The report into the on the runs controversy which had threatened the future of the Northern Executive is to be published on July 17th, the Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has announced. Photograph:  Aaron McCracken/Harrisons/PA Wire.

The report into the on the runs controversy which had threatened the future of the Northern Executive is to be published on July 17th, the Northern Se(...)

A helicopter drone that flew into the exercise yard of Wheatfield Prison, Dublin, carrying drugs, struck the wire and crashed. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

An anti-helicopter wire put in place in a prison exercise yard to prevent any repeat of the 1973 IRA escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, has scuppere(...)

Gerry Conlon after his release from the Old Bailey, London, October 1989.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was urged by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to use his IRA contacts and help reveal those responsible for the bombing of pubs in G(...)

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Cenotaph in Coleraine.

Queen Elizabeth concluded her busy three-day visit to Northern Ireland by travelling to Coleraine, Co Derry, yesterday to lay a wreath at the town’s (...)

The Taoiseach  said Sinn Féin leader Gerry  Adams (above) would have had extensive contacts with IRA members over many years. “Some of those contacts will know exactly who was involved in Guildford and who was involved in Birmingham,’’ he added. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams should use his IRA contacts and help reveal those responsible for the bombing of pubs in Gu(...)

 Queen Elizabeth  visits Crumlin Road Gaol with Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (left)  and  First Minister Peter Robinson. Photograph:  Paul Faith - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

In the one speech she made during her three-day visit to Northern Ireland, Queen Elizabeth focused on the theme of reconciliation and of her hope t(...)

The queen visits the Game of Thrones television set in Belfast’s Titanic quarter watched by cast members Lena Headly, who plays Queen Cersei Lannister, and Conleith Hill, who plays Lord Vary. Photograp: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Old lags, oh the stories they can tell. The visit of Queen Elizabeth generated something of a feel-good factor in Belfast yesterday. There was a goo(...)

They made him the rebel he became – the irony of Gerry Conlon’s embattled life. At 20 he went to England to seek work and to escape the grimness, ever(...)

Members of the public await the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh outside the Crumlin Rd prison in Belfast, on the secon day of their visit to Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness, former guest of her majesty Queen Elizabeth in Crumlin Road jail, turned tables on the British monarch this morn(...)

President Michael D Higgins: he said Mr Conlon was “the victim of a grave miscarriage of justice as was his father, Giuseppe”. Photograph: Alan Betson

The death of Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly jailed for the IRA’s bombing of pubs in Guildford, Surrey in 1974, represents a loss “not only in Ireland, (...)

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