Aidan O’Driscoll, a senior figure in the Real IRA in Munster, died after he was shot up to four times as he walked along the northside of Cork city just minutes after he had finished work.

Two men have appeared before the Special Criminal Court this afternoon charged in connection with the murder of Aidan O’Driscoll in Cork nearly two ye(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill sidestepped the issue of IRA violence when launching the party’s 30-page submission to the British government’s consultation on how to address the legacy of the Troubles. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s description of the British government as the “main conflict protagonist” during the Troubles suggests the party is incapable of addressing(...)

Eoin Ro Wilson casts his vote during the Irish Youth Referendum  in west Belfast. Photograph: Matt Bohill Pacemaker

“Tiocfaidh ár lá,” declared a smiling Mike Nesbitt to the 12-17 year-olds from Ballymurphy’s Glor na Mona youth club in very nationalist west Belfast.(...)

  Áras an Uachtaráin, the residence of the president. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

MICHAEL D HIGGINS Age: 77 Position: President of Ireland since 2011 Party: Independent Public life: Formerly a Labour Party TD and Senator. Minister f(...)

Pictured is the Monaghan Way, near the border with south Armagh.

The extent to which the Army was unprepared for the outbreak of the Troubles in Northern Ireland has been revealed in a recent book by a former office(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley. Photograph: Epa/Andy Rain

If a real effort isn’t made to deal with the legacy of the Troubles then inevitably the grief and grievance of victims and survivors will continue int(...)

Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Féin. Photograph : Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has described the British government as the “main conflict protagonist” during the Troubles. Sinn Féin in its 30-page submission to the Bri(...)

The scene of the IRA car bomb at Killeen in April 1987 in which Judge Maurice Gibson and his wife Lady Cecily Gibson were killed. What remained of their car is to the right behind the telegraph poles. The car in which |reland internationals David Irwin, Nigel Carr and Philip Rainey were travelling is in the middle of the road.

Mick Doyle was going apoplectic. David ‘Doc’ Irwin, Philip Rainey and Nigel Carr were late for Ireland training. It’s April 1987. Des Fitzgerald say(...)

The  bullet-riddled minibus  after  10 Protestant workmen were shot dead in South Armagh in 1976. Photograph: PA Wire

A coroner is set to consider whether he will allow the identities of two suspects in the murder of 10 Protestant workmen at Kingsmill to be revealed. (...)

Bertie Ahern in 1991. Photo: Getty Images).

Perhaps, as he says, beliefs are “moulded into the DNA”, or maybe a lifetime in politics sustaining only mild abrasions has taught him never to be cau(...)

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