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Fiona Neary of the Rape Crisis Network: “It appears that at least two opportunities in 1991 and 1998 were presented to the gardaí to investigate allegations against this very influential and powerful figure.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There have been calls for a full review by the authorities into how a leading figure in the Irish language movement escaped prosecution over allega(...)

A leg up: fee-paying schools are seen to give students an advantage. St Michael’s College and Blackrock College clash in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Should the state support fee-paying schools? This question is arguably the most divisive in Irish education today, pitting parent against parent, t(...)

DUP Minister for Health Edwin Poots: said the relationship between the parties was the “poorest since 2007”

The DUP and Sinn Féin have for the first time officially acknowledged a serious deterioration in the relationship between the two parties which(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness and Pearse Doherty (left) after the leader’s address at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis   in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend, were Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness conjuring at the back of their minds th(...)

Dr Garret FitzGerald signs the Anglo-Irish Agreement with former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Margaret Thatcher whom I first met as minister for foreign affairs in the spring of 1975, shortly after her election as leader of the Conservat(...)

Sinn Féin spokesman on policing and justiceGerry  Kelly  said republicans wanted a non-partisan, non-political, civic police service, which was human rights compliant and representative of the whole community. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Republicans and nationalists in Northern Ireland have lost confidence in the PSNI chief constable, the North Belfast Assembly member Gerry Kell(...)

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral is already controversial in Britain, and it’s not due to take place until Wednesday. Photograph: PA Wire

At Charlie Haughey’s funeral there was a great deal of silence, and crash barriers stood at the side of the roads for the crowds that never cam(...)

“Same-sex statues” adorn the top of a wedding cake at a wedding specialists store in, Birmingham, England. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

At one time the law of many nations provided that a woman, when she married a man, became one of his chattels: part of his property possessions(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald TD addresses the party’s árdfheis. She urged party members to vote in favour of a motion allowing them to vote on the issue of abortion according to their conscience. Photograph: Sinn Féin.

Abortion poses the biggest threat to the unity of Sinn Féin since the peace process, the party's ardfheis has been told as delegates voted agai(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has hit out at dissident republicans following further arms finds in Derry and at the (...)

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