Author John Jefferies with the Rolls Royce “Moon Car” on Cobh Pier at the launch of “Death on the Pier”. Mr Jefferies is a descendant of one of the episode’s key participants, IRA man Daniel “Sandow” O’Donovan

It was described by the then president of Dáil Éireann, William T Cosgrave, as “a dastardly outrage” without parallel “in its deliberation and its sav(...)

 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(...)

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo, during their visit to Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke

The visits to Ireland by the Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, have cost the Garda more than €2 million to police, according to n(...)

When Billy McConville was aged six, the IRA abducted his widowed mother, Jean, murdered her, and secretly buried her body

Billy McConville, who has died after a short illness, was a survivor of two of the North’s greatest horrors. When he was aged six, the IRA abducted hi(...)

Gerry Adams: “The Irish Government has a responsibility to defend the Remain vote.”  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The leaders of Sinn Féin and the SDLP have supported Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s recent remarks that the Government is not going to “design a border for (...)

Two Dublin men have appeared to before a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court charged with IRA membership. Kevin Braney and Ciaran Maguire ((...)

John McNamee, dressed as customs workers, joined other members of Border Communities Against Brexit earlier this year to protest against Brexit by setting up an old customs post at Carrickcarnon between Dundalk and Newry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

After Dundalk, the tension in our tightly packed car rose perceptibly. “Now no jokes or stories about smugglers, please.” Mother had us under orders o(...)

Forensic officers attend the scene on the Crumlin Road in Belfast where a PSNI officer was shot on Sunday night. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Gardaí investigating the activities of dissident republicans have arrested four men during a series of raids in Dublin. The men, who are suspected me(...)

Jaye Davidson and Stephen Rea in The Crying Game. “It’s amazing it happened at all,” says Rea. “When we made it, it was the only film in production in England or Ireland.”

It seems impossible now, but Neil Jordan’s low-budget thriller The Crying Game was a box-office flop when it was initially released in the UK and Irel(...)

The temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over the weekend at the inaugural West Cork History Festival at Lissard Estate in Skibbereen. Photograph: Liss Ard Estate/Twitter

The setting may well have been bucolic and the weather pleasant but the temperature threatened to rise dramatically on more than a few occasions over (...)