Gardaí in Cork are investigating the shooting of a man in his 30s.

Gardaí in Cork have begun an investigation after a leading dissident republican was wounded in the leg in what gardaí suspect was a punishment shootin(...)

 Nelson Mandela  waves to the crowd with  Bob Geldof during a mass rally in Trafalgar Square on February 3rd, 2005

When someone you have known or loved or both dies, there seems to occur a great tearing in the fabric of the world. A weird emptiness opens for a mome(...)

Late former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela waves to the crowd with musician and campaigner Bob Geldof during a mass rally in Trafalgar Square on February 3rd, 2005 in London, England. Mr Mandela told the rally to help “Make Poverty History in 2005” and help set free millions of people in the world’s poorest countries who remained imprisoned by poverty. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

When someone you have known or loved or both dies, there seems to occur a great tearing in the fabric of the world. A weird emptiness opens for a mome(...)

Ruairi O Bradaigh, speaking at the GPO in Dublin in 1976.  Photograph: Pat Langan

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, who has died aged 80, was a former president of Republican Sinn Féin, having previously held the presidency of Provisional Sinn Féi(...)

High Court bid: A judge in Belfast rejected a challenge from a loyalist double killer after pointing out that it could lead to a form of amnesty for anybody who killed more than once during the Troubles.

A Belfast loyalist jailed for murdering a Catholic teenager failed yesterday in a High Court bid to be freed under the royal prerogative of mercy.Lawy(...)

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh being driven from the Special Court in Dublin after being sentences to six month’s imprisonment for being a member of the IRA in 1973. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, whose life- long commitment to an interpretation of Irish republicanism was matched only by the fervour with which he opposed any c(...)

Republican Ruairí O Bradaigh has died aged 80.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ruairí O Bradaigh, whose life-long commitment to an interpretation of Irish republicanism was matched only by the fervour with which he opposed any co(...)

Dead horses covered up and wrecked cars at the scene of carnage in Rotten Row, Hyde Park, after a bomb exploded as the Household Cavalry was passing on July 20th, 1982. Photograph: PA NEWS/PA Wire

A man will appear at the Old Bailey in London this morning charged with the murder of four British solders in the 1982 Hyde Park IRA bomb blast.John D(...)

Playing politics

There is no doubt that it was galling and painful to Ann Travers to see conferred on a woman who had a part in her sister’s 1984 murder the political (...)

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister, said the Bill was designed to “right a great wrong”.

A Bill that prevents people convicted of serious criminal or paramilitary offences from holding special advisory posts for Northern Executive Minister(...)

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