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Malachi O’Doherty signing copies of his book Gerry Adams – An Unauthorised Life. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

The arresting sentence in the last chapter of Malachi O’Doherty’s Gerry Adams – An Unauthorised Life reads, “Gerry Adams is one of the most successful(...)

Fr Alec Reid, who died in 2013, went to see Gerry Adams in 1986 and asked: ‘what can you do to stop the IRA?’ Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The late Fr Alec Reid, who was pivotal to the beginnings of the Northern Ireland peace process, recalled how it all began following a conversation wit(...)

Freddie Scappaticci sent a young boy “on a message”, as they say in Belfast, up to the home of 44-year-old Anthony McKiernan in January 1988, asking M(...)

Felons Club in Belfast: after a meeting in the club in early January “Sinn Féin pressed a political nuclear button that has thrown Northern Ireland into uncertainty”. Photograph: from the club’s Facebook page

Inside the Felons Club in west Belfast the mood was immediately obvious. On a Saturday afternoon in early January several hundred republicans packed (...)

Fiddle music, never far from the epicentre of our tradition, is enjoying the restorative effects of a swathe of musicians who are taking it on roads (...)

Home rules: Tim Brannigan today. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

When Tim Brannigan was 19 he found out who he really was. Growing up as a black kid in 1970s west Belfast, he already knew he was different. He had b(...)

Lagan Valley’s turnout of 53.2 per cent was statistically higher than that recorded for Assembly elections five years ago, and it was one of the few constituencies to achieve this feat across Northern Ireland.

Former first minister David Trimble watched on as the UUP claimed multiple seats in the Lagan Valley constituency for the first time since 2003 on Fri(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Lagan Valley – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

If the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are to replicate its impressive performance in Lagan Valley at the 2011 Assembly election, it means winning fo(...)

 The funeral of dissident republican Vinnie Ryan , at Donaghmede , Co. Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Let me rain on the parade. As the planes roared over the Liffey’s swell and the bands played and the soldiers marched along O’Connell Street I recalle(...)

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