White rose petals are thrown into a pond at the Omagh memorial garden by those who attended the ceremony for victims of the car bomb on Market Street on the 15th August 1998.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Close to the 3.10 pm time of the Omagh bombing a bell was sounded 32 times on Wednesday in the Co Tyrone town. Thirty one of the tolls were for the 29(...)

Nuala O’Loan,the former  police ombudsman for Northern Ireland  Photograph: Irish Times

The North’s former police ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan has stated her “firm” belief that the Omagh bombing could have been prevented. Ms O’Loan on(...)

Family, relatives and victims gather at an interdenominational service at the Memorial Gardens in Omagh to remember the Omagh bombing 20 years on. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The father of one of the Omagh bombing victims has marked the 20th anniversary of the explosion by urging Northern Ireland’s political leaders to reac(...)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said there was no violence or arrests. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson/The Irish Times

There was a significant police presence in Belfast city centre on Saturday as several hundred republicans took part in the End Internment parade. How(...)

From ‘The Image You Missed’

The Image You Missed, the keenly anticipated second feature from Donal Foreman, opens with an unusual credit: “A film between Donal Foreman and Arthur(...)

Carl Reilly:  granted bail to go on holiday to Spain. Photograph: Getty Images

A west Belfast man charged with allegedly plotting the activities of a dissident republican terrorist group has been granted bail to go on holiday to (...)

Kevin Hannaway was one of a number of men interned at a secret base in Derry in 1971 where he was beaten, subjected to white noise and deprivation of sleep, food and drink. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the “hooded men” who was subjected to inhumane and degrading treatment by British forces in Northern Ireland, has been jailed for three years a(...)

 Kingsmill memorial in Co Armagh: the site  has been attacked four times since it was erected in 2013. Photograph: David Taylor/PA

The brother of one of 10 Protestant workmen killed in one of the most infamous atrocities of the Troubles has condemned an attack on a memorial to the(...)

Last week’s meeting of the British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference, was a step towards ensuring the positivity that developed in the course of the peace process is not allowed to wilt. Above, Minister for Justice Charles Flanagan (left) and Tánaiste Simon Coveney after the meeting in London. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

Relations between the Irish and British governments have become testy in the course of the Brexit negotiations. It is imperative that they are put bac(...)

Taoiseach Charles Haughey and President Mary Robinson greeted by Lieutenant General James Parker, Chief of Staff, on arrival outside the GPO in 1991. Photograph: Jack McManus

The release of British Government files from the UK National Archives in Kew are often as of much interest to Irish historians as they are to British (...)

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