters

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday he is confident he will be in a position to call a ceasefire with Marxist Farc rebels starti(...)

Former tánaiste and Labour leader Eamon Gilmore said he was honoured to accept the position. Photograph: Frank Miller

Former tánaiste and Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore has been appointed as the European Union envoy to the peace process in Colombia. Federica Mogh(...)

A minesweeper heads to work clearing a minefield laid by guerrillas in La Virgen, Carmen de Viboral Municipality, Antioquia department Colombia. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Colombia’s FARC rebels shot dead three police officers on Thursday and brought down an energy pylon, cutting off power to half a million people in (...)

Commander of the Farc-Ep leftist guerrilla Pablo Catatumbo reads a statement during the peace talks with the Colombian government at Convention Palace in Havana. Photograph: Alberto Roque/AFP/Getty Images

The Colombian armed forces’ aerial bombing campaign against leftist guerrillas killed a member of the rebel negotiating team who had participated in p(...)

Colombian soldiers carry the body of a comrade killed after a rebel attack in La Esperanza village, Colombia, last month. Farc rebels on Friday suspended a ceasefire after government troops killed 26 of its fighters. Photograph: Reuters/Jaime Saldarriaga/Files

Colombia’s Marxist Farc rebels suspended a unilateral ceasefire after government troops killed 26 of its fighters, the guerrilla group said on Friday,(...)

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has revived airstrikes on rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) after 11 fighters died in a clash. Photograph: Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos ordered the resumption of bombing raids against Farc guerrillas on Wednesday after a rebel attack killed 10 so(...)