A well-known political and human rights activist, Jim Cullen served as Sinn Féin’s legal representative in the US and took over as president of Friends of Sinn Féin in 2012. He stepped down from the role this year. File photograph: Simon Carswell

The death has taken place of Jim Cullen, a former president of Friends of Sinn Féin, the political party’s US organisation, and a prominent member of (...)

Sting: 'When I get angry I’m a Geordie. It’s very effective.' Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

When you say, “I’m here to interview Sting”, nobody says, “Sting who?” There’s one Sting, like there’s one Bono, one Cher and one Bosco. The former P(...)

 Nicola Golden with the Gold Scott Medal she collected on behalf of her late husband Garda Anthony Golden, who was murdered in Omeath. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The late Garda Tony Golden, who lost his life when intervening in a domestic violence incident in 2015, has been awarded the highest possible award fo(...)

A letter in Eamon O’Cuív’s name had been used in Séamus McGrane’s defence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fianna Fáil TD Éamon Ó Cuív has insisted he did not write a character reference for dissident republican leader Séamus McGrane, who was jailed on Thur(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “time for the State to get out of the business of controlling reproduction”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Abortion should be legal, safe and freely available to anyone who needs it, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said. In her strongest commen(...)

Seamus McGrane (63), from Dromisikin in Co Louth, has been jailed for eleven and a half years for directing the activities of a terrorist organisation which plotted an explosion during the State visit of Britain’s Prince Charles two years ago.

Dissident republican leader Seamus McGrane was bugged by gardaí as he plotted in a well-known Dublin pub with another man to carry out an operation in(...)

The court found Seamus McGrane (63) discussed an operation involving explosives in the run-up to the State visit of Prince Charles two years ago.

A dissident republican leader convicted of directing the activities of a terrorist organisation which plotted an explosion during the State visit of B(...)

Mary Lou McDonald acknowledged  there was an “issue to be addressed” following a number of resignations. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The decision by Sinn Féin leadership frontrunner Mary Lou McDonald to examine how the party is run follows high-profile resignations amid allegations (...)

Students from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré work on their project on the War of Independence.

School: Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré, Co Tipperary “What’s the best way to kill history?” asks Shane Fitzgerald, a teacher at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré. (...)

Lord Mountbatten’s former home on Mullaghmore Head, Co Sligo: A couple of years ago, Prince Charles was welcomed. Now on the sign to mark his visit, his face has been gouged out.  Photograph: Frank Miller

So a clever Channel Four report has shown that the Brit on the street can’t draw the Irish Border, some of them imagining it as a loose girdle draped (...)

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