Former greater Manchester police deputy chief constable John Stalker:  led an inquiry into an alleged shoot-to-kill policy in Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

John Stalker, who was known for his work on the Moors murders and the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has died aged 79, his family has announced. Stalk(...)

  Dan Hogan had all the confidence of a new generation rising to power. Photograph: Courtesy of Monaghan County Museum

While the St Valentine’s Day Massacre was sealing the notoriety of Chicago 90 years ago this week, the effects of a rather more modest act of violence(...)

Drew Harris, the Garda Commissioner, said: ‘No form of intimidation outside the homes of elected officials or other public figures would be tolerated by gardaí.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The name of the senior IRA member who ordered the murder of Louth farmer Tom Oliver was held by the PSNI and it was for that police force to decide wh(...)

From left to right: John Finucane, lawyer Peter Madden, Geraldine Finucane, Michael Finucane and Dermot Finucane outside Government buildings in Dublin, following their meeting with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Monday Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA Wire

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has offered his support to the family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane as they continue their lengthy campaign for(...)

One of the limestone statues which was stolen from Milltown Castle in Co Cork in 2011. Photograph: An Garda

A Co Cork family on Monday welcomed home historic limestone statues of King William of Orange and Oliver Cromwell and two huge eagles which were stole(...)

Sr Maura O’Donoghue, a Medical Missionary of Mary from Kilfenora, in Co Clare

Reports last week Pope Francis said the Catholic Church has faced a persistent problem of sexual abuse of nuns by priests and even bishops, seem to ha(...)

Kevin Braney was jailed for life for the murder of another dissident republican almost six years ago.

Kevin Braney was the leader in Dublin of the so called New IRA - regarded by the Garda and PSNI as the most dangerous terrorist organisation in Irelan(...)

Black and Tans hold a suspected Sinn Féin member at gunpoint. A fallen man lies in the background. Photo by  Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

The story of Ireland’s pursuit of independence is an old one which needs retelling for a new generation. The Irish Revolution is a three-part document(...)

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) was called shortly after 8pm

PSNI said two men were shot in “paramilitary style attacks” in two locations on Friday night in the Ballymagroarty area of Derry. “Innocent residents(...)

After almost a decade in direct provision Ellie Kisyombe feels she’s still a nobody in Ireland, with no say about her life. There are two versio(...)

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