Bishop of Meath  Dr Michael Smith leads a prayer ceremony organised by the organised by the WAVE Trauma Centre for family, relatives and friends of the Disappeared, at a bog in Oristown, Co Meath where it is thought some bodies of the IRA’s victims are buried. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times Dara Mac Donaill  Dara MacDonaill

A Catholic bishop has launched a fresh appeal to help find the bodies of seven people abducted and murdered by the IRA.As more than 100 people gathere(...)

Bankrupt developer and former IRA hunger-striker Tom McFeely has complained he was the victim of a ‘media circus’. Photograph: Collins Courts

A court action to have bankrupt developer Tom McFeely jailed over an unpaid debt is to resume next month.The former IRA hunger-striker, who built the (...)

Joe Lynskey: one of the first of the Disappeared to have been abducted  and murdered by the IRA and then secretly buried. Photograph: PA

Joe Lynskey will be among the members of the Disappeared who will be remembered at a special ceremony in Co Meath tomorrow led by the Catholic Bishop (...)

Dr Richard Haass is to begin the first round of critical talks aimed at resolving some of Northern Ireland’s most divisive issues. The former US diplo(...)

Patrick Kennedy (65) and Gary Yeung (31) were arrested by gardaí on Saturday afternoon on James Street in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two men appeared before the non-jury Special Criminal Court this morning charged with the possession of two handguns in Dublin’s south inner city.Patr(...)

Northern reconciliation

The offer by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore to review unionist perceptions that the State did not do enough to counter IRA activities was a useful gesture, as(...)

Young Irish historians have done much in recent years to exploit the release of an abundance of archival material covering Irish politics from the 192(...)

Michael Gallagher (right), whose son Aiden (21), was killed in the Omagh bomb attack with Stanley McCombe who lost his wife Ann, speaking in Belfast on the decision by the British Government not to hold a public inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bombing which killed 29 people. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The resolve of the Omagh families who for years have been pleading for a cross-Border inquiry into the 1998 Real IRA bombing was severely tested by No(...)

A file photo dated August 15th, 1998,  of the  damage caused by the bomb explosion in Market Street, Omagh. Photograph:   Paul McErlane/PA
Timeline of the Omagh bombing

On August 15 1998 Northern Ireland’s fragile peace was shattered when a dissident republican car bomb ripped through the Co Tyrone market town of Omag(...)

The scene after the bombing in Omagh in 1998 in which 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, died.

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers today has rejected calls for a public cross-Border inquiry into the 1998 Real IRA Omagh bombing that claimed the l(...)

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