Security personnel detain and disarm Michael Stone in the lobby of the Stormont parliament buildings in Northern Ireland in  November  2006.  Reuters

Loyalist gunman Michael Stone must serve a minimum 30 years in jail for his part in a sectarian murder campaign, Northern Ireland’s most senior judge (...)

John Dundon: arriving at Dublin Special Criminal Court yesterday morning.  He pleaded not guilty to murder.  Photograph: Collins Courts

The State’s key witness in the trial of Limerick man John Dundon for the shooting dead of rugby player Shane Geoghegan has rejected suggestions she h(...)

Former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison, founder of the west Belfast Feile

Just over 25 years ago some of the most shocking images from the Troubles were transmitted across the globe. They showed west Belfast caught in a vort(...)

Man held over Athy murder

A man has been arrested by gardaí investigating the murder of Larry Keane in Athy, Co Kildare last week.The 47-year-old was arrested in the Athy area (...)

Band members from Carrick-on-Suir stand to attention at the Gen Liam Lynch memorial for the annual commemoration in Goatenbridge, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish republicans should aim to achieve the unity enjoyed by Sinn Féin in 1918 if they wish to realise the vision of a genuine republic held by War o(...)

Understanding the change in Ian Paisley has thrown even the most astute commentators off course. How did the demagogue whose constant rant was: “Never(...)

Opportunity for peace
  • World
  • July 18, 2013, 01:00

News that the chief negotiator of Colombia’s Farc guerrillas believes the country’s bloody conflict may be nearing an end confirms the intense peace p(...)

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan who has said no paramilitary trappings will be permitted at funerals. Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Gardaí have undertaken one of the biggest policing operations at a dissident republican event in recent years at the funeral of suspected Omagh bomber(...)

File image of Minister for Justice, Equality and for Defence, Alan Shatter, with Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has secured Cabinet approval to begin recruitment to the Garda and expects the first class of students to enter the (...)

Jean McConville (left) pictured with three of her children shortly before she disappeared in 1972. Photograph: Pacemaker, Belfast

A journalist and former IRA prisoner are to lodge a freedom of information inquiry with the British government in an effort to cast further light on t(...)

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