Leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party John Redmond (1856 - 1918, left) with Irish nationalist politician John Dillon (1851 - 1927), circa 1910. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On the night of May 18th, 1915, the Irish nationalist leader John Redmond was staying at the south Dublin home of his daughter Johanna and her husband(...)

The Rev Ian Paisley and James Molyneaux speaking to supporters in Hillsborough prior to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea

The hall was full. Every chair in the building had been brought in from other rooms, yet there were still dozens of people huddled in the hallway and (...)

The aftermath  of a bomb on Nassau Street, Dublin, in 1974. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Families of those killed in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings 41 years ago are very happy with a tribute to the victims that forms part of U2’s stage s(...)

Peter Barry, Dick Spring, Garret FitzGerald, Margaret Thatcher, Geoffrey Howe and Tom King at the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement in 1985

The Anglo-Irish Agreement of November 15th, 1985 was formally abjured by the British and Irish governments on April 10th, 1998 as a key concession to (...)

The Widow Scallan’s Pub in Pearse Street, Dublin, where Martin Doherty was killed. Photograph: The Irish Times

The family of a man killed by the Ulster Volunteer Force in Dublin more than 20 years ago is to sue the Police Service of Northern Ireland, alleging R(...)

The body of Martin Doherty, who was shot dead in The Widow Scallan’s public house, being removed from his home at Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Martin Doherty’s inquest, which took place 10 years after his death in 1994, heard the Dublin man was shot dead while trying to fend off a loyalist bo(...)

UUP Leader Mike Nesbitt at Stormont Parliament in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has described the first session of the Stormont talks since Tuesday’s report on the status of the IRA and ot(...)

  Taoiseach   Enda Kenny: “Paramilitarism in all its vestiges must be removed”. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the report into paramilitaries in Northern Ireland clearly raised matters of very serious concern. He told the Dáil yest(...)

 A young boy walks past a loyalist paramilitary mural  in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Tuesday saw publication of the UDA/UVF/Red Hand Commando “conflict-resolution initiative”, the fruit of 18 months of talks between the banned loyalist(...)

The Ulster Defence Association, the Ulster Volunteer Force and the Red Hand Commando on Tuesday released a joint declaration of intent “recommitting” themselves to the peaceful and democratic principles of the 1998 Belfast Agreement. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.

Loyalist paramilitary have issued a statement pledging to “eschew all violence and criminality”. The Ulster Defence Association, the Ulster Volunteer (...)