Former US president Bill Clinton met Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill  at George Best Belfast City Airport

The Government believes that Sinn Féin’s leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill, was ready to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to re(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton  and DUP leader Arlene Foster wave as they leave after a meeting at a hotel on the outskirts of Belfast on October 17th, 2017. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Former US president Bill Clinton, who held separate meetings on Tuesday afternoon in Belfast with DUP and Sinn Féin leaders, has predicted that Stormo(...)

Bloody Sunday witness Paddy Walsh creeping towards Patrick Doherty, who was shot dead by Soldier F. The Saville Report found  Doherty  had been shot and mortally wounded as he tried to crawl to safety. Photograph: Gilles Peress

It takes time to walk the length of Clarendon Street in Derry – especially with a bomb in each hand. A long, steep street lined with Georgian houses, (...)

 Metropolitan Police handout photograph of Ciaran Maxwell, a former Royal Marine who lived a double life as a bomb-maker for dissident republicans. Photograph: PA

The parents of a Co Antrim bomb-maker who infiltrated the British military have said they are horrified by his criminality. Ciaran Maxwell (31) was j(...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire:  Has complained that funding cuts are limiting his office’s ability to investigate police handling of such atrocities as the IRA Enniskillen bombing and the actions of the Shankill Butchers. Photograph: John Harrison/PA Wire

Investigations into the police handling of atrocities such as the Enniskillen and La Mon bombings and the actions of the Shankill Butchers are being d(...)

Father’s Day: Ollie Clerkin in 1975. The pipe wasn’t an affectation, but the rest of it – the GAA kneel, the flexed arm, the ever-so-slight hint of a smirk – is surely a put-on

Malachy Clerkin on his father, Oliver I had never seen this photograph before Mam dug it out for me, last week, and now I can’t stop looking at it. H(...)

Dr Donald Caird  was the leading spokesman for the Southern minority during the “liberal agenda” debates in the 1980s and early 1990s
Obituary: Bishop Donald Caird

Born: December 11th, 1925 Died: June 1st, 2017 Born in Dublin in the early years of the Free State, Donald Caird took pride in his ancestry in the c(...)

Sligo footballer Etna Flanagan, her husband Conor Flanagan and Children, Cria (12) Sadhbh (8) and Odhran (3) at their home in Coolaney, Co. Sligo. Photo: James Connolly

It is a bit of an understatement to say that Etna Flanagan bucks some sporting trends. One recent Irish survey threw up the startling statistic that (...)