“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

The gold coin ‘Big Maple Leaf’ which was stolen from a Berlin museum on Monday. Photograph: EPA

A Canadian gold coin named “Big Maple Leaf” which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin’s (...)

Gerry Adams carries the coffin during the funeral procession of Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness, ahead of his funeral at St Columba’s Church Long Tower, in Derry. Photograph: Thomas McMullan/PA Wire

With the death of Martin McGuinness Ireland lost a hero, Derry a son, Sinn Féin a leader, and his family a loving, caring and dedicated husband, fathe(...)

The Metropolitan Police’s acting deputy commissioner and head of counter terrorism, Mark Rowley, addresses the media outside New Scotland Yard  on Wednesday night. Photograph: Joel Ford/AFP/Getty Images

Britain’s most senior counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley has said the police’s “fast-paced investigation” was working on the assumption that the at(...)

Martin McGuinness  in Derry in 1985

In responding to the death of Martin McGuinness people had to find a balance between the twin facts of his paramilitary and peacemaking past. Ian Pai(...)

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in 1996. “While he had a passion for politics, Martin was not one-dimensional. He enjoyed storytelling and he was a decent poet.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Yesterday, Ireland lost a hero. Derry lost a son. Sinn Féin lost a leader, and I lost a dear friend and a comrade. Martin’s family have suffered the b(...)

Martin McGuinness had a profound impact on the island of Ireland for almost half a century. From the early 1990s, he was a key figure in bringing peac(...)

Martin McGuinness (right) and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the funeral of Patrick Kelly, a reputed IRA commander in East Tyrone shot dead by the SAS in 1987. File photograph: PA Wire

May 23rd, 1950: James Martin Pacelli McGuinness is born in Derry. The city was riven by poverty, unemployment and discrimination. Gerrymandering meant(...)

A file photograph from 2007 showing then Northern Ireland   First Minister Ian Paisley (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness smiling after being sworn in as ministers. Mr  McGuinness died on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Ireland came to know two Martin McGuinnesses. One was, for much of his life, a man of war and conflict, dedicated to fighting, as hard as he could, th(...)

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