Marian Price was not at Belfast Magistrate’s Court for Monday’s short hearing and was convicted in her absence.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A conviction against veteran republican Marian Price has been rescinded by a court, 24 hours after she was found guilty of two public order offences a(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness welcomes Rose of Tralee contestants to Derry, where  the all-Ireland Fleadh is being held. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Martin McGuinness has hit out at unionist politicians for failing to condemn attacks on police officers in Belfast in recent weeks. Speaking in Co Lei(...)

A watchtower and perimeter wall marks the boundary of the former Maze Prison, west of Belfast. The DUP has withdrawn its support for a peace centre on the site. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg.

The Democratic Unionist Party has withdrawn support for a controversial new peace centre at the site of the former Maze prison.First Minister Peter Ro(...)

Mutual provocation

The challenge faced by US peace broker Richard Haass in getting an agreement on parades is clearly substantial. The peaceful march of 6,000-plus Ap(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has taken legal action to prevent the release of documents containing the names of Northern Ireland security force members.

Inquest documents at the centre of an escalating disclosure dispute will remain under wraps until at least Thursday. High Court undertaking were given(...)

“Not many people emerge with credit from the aftermath of Omagh. The Real IRA, the true villains, have never really recovered though they are still a serious threat.” Photograph: Frank Miller

In a world now inured to car bombs with almost daily accounts of explosions along the arc of instability in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and per(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said yesterday he knew no more about the circumstances of Brian Stack’s killing than what was contained in the IRA statement to the Stack family. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said he would not call on the IRA members who killed Brian Stack to help the Garda investigation into his murder.(...)

A car on fire in North Street as loyalists counter-protest against the republican march  in Belfast city centre this evening. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Violence erupted on Belfast’s main shopping thoroughfare last night as police tried to contain loyalist protesters demonstrating against an internment(...)

Austin (left) and Oliver Stack sons of Brian Stack, a prison officer shot by the IRA in 1983, talking to the media outside Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Thirty years after his prison officer father was shot by the IRA outside a boxing competition, Austin Stack yesterday reported a measure of closure as(...)

Martin McGuinness insisted republicans in Tyrone should be allowed to commemorate local IRA men who died during the Troubles. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A controversial IRA commemoration this weekend would be “dignified and lawful”, Martin McGuinness has said. The parade is to go ahead tomorrow in defi(...)

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