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Relatives carry a coffin during a funeral procession for Selima Merali (41) and her daughter Nuriana Merali (15), who were killed in the attack by gunmen at the Westgate Shopping Centre. (Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

A former Irish Army ranger was part of a team of private security workers who helped to evacuate hundreds of people from Nairobi’s Westgate shopping m(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: said  he hopes to meet Mr Gilmore in the near future to seek elaboration on the comments made by the Tánaiste at the British-Irish Association conference in Cambridge at the weekend

The Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt is to follow up on Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s offer that the Government would address unionist perceptions(...)

Eamon Gilmore: “The Irish State made huge efforts to curb the violence,” he said, adding that successive Irish governments had made “repeated efforts made to get talks going”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish State must acknowledge that many unionists believe that it did not do enough to combat the Provisional IRA during the Troubles, Minister f(...)

Tánaiste a Eamon Gilmore: “We need to acknowledge those unionists who feel that, notwithstanding the sacrifices made by members of An Garda Síochána and the Irish Army throughout the Troubles, the Irish State could have done more to prevent the IRA’s murderous activities in Border areas,” he said in Cambridge on Saturday night.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has made a strong overture to unionists that the Government is prepared to investigate allegations that the State could have(...)

The Irish Army No 1 Band (in black) and the Band of the King’s Division (red)  played together at the British ambassador’s annual summer party at his residence in Dublin last night.

It would have seemed impossible in previous decades but last night members of a British army band and the Irish Army No 1 Band came together to perfor(...)

Zowie Brown, aged six, whose great grandfather was a pardoned Irish soldier, attends a wreath-laying ceremony  at the  National War Memorial in Islandbridge, Dublin, with second World War  veteran  Phillip Farrington. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

One of the last surviving Irish soldiers granted a pardon after fighting against Nazi Germany has laid a wreath to remember his comrades.Phil Farringt(...)

 A German Nazi flag from the second World War at the National Maritime Museum in Dún Laoighaire. “Ireland’s geographic position, small size and strategic interests would dictate that it could not be absolutist about its foreign policy.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There has been much recent comment in relation to Ireland’s controversial neutrality during the second World War that suggests a diminishing ra(...)

Sheep trying to feed near Slemish mountain in Co Antrim. Photogaph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

The body representing the North’s farmers has welcomed a relief package worth up to £5 million for the heavy (...)

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