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(Left)  The Rev Bob Jennings and (right) a photograph from  his years as a British army chaplain.

A small, well-polished brass cross mounted on a plinth stands out against the bright, stained glass windows behind the altar of the small Church of Ir(...)

Disappeared victim Columba McVeigh  from Tyrone, who was abducted by the IRA in  1975

A fresh search for the remains of IRA victim Columba McVeigh is to begin on Monday on a section of Co Monaghan bogland. McVeigh, from Donaghmore, Co(...)

Desecrated wreaths at the memorial to the Narrow Water Massacre in which the IRA killed 18 soldiers  near Warrenpoint in Co Down. Photograph: Memorial to the Narrow Water Massacre/PA Wire.

Police in Northern Ireland are treating the desecration of wreaths at the site of the IRA murder of 18 soldiers as a hate crime amid reports that foot(...)

At the giraffe sanctuary in Nairobi. Photograph: Fionn McCann

Ever been kissed by a giraffe? Well, I took the bit between my teeth so to speak at the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, one of the city’s premier tourist d(...)

Families of those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast ahead of a preliminary Photograph:  Rebecca Black/PA Wire

A new inquest into the Ballymurphy massacre in which 11 people were killed is set to start on November 12th. The fresh inquest into the shootings, wh(...)

A republican bonefire built in the Bogside of Derry on Wednesday night. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin.

A bonfire lit in Derry that was emblazoned with the names of murdered police and prison officers has been met with widespread condemnation. The bonfi(...)

A UN honour guard carries a box containing remains believed to be from American servicemen killed during the 1950-53 Korean War after they arrived from North Korea, at Osan Air Base. Photograph:  Ahn Young-joon/ Pool/Getty Images.

North Korea has returned the remains of some US troops killed during the Korean War (1950-53), the latest stage in diplomacy since president Donald Tr(...)

Boy George: his family tree reveals some interesting Irish branches on ‘Who Do You Think You Are’

Singer Boy George has likened his family story to a sad Irish song that a drunken relative would sing at a funeral or a wedding. The Who Do You Thin(...)

For all the changes of the past 20 years, Ireland’s reputation abroad often remains entwined with Catholicism and alcohol. It’s striking, then to find(...)

A British army officer has been convicted over the killing of a soldier from Co Cork who was fatally shot during a training exercise, the Ministry of (...)

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