Loyalist Jim Wilson  on the Newtownards Road in Belfast. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Jim Wilson has seen tension on the streets of Belfast for much of his life. Today, he uses the image of the boiling kettle to describe the atmosphere (...)

Jim Wilson: 'This isn’t what I signed up for: to be told by the British government to just ‘suck it up, and too bad this is the way it is going to be’.'  Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

In the distance over Jim Wilson’s shoulder stand the famous yellow Harland and Wolff shipyard cranes Samson and Goliath, symbols on the landscape(...)

Malachy McAllister (left) walking with Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald at the St Patricks Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan last month

A former Irish National Liberation Army prisoner has received a reprieve from deportation from the United States following intensive lobbying by membe(...)

Former INLA prisoner Malachy McAllister walking in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade alongside Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald and president Gerry Adams.

New York and New Jersey congressmen will introduce and support a Bill in Congress next week aimed at postponing the deportation of a former Irish Nati(...)