Hunger strike demo on the Falls Road, Belfast, 1981. Photograph; Pacemaker

The Northern Assembly set aside 30 minutes to allow politicians pay tribute to Margaret Thatcher yesterday evening. It wasn’t all tributes, of (...)

Margaret Thatcher waves from the front door of her home after returning from the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital following an operation on her broken arm on June 29, 2009 in London, England. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, perhaps the most distinctive and divisive British politician since the second(...)

A portrait left by mourners is seen outside the home of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher after her death was announced in London. Photograph: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Margaret Thatcher was Britain’s first woman prime minister and the first party leader to win three general elections in a row. For 15 years she(...)

Late British prime minister  Margaret Thatcher photographed in September 2008. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described Margaret Thatcher as one of the “most conviction-driven British prime ministers who drew on a scholar(...)

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The United States was concerned in 1973 that Ireland could become “one of the more difficult” members of the European Community for it to deal (...)

Forensic  gardaí searching for evidence at Coneyboro Estate in Athy where a man was shot dead on Saturday night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gardaí believe a man shot dead on a housing estate in Athy, Co Kildare on Saturday night was most likely targeted in a localised drug-related dispu(...)

Det Garda Jim Kearney told Cork District Court  about graffiti written on the plot where the lord mayors of Cork Tomas Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney are buried

A 52-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he was charged with criminal damage by daubing graffiti on the graves of leading figures from(...)

Sean Dunne with a model of the then proposed development on the site of the Jurys and Berkeley Court hotels in Ballsbridge. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As cack-handed apologies go, Sean Dunne’s takes some beating. Having just sought bankruptcy in the US, leaving behind debts of €185 mill(...)

Can trauma be good for us? Can a truly distressing and devastating life episode actually be a powerful force for growth? It does seem to be a c(...)

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh delivered the oration at the republican plot in St Finbarr's Cemetery, Cork. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A Sinn Féin councillor in Cork city has expressed his disgust at the “desecration” of graves and monuments of republican leaders in the city. (...)

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