A Bill barring former IRA prisoners from becoming special advisers to Northern Ireland ministers has been delayed. Hardline unionist Jim (...)

A search for the remains of Columba McVeigh, one of the IRA’s “disappeared” victims, resumed yesterday in the Bragan area of Co Monaghan. The s(...)

The US supreme court rejected an appeal against their release of an interview with the late Dolours Price  to police in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Pacemaker

Recordings of a secret interview with the late Dolours Price could be handed over to police in Northern Ireland after the US supreme court reje(...)

The site at Bragan Bog in Co Monaghan was searched last April and again in the Autumn. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The search for one of the IRA’s so-called disappeared victims has resumed in a vast bog near the border. Columba McVeigh was 17 when (...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness and Pearse Doherty (left) after the leader’s address at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis   in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend, were Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness conjuring at the back of their minds th(...)

Dr Garret FitzGerald signs the Anglo-Irish Agreement with former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Margaret Thatcher whom I first met as minister for foreign affairs in the spring of 1975, shortly after her election as leader of the Conservat(...)

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral is already controversial in Britain, and it’s not due to take place until Wednesday. Photograph: PA Wire

At Charlie Haughey’s funeral there was a great deal of silence, and crash barriers stood at the side of the roads for the crowds that never cam(...)

Divisive: Margaret Thatcher, photographed in 1987. Photograph: Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

She was a polarising figure in life, so it was hardly surprising that Margaret Thatcher should prove equally divisive in death. As well the sharply(...)

In early 1972, Tony Heffernan was outside the British embassy, then located on Merrion Square in Dublin, protesting at the massacre of civilian(...)

True blue: Margaret Thatcher, photographed in 1981, came across as the ultimate conviction politician. Photograph: ITV/Rex Features
Thatcher’s Irish eyes
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  • April 13, 2013, 06:00

The sight of Margaret Thatcher’s blazing and unblinking eyes, filmed in 1981 and televised again this week, brought it all back again as she v(...)

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