NYPD officers patrol a street blocked off near the UN headquarters

“Does the fear justify the security or the security justify the fear?” was how a defence lawyer for one of the men accused of the 9/11 attacks on New (...)

Police at the scene in Alexander Park, north Belfast, where the body of father-of-four Kevin Kearney (inset) was found. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Gerry Moriarty, Northern EditorDissident republicans are being blamed for murders in Derry and Belfast which the PSNI have described as brutal, callou(...)

The Taoiseach announced that Dr Martin McAleese has agreed to oversee implementation of the agreement. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Priory Hall residents have agreed to accept the Government’s deal which will allow them to finally leave behind the unsafe apartments from which they (...)

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 near Belfast where prison officer David Black was shot near Lurgan last November. Photograph: Reuters

The murder of Kevin Kearney in north Belfast and now this morning the shooting dead of a man in Derry again demonstrates that dissident republicans po(...)

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly said the bombing was a ’terrible tragedy’ and that the family and friends of Thomas Begley will remember him with dignity and respect. Photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has defended a decision by north Belfast republicans to hold a commemoration for the Shankill bomber Thomas Begley. Unionists described the (...)

The aftermath of the bombing on South Leinster Street, Dublin, in 1974. A British minister and senior British officials met the UVF leadership immediately before and after the Dublin/Monaghan bombings. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Prof Henry Patterson’s article in The Irish Times last month (“Could Dublin have done more to defeat the IRA?”, September 14th, 2013) gave an interest(...)

Michael Campbell before yesterday’s appeal in Vilnius, Lithuania. Photograph:  AP Photo

A Co Louth man who has spent almost six years in Lithuanian prisons is preparing to return home after a court quashed his conviction for trying to bu(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson: last week withdrew support for the peace and reconciliation centre at the Maze prison site near Lisburn. Photograph: AP Wire

Former Sinn Féin publicity director Danny Morrison has weighed in to the quarrel between Sinn Féin and the DUP by warning that tensions could lead to (...)

Michael Campbell in court in Vilnius in August 2009. Campbell was detained in Vilnius in January 2008 on charges of buying ammunition and firearms for a splinter group of the Real IRA. Photograph: Reuters

An Irish man jailed in Lithuania after being convicted of trying to buy weapons for the Real IRA has been freed by an appeal court.Michael Campbell, f(...)

An IRA mural in the Markets area of Belfast. IRA members Lawrence McNally (38), Peter Ryan (37), and Tony Doris (21), from Tyrone, were shot by the special forces in 1991 as they travelled through Coagh, Co Tyrone, in a stolen car. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Relatives of three IRA men shot dead by the SAS have hit out after being told it will be another year before a full inquest is heard.The trio were ta(...)

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