The bullet-riddled minibus in south Armagh where 10 protestant workmen were shot dead by IRA terrorists in 1976. Photograph: PA Wire

Those allegedly responsible for the IRA’s Kingsmill massacre four decades ago, one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles, should be named, a grievin(...)

Ali Selim, spokesman for the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin’s Clonskeagh, says Irish people should take heed of their own recent history.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fazel Ryklief watched in dismay as news of the Dundalk attack that left one man dead and two injured spread on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, a ti(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams: “The fact is the DUP is betraying the people of the North and the clear vote against Brexit.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The British government no longer provides “absolute protection” for Northern Ireland’s union with Britain, Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has asserte(...)

 Homelessness  in  Belfast city centre. The charity Depaul has 156 hostel beds in Belfast, Derry and Dungannon, including 31 family units. Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

For recovering alcoholic Christopher from Co Armagh, Christmas Day was spent at the Rosemount House homeless hostel on the Antrim Road in north Belfas(...)

Gerry Adams  delivers his address to delegates at the Sinn Féin ardfheis. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gerry Adams has no intention of playing the role of the puppeteer during his retirement, or so he tells us. After 34 years at the helm of Sinn Féin, (...)

1992  ended with a controversial speech  by Patrick Mayhew in which he said that Sinn Féin could be included in future talks if the IRA ended its campaign.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The year 1992 began with an upsurge of IRA and loyalist violence in Northern Ireland. On January 17th, seven Protestant building workers were killed(...)

Maurice Hayes: He had a great love and knowledge of literature, and with a photographic memory could quote his favourite poets and writers

Coming out of midnight Mass in Bryansford on Sunday night, P J McElroy spoke to journalist Dan Keenan about fellow Co Down man Dr Maurice Hayes who di(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: she has  signalled she will examine how the party is run in light of a series of bitter resignations and rows in local organisations. Photograph: Getty Images

The annual release of State papers sees hazy glorification of IRA violence meet the historical record of bombing and murder, another brutal reminder o(...)

Gardaí restrain protesters outside Cavan District Court against the rearrest for extradition of Maze prison escapee Anthony Kane in November 1987. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Apart from the running catalogue of terrorist and related events in Northern Ireland, the single most contentious issue in Anglo-Irish relations for (...)

Martin McGuinness at the  funeral of IRA man Larry Marley in 1987. Photograph: Pacemaker

Martin McGuinness threatened to hold a dead IRA man’s body for a week amid tensions over paramilitary shows of strength at funerals, state papers have(...)

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