Jean McConville (left) pictured with three of her children shortly before she disappeared in 1972. Photograph: Pacemaker, Belfast

A journalist and former IRA prisoner are to lodge a freedom of information inquiry with the British government in an effort to cast further light on t(...)

Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire found the RUC should have done more to protect the victims. Photograph: John Harrison/Harrison Photography

and The Royal Ulster Constabulary did not do enough to protect three people who were killed in the so-called good Samaritan IRA booby-trap bombing in(...)

 Gerry Adams: tried to get an answer from Enda Kenny on the banks, but he didn’t get very far. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Dáil dozed fitfully yesterday, flaked out on democracy’s doorstep like a dog in the afternoon sun. Think the usual Tuesday torpor, only dulled dow(...)

Senate foreign relations committee chairman Robert Menendez: “It would be a terrible error of judgment if the United States was to not engage now in the due diligence to protect our investment in this hard-won peace”

A high-ranking US senator has warned US secretary of state John Kerry that the release of the further Boston College interviews with former IRA member(...)

The four men appeared before the Special Criminal Court this morning, charged with the murder of Peter Butterly. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Four Dublin men have been charged at the Special Criminal Court with the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly. Mr Butterly, a 35-year-old fat(...)

Transcripts of interviews with the convicted IRA bomber Dolours Price, who died in January, have been handed over to the PSNI. Photograph: PA

Transcripts of interviews with the convicted IRA bomber Dolours Price, who died in January, have been handed over to the PSNI. The police in Northern (...)

Seven men were charged with IRA membership at a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court last night.The Dublin men were all charged with membersh(...)

Rare, early 19th-century watercolours and sketches of picturesque Inistioge, Co Kilkenny, have turned up in a London saleroom and will be sold by Bloo(...)

A recent sunny Africa Day at Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park was one of the best days out I’ve had in ages. Later, when I thought about why I enjoyed it(...)

The scene of the RUC men’s murder by the IRA in 1989. Photograph: Pacemaker

The PSNI has been sharply criticised by lawyers for the Garda commissioner for offering the Smithwick tribunal evidence of Garda / IRA collusion which(...)

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