A  woman pushes her pram past a memorial to Stephen ‘Top Gun’ McKeag in west Belfast. One of his victims was 17-year-old Catholic Damien Walsh, who was shot dead in 1993. Photograph: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Marie Anderson, did not name the killer of 17-year-old Catholic teenager Damien Walsh in her long-awaited r(...)

‘Boris Johnson seems determined to weaponise unionist disquiet to put pressure on the EU, a dangerous game to play under the heat of the July sun.’ File photograph: Getty

The most dire warnings about Brexit are coming to pass. There’s a shortage of Marks & Spencer Best Ever prawn sandwiches in Ireland. Under EU cus(...)

Des O’Malley had strident views when it came to assessing Sinn Féin. File photograph: The Irish Times

A senior Sinn Féin TD has said he would not “stand over” any threats made against politicians in the Republic during the Troubles. Speaking in the wa(...)

Des O’Malley and Ann McCabe: ‘Jerry also travelled a bit with Des. They became close and we were all invited out to his house in Corbally.’

Det Garda Jerry McCabe and Det Garda Ben O’Sullivan grew close to Des O’Malley, when they were bodyguards for the politician and his family, when they(...)

Des O’Malley: ‘There is a choice of a kind that can only be answered by saying that I stand by the Republic.’ File photograph: The Irish Times

Des O’Malley did not just found a new party called the Progressive Democrats. He forced Charles Haughey to abandon Fianna Fail’s core value of refusin(...)

People confront British soldiers on William Street in Derry minutes before paratroopers opened fire, killing 14 civilians on what became known as Bloody Sunday. Photograph: Getty

There are few things as meaningless as a Stormont consensus. The Northern Ireland assembly was recalled this Tuesday for an SDLP motion rejecting UK (...)

The RUC chief constable at the time Sir Ronnie Flanagan stressed, as did the police ombudsman, that Damien Walsh was ‘completely innocent’ and not in any way linked to the IRA bomb operation. File image: Paul Faith/PA

The North’s police ombudsman Marie Anderson has found “significant investigative failures” and “collusive behaviours” by the RUC in relation to the 19(...)

Des O’Malley will be remembered as a fearless defender of the State’s democratic institutions against those who believe that violence can be justified in pursuit of political ends. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Des O’Malley was one of the most significant political figures in Ireland in the final decades of the 20th century. He played an important role in gov(...)

SDLP deputy leader Nicola Mallon speaking in the Northern Ireland Assembly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Stormont Assembly members broke from their summer recess on Tuesday to express their united opposition to British government proposals to ban all pros(...)

British paratroopers take away demonstrators on Bloody Sunday after the paratroopers opened fire on a civil rights march on January 30th, 1972 in the Bogside area of Derry, killing 14 civilians. Photograph: Getty

MLAs will return to Stormont on Tuesday to tell the UK government that they will not accept plans to end prosecutions for Troubles crimes. The Assemb(...)

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