Seven men were charged with IRA membership at a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court last night.The Dublin men were all charged with membersh(...)

Rare, early 19th-century watercolours and sketches of picturesque Inistioge, Co Kilkenny, have turned up in a London saleroom and will be sold by Bloo(...)

A recent sunny Africa Day at Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park was one of the best days out I’ve had in ages. Later, when I thought about why I enjoyed it(...)

The scene of the RUC men’s murder by the IRA in 1989. Photograph: Pacemaker

The PSNI has been sharply criticised by lawyers for the Garda commissioner for offering the Smithwick tribunal evidence of Garda / IRA collusion which(...)

The actor Liam NeesoN: Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish Hollywood star Liam Neeson said today the families of the so-called Disappeared were living in a cruel and inhumane limbo. In an appeal for info(...)

Gardai in riot gear attend the funeral earlier this month  of Ruairi O’Bradaigh, former chief of staff of the IRA at St Coman’s Cemetary, Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The threat from dissident republicans remains severe, Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said.The Minister warned terrorist groups pose a risk to (...)

Honours are being showered upon Garret FitzGerald. Nearly four decades after he graduated from UCD medical school, the Dublin-born research clinician (...)

Gardaí in Cork are investigating the shooting of a man in his 30s.

Gardaí in Cork have begun an investigation after a leading dissident republican was wounded in the leg in what gardaí suspect was a punishment shootin(...)

 Nelson Mandela  waves to the crowd with  Bob Geldof during a mass rally in Trafalgar Square on February 3rd, 2005

When someone you have known or loved or both dies, there seems to occur a great tearing in the fabric of the world. A weird emptiness opens for a mome(...)

Late former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela waves to the crowd with musician and campaigner Bob Geldof during a mass rally in Trafalgar Square on February 3rd, 2005 in London, England. Mr Mandela told the rally to help “Make Poverty History in 2005” and help set free millions of people in the world’s poorest countries who remained imprisoned by poverty. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

When someone you have known or loved or both dies, there seems to occur a great tearing in the fabric of the world. A weird emptiness opens for a mome(...)

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