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Police and army bomb disposal experts at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast last Saturday after a bomb was found  under a car in the car park. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The New IRA has said it was responsible for the attempt to kill a PSNI officer in an under-car bomb attack in east Belfast last weekend. The organisa(...)

Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party  leader Arlene Foster (left) with Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill at the funeral service for  Lyra McKee in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pool/Reuters

Father Martin McGill’s words to the politicians gathered in front of him, including Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and the Democratic Unionist Party’s (...)

The coffin of journalist Lyra McKee is removed after her funeral at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A priest at the funeral of Lyra McKee in Belfast on Wednesday asked “why in God’s name” it took her murder to bring politicians to a point where they (...)

 Graffiti that has been amended to read “IRA are done. Defeated Army” instead of “IRA undefeated Army” in the Creggan area of Derry  close by the scene where  journalist yra McKee was fatally shot amid rioting on April 18. Photograph:Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The New IRA was established in 2012 when members of the Real IRA, Republican Action Against Drugs and a number of independent republicans came togethe(...)

Rev Bridget Spain lights a candle in honour of Lyra McKee at the Unitarian Church’s Good Friday service for the victims of the Troubles. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

For the last 19 years the Unitarian Church in St Stephen’s Green has had a Good Friday ceremony to name all those who died in the Troubles in Northern(...)

Fr Aidan Troy in Derry: “Unless you’ve stood in the middle of the absolute breakdown of community relations you will never understand how dangerous the situation is now.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Father Aidan Troy knows better than most what sectarianism looks like. For 12 weeks in 2001, the Passionist priest walked the pupils of Holy Cross Gir(...)

District Judge Amanda Henderson told Jay Donnelly (23) he had committed an extreme abuse of trust by sending an image which then went viral. File photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Irish League footballer Jay Donnelly has been jailed for four months for distributing a photo of himself having sex with a 16-year-old girl while she (...)

Anna Burns, author of 'Milkman'. Photograph: Eleni Stefanou

The success of Anna Burns’s Milkman is quite something. Since winning the £50,000 Man Booker Prize, sales have gone through the roof, far beyond expec(...)

‘Between you and me and the post’ – Like sentry guards, Jack McCaffrey and umpire Tom O’Kane watch the ball squirm away from the goal, one of the few moments of danger for Dublin in a relatively straight-forward semi-final win over Galway. Photo: “A Season of Sundays 2018”/Sportsfile

The Best Tony 10 by Declan Lynch and Tony O’Reilly – Gill Books, €16.99 The story of Tony O’Reilly, the Carlow postmaster who stole €1.75m(...)

IRA killer Sean Kelly (centre) attends a controversial commemoration at Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast for his fellow Shankill Road bomber Thomas Begley, who died alongside the nine victims of the 1993 attack. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

Sinn Féin has defended its decision to attend a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the death of Shankill bomber Thomas Begley saying there is a (...)

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