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British army bomb disposal personnel investigate a suspicious package reported  in the Glasgow University mailroom, in Glasgow on March 6th. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

If the claim of responsibility by ‘the IRA’ for last week’s incendiary devices in Britain proves genuine the parcel devices would represent the latest(...)

Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle  used as a car bomb outside Derry courthouse on January 20th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Historian Marisa McGlinchey found herself being assailed for comment and explanation from a number of journalistic quarters following the “New IRA” ca(...)

A republican bonefire built in the Bogside of Derry on Wednesday night. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin.

A bonfire lit in Derry that was emblazoned with the names of murdered police and prison officers has been met with widespread condemnation. The bonfi(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster has criticisedTaoiseach Leo Varadkar’s decision to open the Féile an Phobail festival in Belfast. Photograph: Eric Luke

DUP leader Arlene Foster added her voice to criticism of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s decision to open a festival in Belfast because of the links between (...)

A prison Officer and a working dog inside Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn File photograph: Alan Betson

Cork County Council has called on the Government not to allow the extradition of any Irish citizen to Northern Ireland or any part of the UK amid fear(...)

 Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn: “Some important lessons have not been learnt.” said Brendan McGuigan, the chief inspector of criminal justice in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

A prisons watchdog has expressed concern about the care and support provided to vulnerable prisoners held at Maghaberry prison in Northern Ireland. (...)

A prison officer with a working dog at the recreation area in front of Erne House in Maghaberry Prison. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some people have trouble with the pronunciation: it’s Ma-gaberry, Northern Ireland’s high-security prison located on about 150 acres in rural Co Antri(...)

Forensic officers attend the scene on the Crumlin Road in Belfast where a PSNI officer was shot on Sunday night. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The dissident republican group, the “New IRA”, has said it was responsible for the attempted murder of a PSNI officer in north Belfast on Sunday night(...)

Arlene Foster: “Brexit represents the biggest economic opportunity for this country in decades.” Archive photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

First Minister Arlene Foster has accused the Government of belittling the Northern Ireland economy and attempting to lure investors away from the Nort(...)

John Redmond addressing a home rule meeting at Parnell monument on O’Connell Street in Dublin, in 1912. Photograph: Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland

I believe official commemorations, of their nature, have to be selective. So what criteria should guide the selection of events to be singled out for (...)

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