The court found that Seamus McGrane (63) discussed an operation involving explosives in the run-up to the State visit of Prince Charles two years ago.

A Real IRA leader who plotted an explosion during the State visit of Britain’s Prince Charles two years ago has been found guilty by the Special Crimi(...)

Birr Castle, Co Offaly. Three executions at the castle feature in the latest documents released by the Military Service Pensions Collection. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The savagery of the Civil War is laid bare in the latest documents released by the Military Service Pensions Collection, including files on 66 of the(...)

The 48-year-old Belfast man was extradited from the Republic of Ireland last December to face charges.

A German court has sentenced Belfast man James Corry to four years in prison for attempted murder for involvement in a Provisional IRA (PIRA) mortar a(...)

 Glenn Barr: Involved in loyalist politics and paramilitarism from early in the Troubles. Photograph:  Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

Tributes have been paid to Glenn Barr, the former Ulster Defence Association leader who helped bring down the 1974 Sunningdale powersharing Executive.(...)

Senior archivist Cécile Gordon, project manager of the Military Service Pensions Collection, and Capt Daniel Ayiotis in the Military Archives at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

The widowed mother of Kevin Barry was turned down for a pension from the State because she was not a dependant of her son at the time of his death. B(...)

Malachy McCourt

In Frank McCourt’s bestselling memoir, Angela’s Ashes, nobody is more responsible for his “miserable Irish Catholic childhood” than his father, Malach(...)

Dan Breen as pictured in a wanted poster issued by police.

A woman who sheltered Dan Breen and Seán Treacy after the incident which started the War of Independence was eventually awarded a military pension. M(...)

File photograph: Collins Courts.

A “trusted” IRA member who purchased in a “surreptitious manner” the car used in the murder of a Northern Irish prison officer David Black has been ja(...)

 Richard Hayes: librarian and code-breaker

One morning in May 1947, a German wartime spy named Hermann Görtz was brought to the Aliens’ Office in Dublin Castle and told he would be deported hom(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton met Sinn Féin leader Michelle O’Neill  at George Best Belfast City Airport

The Government believes that Sinn Féin’s leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill, was ready to do a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party to re(...)

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