Former senior loyalist paramilitary turned so-called supergrass  Gary Haggarty. Photograph: Pacemaker

Thirteen people implicated in paramilitary violence by a loyalist commander-turned supergrass, including two former police intelligence officers, will(...)

New Kiltyclogher residents Tammy Barrett and her children, Aidan and Jessica. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

It’s a long way from East Wall in Dublin to Kiltyclogher village in Co Leitrim but as they cruised west on the M4 this week, Rachel and Jason Ashe wer(...)

Protesters outside the former Magdalene laundry on Sean McDermott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mary Merritt (86) was six-and-a-half stone when, aged 31, she left High Park laundry in Drumcondra, Dublin, in 1961. At protest in Dublin on Friday,(...)

Roscommon’s Sean McDermott and Jason Doherty of Mayo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kevin McStay has a broadcaster’s feel for this stuff. For the drama of it all and the damn little harm there is in giving expression to that. In an RT(...)

Gary Haggarty: he agreed in 2010 to give evidence against up to 14 of his former UVF colleagues and two of his former police handlers.  Photograph: Pacemaker

So-called loyalist supergrass Gary Haggarty has been jailed for life after he pleaded guilty to a catalogue of murders, attempted murders and other pa(...)

Aaron Harbinson (centre), son of Gary Haggarty’s victim John Harbinson outside Belfast Crown Court following the UVF man’s guilty pleas to over two hundred terrorism charges including five murders.

John Harbinson, a Protestant was murdered after being handcuffed and beaten in the loyalist Mount Vernon estate in north Belfast in May 1997. The kill(...)

Neil Collins is enjoying life in New York city.

Roscommon kick off their 2017 championship campaign against Leitrim in the Connacht semi-final on Sunday. For Neil Collins, there was just something a(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin:  “Your help is an invaluable contribution to the work of renewal in the church.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Share collections in Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese, which fund its support services, dropped significantly in the 18-month period to the end of Decem(...)

Paul Walsh of Castle Antiques, Clarecastle, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

For many Americans, Ireland is known as the “old country”, and while this usually refers to the place their ancestors hailed from, it could also be a (...)

Eddie Staunton was receiving first aid when a man shot him a number of times.

A hit-and-run victim was receiving first aid on a Dublin street when he was shot, it has emerged. Eddie Staunton was cycling along James Joyce Street(...)