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(...)

Former northern secretary Peter Hain insisted the deal over letters of comfort was not a secret one. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

Sinn Féin will not deal with the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs committee which is dealing with the issue of the so-called on the runs (OT(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said Sinn Féin would decline the invitation to speak before the committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Fein has said it will not give evidence before a Westminster committee investigating amnesties for republican fugitives.Deputy First Minister Mar(...)

Queen Elizabeth II delivers a speech during the state opening of parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London, England, today. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are to visit Northern Ireland later this month, Buckingham Palace announced this afternoon.They will be in the North(...)

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