Security personnel detain and disarm Michael Stone in the lobby of the Stormont parliament buildings in Northern Ireland on November 24th, 2006. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Convicted killer and former Ulster Defence Association member Michael Stone has been released from prison. The decision was taken by parole commissio(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed contacted British prime minister Boris Johnson urging him to accede to the request for an inquiry into the killing of Pat Finucane (pictured). File photograph: Pacemaker

The Finucane family are due to hear on Monday whether the British government will authorise an independent public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Belf(...)

Irish News editor Noel Doran said the  support for journalists “sends out a strong message that all the attempts at intimidation will have no effect on our coverage”. File photograph: Getty

A wide range of political and civic society has come out in condemning recent threats against journalists in Northern Ireland. In April, dissident r(...)

Alliance deputy leader Stephen Farry was among the politicians in the North to be threatened. Photograph: File/AFP via Getty Images

Loyalist paramilitaries have issued threats to Assembly members in the SDLP, the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Alliance. Following on threats issue(...)

UDA man  John Boreland: “Shot multiple times and left to die.” Photograph: PA

The family of prominent Ulster Defence Association figure John Boreland, who was murdered in north Belfast three years ago, have offered a £10,000 (€1(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton called on Northern politicians to follow the example of their predecessors and make compromises to allow the power-sharing institutions to be restored. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The British and Irish governments have been urged to devote greater energy to resolving the impasse in Northern Ireland by former taoiseach Bertie Ahe(...)

Paddy Harte TD at Leinster House in 1996.

This year marks the centenary of the Armistice and also the 20th anniversary of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Flanders. From conception to ope(...)

Glen Barr “did what he did because he believed it was the right thing to do,” his funeral heard

Former Ulster Defence Association (UDA) leader Glen Barr’s “desire to help the working class” had “motivated him into the political realm”, his funera(...)

File image of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines, Belgium. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Glenn Barr’s work on the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines in Belgium was a “gamechanger in the maturing of relationships” between Britain and (...)

Portrait of Damien McNally by Colin Davidson:  McNally says sitting for the portrait as part of the Silent Testimony series of paintings of people who suffered loss in the Troubles was therapeutic

In June 1976 26-year-old Paul McNally, a Catholic, walked out of the bookies at the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. He was with a friend. As they were(...)

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