Gerry Conlon outside the Old Bailey in London in 1989 after being released for being wrongly convicted of the Guilford pub bombings. File Photograph: PA Wire

The image of Gerry Conlon that will remain indelible is him coming out of the Old Bailey in London in 1989 a free man and declaring to the world that (...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald: “We are also faced with growing and inextricable links between paramilitary groups and organised crime.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirty terrorist-related attacks occurred in Northern Ireland last year and five this year to date, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald told the (...)

“At school in Belfast and at the then small and nascent Queen’s University, her literary and social abilities were quickly noticed. But life during Helen’s twenties was largely fallow as she looked after her stepmother at their modest home in north Belfast, a far cry from the exotica of Tokyo.”

Helen Waddell died almost 50 years ago and her status as an Irish literary superstar in the 1930s is almost forgotten, except in certain academic circ(...)

Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill.

Gardaí have put a security operation in place at a north Dublin hospital where a man is recovering after being shot in an attempted murder bid last F(...)

Victim: trainee teacher Patrick Magee

The 6pm angelus bell was ringing at St Peter’s Cathedral in west Belfast when the British army fired on Frank McGuinness and his friend Patrick Magee,(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has confirmed that he will meet Queen Elizabeth when she visits Northern Ireland in less than two weeks’ time.

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has confirmed that he will meet Queen Elizabeth when she visits Northern Ireland in less than two weeks’ time.(...)

Generation VW: A 2014 model Golf with its ancestor,  the Golf Mk1. Photograph: Richard Pardon.

Let’s rewind 40 years for a moment, to when this Kermit-green first-generation Volkswagen Golf was brand new. It was 1974 – appropriately, when the(...)

First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter  Robinson has  expressed “suspicion” that senior republicans such as Gerry Adams and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness received official British guarantees that they would never face prosecution for alleged involvement in actions such as the killings of Jean McConville and Frank Hegarty. Photograph: Will Oliver/PA Wire

The comfort letters issued to the so-called republican on-the-runs (OTR) must be declared “null and void” so that pledges of non-prosecution should ha(...)

Laurence Robertson, Conservative MP who chairs the NI affairs committee, said he was surprised and disappointed that Sinn Féin had refused to answer questions about the on-the-runs scheme.  Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The unravelling of the agreement reached with the British government over so-called on-the-runs (OTRs) would set “a dangerous precedent”, Sinn Féin(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson who is among those giving evidence to the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs committee which is examining the issue of the on the runs.

British government ministers justified the so-called on the runs scheme for republicans on the basis that they “were trying to bring peace” to Norther(...)

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