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Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen addresses the media outside Belfast Laganside Magistrates.  She will face trial in April. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The deputy leader of far-right group Britain First is to go on trial over alleged hate speeches in Belfast, it was confirmed in court on Tuesday. Ja(...)

A meeting in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

One hundred years ago the first World War ended and Ireland embarked on a course of action that led rapidly to the independent Irish State. After a re(...)

A hundred years ago this week, Gen Edmund Allenby of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force entered the captured city of Jerusalem

One hundred years ago this week, Gen Edmund Allenby of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force entered the captured city of Jerusalem. It was the culminati(...)

Primary schoolchildren from Gaelscoil na bhFál in Belfast research material for Across and Open Field, Ireland’s first history publication written and illustrated by children.

It was one of the most successful children’s projects in the history of the State. In 1937, 100,000 school primary school pupils were tasked with gat(...)

Former IRA hunger-striker, Laurence McKeown, wears clothes fashioned from a former prison blanket similar to the ones used by the prisoners known as the ‘Blanketmen’ who took part in the dirty protest in the Maze prison during the 1970s and 1980s. Photograph: Stephen Davison

The market for wall calendars is pretty crowded. If your life can be edified with fresh monthly images of fluffy kittens, laughing nuns or a pouty Pol(...)

File photograph of veteran republican Ivor Bell. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A veteran republican charged in connection with the murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville in 1972 is not medically fit to stand trial, a cour(...)

A fan points to his chest as he shouts at West Bromwich Albion’s James McClean, who is wearing a shirt without a poppy. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland international soccer player James McClean “is a national hero” because “he chooses not to wear a poppy”, the annual Service of Remembrance at (...)

Republic of Ireland fans at the River Inn on Shipquay Street in Derry. Photograph: Trevor McBride

As the final whistle blew in Copenhagen, members the Derry branch of the Republic of Ireland Supporters Club were turning their attention to Tuesday n(...)

The 48-year-old Belfast man was extradited from the Republic of Ireland last December to face charges.

A German court has sentenced Belfast man James Corry to four years in prison for attempted murder for involvement in a Provisional IRA (PIRA) mortar a(...)

Staff from the Northern Ireland Road Service close the Peace Bridge in Derry, as Hurricane Ophelia hits the UK. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Storm Ophelia caused significant disruption in Northern Ireland with some 18,500 households left without power, while schools, universities and severa(...)

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