The funeral of Greysteel massacre victim Steven Mullan passes the Rising Sun bar where the atrocity took place. Photograph: Pacemaker

Even after 25 years, paramedic Adrian McAuley can still smell the gun smoke from inside the Rising Sun in Greysteel. On a Saturday night in October 1(...)

President Michael D Higgins: Will be uniquely qualified to commemorate the centenary of the Civil War in 2022. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times

By coincidence President Michael D Higgins will be inaugurated on Armistice Sunday – 100 years to the day since the end of the first World War. The d(...)

IRA killer Sean Kelly (centre) attends a controversial commemoration at Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast for his fellow Shankill Road bomber Thomas Begley, who died alongside the nine victims of the 1993 attack. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

Sinn Féin has defended its decision to attend a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the death of Shankill bomber Thomas Begley saying there is a (...)

Thomas Begley, the IRA bomber who blew himself up in the Shankill bomb in 1993.

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has defended party members attending a commemoration to Shankill bomber Thomas Begley The memorial event has be(...)

National Army soldiers in action at O’Connell Street, Dublin during the Civil War. Marking often divisive events from Irish history will be a task for the next president. How would they do it? Photograph: Irish Photographic Archive.

The Decade of Centenaries now enters its second, most challenging part - where the War of Independence, the Civil War, Partition and the creation of N(...)

Irish fare: it could take decades for a country only now being recognised for the quality of its ingredients  to get a piece of the pie, especially when so many other nations – China, Italy, France and Thailand – have been well-established for so long.

Thai restaurants can be found all over the United States. Thai people? Not so much. According to figures obtained from the Royal Thai embassy in Washi(...)

Has it been necessary for the Taoiseach to leave huge swathes of the unionist population convinced Dublin is on manoeuvres for Irish unity? Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

To Sammy Wilson, the DUP’s Brexit spokesman, the Taoiseach has become “vile Varadkar”. Wilson hit out after the Taoiseach presented a copy of this ne(...)

Presidential candidates Gavin Duffy (third from left); Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada; Peter Casey; Sean Gallagher and Senator Joan Freeman pictured alongside Matt Cooper and Ivan Yates (at far left) on Virgin Media One’s The Tonight Show Presidential Election Special. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Sean Gallagher renewed his criticisms of what he described as President Michael D Higgins’s lack of transparency over Áras spending during Wednesday (...)

What is gained by reporting carnage in such minuscule, exhaustive detail – the severed feet, missing eyes?

In the immediate shock of devastation, as medical personnel and citizens sift through the wreckage of a bomb blast in a public place, every thought is(...)

Judge says she is satisfied Jonathan Hawthorn was a ‘trusted member’ of an unlawful organisation who received delivery of explosive material.

A Dublin man found guilty of IRA membership following a trial in which an FBI agent uncovered a Dublin-based plot to buy a grenade and Semtex online h(...)

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