Barry McElduff stood down as the MP for West Tyrone  last month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has chosen a 26-year-old Co Tyrone solicitor to contest the West Tyrone House of Commons by-election caused by the resignation of Barry McEl(...)

A British army sniper takes cover behind a makeshift peace line dividing Catholic and Protestant communities in north Belfast in February 1978. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty Images

Edward Burke’s new book examines the story of British army soldiers who served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. On July 30th, 1972, the Briti(...)

April 10th, 1998: taoiseach Bertie Ahern, British prime minister Tony Blair and US senator George Mitchell shaking hands after they signed the historic agreement for peace in Northern Ireland. Photograph:  Dan Chung/AFP/Getty Images

Daniel Hannan is one of the most intelligent and sophisticated of the Brexiteers. The longtime Tory member of the European Parliament has a double fir(...)

Tom McGuire, head of RTÉ Radio 1 and broadcaster  Claire Byrne arriving at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins Courts.

The jury in a High Court defamation action by Sinn Féin political manager Nicky Kehoe, a former IRA hunger striker, against RTÉ will resume deliberati(...)

Janet Davies as Mrs Pike  in ‘Dad’s Army’

Don’t tell anyone, but I’m working on the plot of a satirical sitcom inspired by Brexit. It will be set during the second World War, and follow the ad(...)

 Catherine Nevin being escorted by prison officers and gardaí follwing a legal challenge she took at the High Court in 2000. Photograph: Eric Luke

At about 4.30am on March 19th, 1996 the panic alarm flashed, lighting up a computer screen at the Bell Communications security company. A woman had di(...)

Claire Byrne pictured leaving the Four Courts  after giving evidence in a High Court action taken by Nicky Kehoe. Photograph: Collins Courts

RTÉ broadcaster Claire Byrne has told the High Court she stands by her judgment call to allow a Sinn Féin representative defend a man named in a live (...)

RTÉ managing director of news and current affairs Jon Williams and presenter Claire Byrne leave the Four Courts on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

RTÉ presenter Claire Byrne told the High Court she thought a former minister of State “had gone doolally” on her radio programme. Ms Byrne said she t(...)

Cyril Ramaphosa: does he have the leadership qualities that can inspire ANC members to join in his efforts to renew the movement and build the country? Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

South Africa’s newly elected president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is unlikely to bask for long in the satisfaction that has surely come from ousting his predec(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds: Republicans who imagine Ms Foster pitted against Mr Dodds are like unionists who hoped for rows between Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

On Tuesday, as the DUP began retreating from a Stormont deal, it was forced to deny a split between its MPs and assembly members. “There is no p(...)

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