Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams: “unlikely to be convicted given evidence is hearsay.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

SIMON CARSWELLJournalist Ed Moloney, one of the researchers behind the Boston College oral history project, has criticised the Obama administration fo(...)

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has long denied any involvement in the murder of Jean McConville. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams remains in custody tonight after being arrested last night in connection with the 1972 abduction, murder and disappear(...)

Gerry Adams has been forced to deny involvement in Jean McConville’s murder for years.
Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Gerry Adams has been forced to deny involvement in Jean McConville’s murder for years.But a court decision in the US has now compelled the Sinn Féin p(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been arrested for questioning about the 1972 abduction, murder and disappearance of Jean McConville. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been arrested in connection with the 1972 abduction, murder and disappearance of Jean McConville.Detectives fr(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams last month said he was available to meet the PSNI about the case. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gerry Adams is meeting the PSNI this evening about the Disappeared case of Jean McConville. The Sinn Féin president last month said he was availabl(...)

Relatives of those killed outside Belfast Coroner’s Court last month at the start of a new inquest into the deaths of 10 people shot dead by British soldiers in Ballymurphy in 1971. Photograph: PA Wire

The rejection by Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers of calls for the creation of an independent panel to investigate the August 1971 Bally(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson (right) said of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness yesterday: ‘If there is any evidence that he has been involved in criminal activity then he like any of the rest of us should be brought before the courts and tried.’ File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

First Minister Peter Robinson has stated he has long held that “certain people” were “left alone” by the authorities in order to safeguard the (...)

Alan Ryan,  of Grange Abbey Drive,  Donaghmede,  was shot dead at Grange Lodge Avenue, Clongriffin in north Dublin on September 3rd last year. He was a leading member of the Real IRA in Dublin and gardaí considered him a significant crime figure. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Garda investigation into the murder of dissident republican Alan Ryan is ongoing and active, the inquest into his death has heard. Ry(...)

 Sinn Fein’s deputy leader Mary Lou McDoanld with European candidate Lynn Boylan  after signing her election nomination papers in the Dublin Sheriff’s Office yesterday. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Controversies centred on allegations that Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was in the IRA become “all the more attractive around election times”, t(...)

The PSNI said Tommy Crossan was known to police, but no matter what his lifestyle was, ‘absolutely nothing justifies this barbaric action against him’.

Masked men wearing berets and black ties have escorted the funeral procession of the man shot dead in west Belfast last week. Tommy Cross(...)

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