Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter government with Sinn Féin, describing the party as IRA apologists and cult-lik(...)

Seamus Finn: he was just 24 when he became the youngest editor in the country. Photograph: The Sligo Champion

Seamus Finn, the former editor of the Sligo Champion who has died aged 70, was as a cub reporter banned by Sligo Rovers from their home turf, the Show(...)

Ivor Bell: faces two counts of soliciting the IRA abduction and killing of Belfast mother Jean McConville in 1972. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Prosecutors intend to proceed with legal action involving a veteran republican charged in connection with the IRA’s murder of Jean McConville, a lawye(...)

David Black (52) was shot dead on the M1 motorway by dissident republicans as he drove to work in Maghaberry jail.

A suspected dissident republican will hear next month whether he is to be extradited to Northern Ireland in connection with the murder of prison offic(...)

The men must not leave the jurisdiction, enter Northern Ireland nor attend any Republican commemorations.

Two men charged in connection with the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly have been granted bail by the Special Criminal Court. Mr Butter(...)

Associate editors Dr John Borgonovo, Donal Ó Drisceoil, Mike Murphy and John Crowley  launching  the ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ in Dublin. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

As weighty tomes go, they do not get much weightier than the newly published Atlas of the Irish Revolution. This monumental work of almost 1,000 pag(...)

At present the main role of An Garda Síochána is in investigating crime. Yet it also has primary responsibility for national security

The possibility of a non-national being appointed Garda commissioner has already prompted debate among An Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces as to (...)

100 years ago this week L-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney,  won the VC for an extraordinary act of endurance.

One hundred years ago this week Lance-Sgt Jack Moyney from Rathdowney, Co Laois won the Victoria Cross (VC) for an extraordinary act of endurance. H(...)

Malachi O’Doherty signing copies of his book Gerry Adams – An Unauthorised Life. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

The arresting sentence in the last chapter of Malachi O’Doherty’s Gerry Adams – An Unauthorised Life reads, “Gerry Adams is one of the most successful(...)

State Solicitor Michael O’Donovan told the Special Criminal Court today that four individuals were before the court to be charged.  File photograph: Collins Courts

Two men have appeared before an out-of-term sitting of the Special Criminal Court charged with the murder of dissident republican Peter Butterly. Th(...)

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