Former US diplomat Dr Richard Haass during a press conference at the Department of Foreign Affairs on St Stephen’s Green, in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: PA

The failure to establish a truth process into the Northern Ireland conflict encourages tribal myth-making, the Human Rights Commission has said.An unr(...)

Kieran Megraw, brother of Brendan Megraw  from West Belfast, has made a fresh appeal for the whereabouts of his brother’s body. He vanished in April 1978 and is thought to have been secretly buried at a spot near Kells, Co Meath. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The brother of a man kidnapped and killed by the IRA 35 years ago has made a fresh appeal for information about the location of his body.Newlywed Bren(...)

Guns for hire: Thompson sub-machine guns and other weapons being fired in the US in the 1930s. Photograph: Vintage Images/Getty

Given the national propensity to celebrate the landmark achievements of anybody with even a trace of Irish blood, it was a surprise this week to hear (...)

A file photo of the   scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot dead as he drove near the town of Lurgan on November 1st, 2012. Photograph: Reuters

Police investigating the murder one year ago of a prison officer in Co Armagh have appealed for information about the Dublin registered car used in th(...)

Eoin MacNeill said in 1914: ‘I have been absolutely forced to the front in this Volunteer movement.’

One hundred years ago today, Eoin MacNeill, professor of early and medieval history at UCD and one of the leading lights of the Irish language revival(...)

Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness: both have benefited in the past from amnesties. Photograph: PA

The comedian Harry Enfield created a character called “William Ulsterman”. This caricature was quick to offend and to take offence, a little loud but (...)

Former US diplomat Dr Richard Haass is due to meet the Taoiseach and Tánaiste in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The “vast majority” of people in Northern Ireland want political progress and are willing to compromise, Richard Haass has said.The former US diplomat(...)

A wrecked car near the explosion in Talbot Street, Dublin, in May 1974, a bombing in which Robin “the Jackal” Jackson is believed to have been involved. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton|Archive

The Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire is investigating complaints from 24 families over how the RUC inquired into more than 70 loya(...)

Daniel Doherty (23) and William Fleming (19) were shot dead in the grounds of the Gransha Hospital in Derry in December 1984. Relatives of the two men have  claimed the SAS soldiers did not provide full details on the ambush when interviewed by Royal Ulster Constabulary detectives in the wake of the killings. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A senior detective has been appointed in a bid to obtain fresh statements from six SAS soldiers involved in the ambush and killing of two suspected IR(...)

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives at Parliament buildings at  Stormont today. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was briefed on lessons from Northern Ireland’s peace process today during a visit to Belfast. The Bu(...)

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