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Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill at the funeral of Bobby Storey in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The controversy over the Provisional movement’s participation in the Bobby Storey funeral is entirely predictable. But it raises far more fundamental (...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness and Bobby Storey address supporters at a protest on the Falls Road over the arrest of Gerry Adams in 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Veteran Republican masterminded Northern Bank Robbery and Maze prison escape before playing key role in Sinn Féin’s road to peace Nearly 1,800 men(...)

A file photograph of  Bobby Storey who died on Sunday. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Belfast republican Bobby Storey, who was one of the leaders of the Maze prison escape of 1983 and later became Sinn Féin’s Northern chairman, has died(...)

 Ted Cunningham pictured at the Four Courts on Wednesday  for the Court of Appeal hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts

Retired businessman Ted Cunningham has been refused an extension of time to appeal against the dismissal of his claim the State unlawfully seized £3m (...)

Irish households now hold record amounts on deposit, at almost €100 billion, despite the dire returns on offer.

Not so long ago I got a call from a reader querying the lack of options for saving, and the low level of interest rates available. He had well more(...)

Delighted Monaghan fans at Pearse Park, Salthill celebrate the  victory over Galway which earned the county a semi-final place against Tyrone. Photograph:  Laszlo/Geczo

I don’t know what Paris in 1968 felt like, or Berlin after the wall came down. But last Saturday night in Salthill must have been the Monaghan GAA equ(...)

Banker and lawyer Basil Geoghegan is set to become chairman of State airports’ company, DAA. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross on(...)

Martin McGuinness shortly after he was appointed minister for education in 1999. His comment about having been “on the run” “was not the kind of comment to instil confidence in the future”. Photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

On a recent visit to New York, I fulfilled a long-held ambition to walk over the famous Brooklyn Bridge. The construction of this bridge was not witho(...)

 Pauline Sugrue in her kitchen-cookery classrom: “We were keen not to interfere with the house too much – what’s the point in having a modernised old house?” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Imagine learning to cook in an Edwardian bank building where the kitchen is the original banking hall and the old safe cleverly doubles as the cool sp(...)

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(...)

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