Malachi O’Doherty signing copies of his book Gerry Adams – An Unauthorised Life. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

The arresting sentence in the last chapter of Malachi O’Doherty’s Gerry Adams – An Unauthorised Life reads, “Gerry Adams is one of the most successful(...)

Moira O’Neill, who has died aged 94, was possibly the oldest hotelier in Ireland and certainly one of the most celebrated. For more than seven decades(...)

In fear of assassination: Sean O’Callaghan in London in 2013. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Sean O’Callaghan Born: October 10th, 1954 Died: August 23rd, 2017 Sean O’Callaghan lived in fear that his former IRA colleagues or dissident republic(...)

The Army Bomb Disposal Unit team at Ballsbridge where a controlled explosion was carried on a grenade under the bridge. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Defence Forces bomb squad was called to dispose of a grenade, believed to be from the War of Independence, in Ballsbridge on Monday morning. The(...)

Eoin Sweeney: as captured in the  front page photograph of The Irish Times on January 5th, 1969

Eoin Sweeney, who had died aged 69, was an economist by training and polymath by nature who was known for his boundless energy and his single-minded d(...)

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell plans to run as a candidate for the presidency next year to ensure there is an election. A presidential electio(...)

 Dr Féilim Ó hAdhmaill said he believed he was going to die when water was poured over his mouth and nose.

A university lecturer who alleges he suffered “waterboarding” after he was arrested in Belfast in 1978 has said he believes torture “was the norm, rat(...)

Raymond Monteith and his daughter Diane from Strabane. Raymond’s brother-in-law James Fowler was shot by the IRA in Omagh.

As he peered out of the bus window at the spot where the IRA carried out much of its terror campaign in rural Fermanagh, David Temple is reminded of t(...)

Mark McAuley on Miebello picked up 12 faults during his final round. The Aga Khan Trophy was won  by the all-female American team. Photograph: Alan Betson

It takes something special to draw a crowd away from the biggest event of the RDS Horse Show – the FEI Nations Cup for the Aga Khan Trophy. Lorenzo (...)

 David Bolton has written a book examining the  mental health impact of the Troubles. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Traumatic experiences have afflicted the lives of more than 210,000 people in Northern Ireland, says David Bolton, a 61-year-old retired social worker(...)