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A file image showing the coffin of Aidan McAnespie being carried through the British army checkpoint  where he was shot dead.  Photograph: Pacemaker

A former British army soldier is to be prosecuted for the February 1988 killing of Co Tyrone man Aidan McAnespie. Northern Ireland’s Public Prosectio(...)

An image from Marh 2018 showing seven of the 14 ‘hooded men’, who were kept in hoods interned in Northern Ireland in 1971. (From left) Jim Auld, Patrick McNally, Liam Shannon, Fracncie McGuigan, Davy Rodgers, Brian Turley and Joe Clarke. Photograph: PA

The Government is to appeal the European Court of Human Right’s finding that 14 men in Northern Ireland were not tortured when detained by the British(...)

The Holocaust Educational Trust said Gena  Turgel dedicated her life to sharing her story of surviving the Jewish ghetto in Krakow and the  camps at Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen.  Photograph:  Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Holocaust survivor who became known as the Bride of Belsen after she married a British soldier involved in the liberation of the Nazi death camps ha(...)

Tracey Ullman as Michael Gove on Tracey Ullman Breaks the News. Photograph: BBC

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 23.05pm The guests on Graham’s sofa are Ethan Hawke, who stars in First Reformed, Toni Collette, starring in(...)

US Army Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Flood, seen here in Ghazni, Afghanistan, is  from Dublin. He works at    Joint Forces Staff College, a component of the National Defense University and lives in Texas. Here he is pictured here in Ghazni, Afghanistan

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Anthony Flood, from Dub(...)

Sinn Féin Senator Niall Ó Donnghaile (left) with Liam Shannon, one of the so-called “Hooded Men”, outside Leinster House, Dublin, ahead of the hearing of the Sinn Féin private members’ Bill in the Seanad calling on the  Government to appeal a European Court of Human Rights judgment that the men’s treatment by UK authorities did not amount to torture. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Government is being called on to appeal against a European court decision that found the so-called “Hooded Men” did not suffer torture. Speaking(...)

Ranger Michael Maguire, from Bantry, of Royal Irish Regiment, was one of several soldiers who came under machine gunfire during training in Pembrokeshire in May 2012

Three British army soldiers “had a total disregard for the safety” of their men during a live ammunition training exercise which led to the death of a(...)

The assassination of Henry Wilson attracted international attention, with the  cover of the French magazine Le Petit Journal running an artist’s impression on a 1922 edition. Image: Getty

A handwritten note in the pension file of an IRA woman based in London has shed new light on one of the great mysteries of Irish history. Field Mar(...)

John Haughey: newly released pension file  sheds light on the devastating illness which left him an invalid

Most biographers of the former taoiseach Charles Haughey point to his impoverished childhood as one of the primary motivations in his life in looking (...)

Barry Ward played Jimmy Gralton in Ken Loach’s 2014 film ‘Jimmy’s Hall’.

On the 13th of August 1933 the M.V. Britannic pulled away from Cobh Harbour with a remarkable passenger on board. Next to Passenger 17’s entry on the (...)

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