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Former British soldier Dennis Hutchings (left), who has been charged over the fatal 1974 shooting of a man in Northern Ireland, takes part in a protest to call for an end to prosecutions of veterans who served during the Troubles, on Horse Guards Parade, London. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Hundreds of army veterans have marched in Westminster alongside a former soldier who is facing prosecution in connection with the death of a vulnerabl(...)

Businessman Nelson Cheung was stabbed 18 times during attack.

Two Co Antrim men were on Tuesday jailed for a total of 25 years for the murder of Chinese businessman Nelson Cheung. “The lives of two honest, hard-(...)

Dr Hilda Mulvihill, Lisa Moloney, Tom Staed (Stryker) Dr Eamonn de Barra, Dr Aoife Culliton, Sarah Sayed (University of Limerick)

A team from the University of Limerick has developed a new type of cement that cuts down on the time needed for major orthopaedic operations and helps(...)

Charred landscape: members of the Defence Forces extinguishing gorse fires in Cloosh valley, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Government has been accused by the Green Party of negligence and a lack of foresight over the recent spate of gorse fires around the country. It (...)

A lone cyclist passes by the smouldering gorse on the Seanafeistin Rd close to Cloosh Valley in Connemara on May 9th. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Government plans to extend the gorse burning season until the end of March are deeply flawed and will lead to more of the devastating fires that have (...)

Neil Lucey looks across the lake at Gougane Barra in Co Cork, where a fire engulfed the slopes on April 23rd. “We were lucky we didn’t end up with a Connemara-type event.”

Neil Lucey is in reflective mood as he looks across the lake at Gougane Barra towards the blackened rocky mountainside and recalls how the blaze that (...)

Freddie “Stakeknife” Scappaticci at the 1987 funeral of IRA man Larry Marley.  Photograph: Pacemaker

Martin McGuinness always insisted he had “no role whatsoever” in the IRA’s “execution” of British army agent Frank Hegarty from Derry in May 1986. Bri(...)

It has been widely reported that Freddie  Scappaticci (above) was the British spy in the IRA known as Stakeknife, whose activities are under investigation in connection with many murders during the Troubles.  File screengrab: PA Photo/BBC News

Northern Ireland’s former deputy Director of Public Prosecutions was asked to stay at home over a decision not to prosecute Freddie Scappaticci for p(...)

Cnoc na dTobar mountain towers above Cahersiveen, and has been a sacred site since the pagan Lúghnasa festival was celebrated on its  summit

Until recently Irish people wishing to enjoy the serene delight of pilgrim walking were obliged to first undertake the penitential exercise of negotia(...)

 DUP defence spokesman Sir Jeffrey Donaldson hit out at human rights lawyers for their pursuit of those who served in the armed forces, police and security services. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The DUP is demanding measures to ensure British security forces veterans cannot face investigations into their actions during conflicts if they have a(...)

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