A bullet-riddled minibus in South Armagh after 10 Protestant workmen were shot dead by the IRA in January 1976. File photograph: PA Wire

Families of those killed in the Kingsmill ambush are being played a “record of false assurances” by authorities in the Republic, their barrister has c(...)

 Dome of Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners, on Rathmines Road, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s fairly well known by now that the architect of the Russian revolution, Lenin, spoke English with a “Rathmines accent”: the influence of a tutor f(...)

Martti Ahtisaari delivering the Iveagh House lecture at the Department of Foreign Affairs in   Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Growing isolationism in the US has left Europe a responsibility to assume a greater role on the world stage, former Finnish president and internationa(...)

Nine items of Nazi memorabilia will go on auction as part of Whyte’s The Eclectic Collector auction on Saturday

A Dublin auction house has defended its right to sell Nazi memorabilia despite an objection from the son of a holocaust survivor. Nine items of Nazi(...)

Irish-language campaigners dressed in crocodile costumes outside a DUP MLA’s office in Belfast. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

As long as there was an IRA campaign of violence on this island, there was a large section of the Catholic nationalist community, North and South, who(...)

In fear of assassination: Sean O’Callaghan in London in 2013. Photograph: Andrew Testa/New York Times

Sean O’Callaghan Born: October 10th, 1954 Died: August 23rd, 2017 Sean O’Callaghan lived in fear that his former IRA colleagues or dissident republic(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said he would not use his contacts with the IRA to help in the investigation into Tom Oliver’s murder because of his experience with the Stack family. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said jailing the IRA killers of Tom Oliver would be “totally and absolutely counterproductive”. Mr Adams said he disa(...)

Police in the North are facing serious questions over their handling of an investigation into the anonymous Twitter accounts of officers and staff allegedly involved in online racist abuse. File photograph: iStockphoto

Police in Northern Ireland are facing serious questions over their handling of an investigation into the alleged anonymous Twitter accounts of PSNI of(...)

US president Donald Trump rose to power on the votes of those who are at the bottom and see power as the ability to kick others in the face in your own favour. Photograph: TJ Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg

When Steve Bannon got his walking papers as head of White House strategy from Donald Trump, it was seen by Washington commentators as a victory for th(...)

The LÉ Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire

An Australian company has drawn up designs to convert the State’s former Naval Service patrol ship Aisling into a luxury “superyacht”. The proposed r(...)

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