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Peace wall on Cupar Street, off Shankill Road in Belfast. Photograph: David Sleator

Northern Ireland is an incomparably better place now than when the Belfast Agreement came into being exactly 15 years ago. There is far less vi(...)

Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness: the Chuckle Brothers cheered people up –  and in a place that needed cheering, that was important. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Three days after her death there is still much discussion about Margaret Thatcher’s divisive yet curiously productive role in modern Irish hist(...)

First Minister Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness smiling after being sworn in as Ministers of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Stormont, in May  2007.  Photograph:  Paul Faith

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness emerged dissatisfied from Downing Street following his most recent visit. He described the meeting he and Peter R(...)

A transformative agreement

The contribution made by the Belfast Agreement to a civilised life on this island has faded in the public’s imagination because of political ca(...)

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness at Hillsborough Castle this year

Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson set the tone of unionist responses to Margaret Thatcher’s death by claiming she was “one of the greatest(...)

Late British prime minister  Margaret Thatcher photographed in September 2008. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described Margaret Thatcher as one of the “most conviction-driven British prime ministers who drew on a scholar(...)

Det Garda Jim Kearney told Cork District Court  about graffiti written on the plot where the lord mayors of Cork Tomas Mac Curtain and Terence MacSwiney are buried

A 52-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he was charged with criminal damage by daubing graffiti on the graves of leading figures from(...)

No 16 Moore Street. An advisory group’s 
report warns that “the current redevelopment permission, if implemented, would severely compromise the historic relevance
of the national monument sit
e,” it saysaccording to the
report from the 
 which has just been published said.
 Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Developers behind controversial plans for the historic Moore Street site in Dublin were last night studying a report promoting strict conditions on(...)

Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody

Kilkenny hurling manager Brian Cody underwent pre-planned cardiac surgery yesterday and is currently recovering in hospital. H(...)

The anti-austerity march organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions  in Dublin  earlier this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Opposition has said the disclosure that the troika is monitoring health spending on a monthly basis is a reflectio(...)

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