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(...)

President Michael D Higgins said it was an honour to  become a Freeman of a city of writers, poets, sports stars, patriots and composers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins today recalled Cork’s great contributions to Irish politics, sport and culture over the past 100 years as he spoke (...)

Sinn Féin has denied the claims of a former IRA member that he was ordered by Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness to transport explosives. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has denied a claim by a former IRA member that he was given direct orders by Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams and Deputy First Ministe(...)

 Dominic Óg McGlinchey: “There were things done that were unimaginable, not normal, but normal for people who lived in the occupied Six Counties.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Dominic Óg McGlinchey has serious misgivings and questions to ask about the strategic, pragmatic and even moral purpose of the continuing dissi(...)

Undated file photo of Jean McConville  with three of her children before she was abducted in 1972. Photograph:  PA Wire

Detectives investigating the IRA murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville more than 40 years ago have arrested a 57-year-old woman. The s(...)

Actor Stephen Rea at the Coroners Court inquest into the death of Dolours Price-Rea.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Old Bailey bomber Dolours Price-Rea died as a result of the toxic effect of a mix of prescribed sedative and anti-depressant medications, an in(...)

President Michael D Higgins and  Queen Elizabeth  before the banquet held at Windsor Castle. Photograph: Alan Betson

History, good and bad, has happened inside the walls of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster for centuries and then, sometimes, it comes bac(...)

Former Conservative Party chairman Norman Tebbit  withdraws remarks. Photograph: Dan Chung/Reuters

Former Conservative Party chairman Norman Tebbit has withdrawn remarks he made about wishing to see Martin McGuinness shot by (...)

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