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
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  • 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(...)

Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire found the RUC should have done more to protect the victims. Photograph: John Harrison/Harrison Photography

and The Royal Ulster Constabulary did not do enough to protect three people who were killed in the so-called good Samaritan IRA booby-trap bombing in(...)

 Gerry Adams: tried to get an answer from Enda Kenny on the banks, but he didn’t get very far. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Dáil dozed fitfully yesterday, flaked out on democracy’s doorstep like a dog in the afternoon sun. Think the usual Tuesday torpor, only dulled dow(...)

Senate foreign relations committee chairman Robert Menendez: “It would be a terrible error of judgment if the United States was to not engage now in the due diligence to protect our investment in this hard-won peace”

A high-ranking US senator has warned US secretary of state John Kerry that the release of the further Boston College interviews with former IRA member(...)

The four men appeared before the Special Criminal Court this morning, charged with the murder of Peter Butterly. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Four Dublin men have been charged at the Special Criminal Court with the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly. Mr Butterly, a 35-year-old fat(...)

Transcripts of interviews with the convicted IRA bomber Dolours Price, who died in January, have been handed over to the PSNI. Photograph: PA

Transcripts of interviews with the convicted IRA bomber Dolours Price, who died in January, have been handed over to the PSNI. The police in Northern (...)

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