Armed police at the scene of rioting Creggan, Derry. Photograph: PA

The dissident republican group the New IRA is suspected by police of being responsible for the fatal shooting of journalist Lyra McKee during rioting (...)

Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry on Thursday night. Photograph: Jess Lowe/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to journalist Lyra McKee who was shot dead during riots in Derry on Thursday night. Mr Higgins described(...)

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney (centre) leaves Leinster House on Wednesday after appearing at the Oireachtas Sports Committee. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

John Delaney’s future within the FAI remains under intense scrutiny and if, as is widely expected, he finally leaves the organisation, it will amount (...)

Stefan McCusker stars as Paul Hill in a new short film, Fifteen, about the letters he sent to his family from prison, which screens at the Belfast Film Festival this weekend.

Earlier this year the British government announced that the inquest into the 1974 IRA pub bombings in Guildford is to be reopened. But why revisit a h(...)

Dessie O’Hare, who was jailed for seven years at the Special Criminal Court in  Dublin  for the violent attempted eviction of a man and his family from their home in Co Dublin in 2015. Photograph:  Courtpix

When Dessie O’Hare cut off the tops of two of Dr John O’Grady’s fingers he used a hammer and chisel. It was a savage attack ensuring he was depicted (...)

While the Troubles were considered a terrible aberration, the road carnage seemed to be tolerated as a regrettable but inevitable result of progress

Beside the Islandbridge gate of Phoenix Park, a plaque in the wall commemorates the death nearby of an Old IRA man, Lieut Thomas McGrane. I have passe(...)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris: security has been significantly stepped up for Mr Harris due to his previous role in the PSNI and the suspected threat from dissident paramilitary groups. Photograph: Alan Betson

A PSNI vehicle carrying Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was damaged during a security alert at Garda headquarters in Dublin’s Phoenix Park last month. (...)

Roberty Byrnes was arrested and jailed in January 1919

The first IRA volunteer to be killed in the War of Independence is being remembered on Saturday in his hometown on the 100th anniversary of his death.(...)

The convicted men were remanded in custody until Monday, when they will be sentenced.

A man’s denial that he knew anything about 167kg of explosives found inside his “heavily laden” car — including detonators sticking out from the passe(...)

George Michael had found an unlikely ally in the protagonist from McEllistrim V Ballymacelligott Co-operative Agricultural and Dairy Society Ltd. Photograph: Neil Munns/PA

When the late George Michael sued his record company Sony in 1994, seeking release from a contract he considered “professional slavery”, one of the le(...)

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