Ann Travers

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Gerry McGeough: “Anyone who had shown any resistance to the British was deemed to have bad character and everything was to be criminalised. So you have Irish Catholics, traitors in effect, administering British rule here in the six counties.” Photograph: PA

Catholics who have served as judges and prosecutors in Northern Ireland’s legal system are “traitors” who will be dealt with as “collaborators” once t(...)

James Nesbitt as a convincingly sinister Howell, and Genevieve O’Reilly as the passive yet quietly duplicitous Hazel in the  dramatisation of the 1991 murders of Lesley Howell and Trevor Buchanan in Coleraine, Co Derry.

Who has the right to tell the stories of our lives? When does a deeply personal narrative of violence, grief and loss become public property? These a(...)

The DUP sang the British national anthem at the end of the count and North Antrim MP Ian Paisley (Jnr) came on stage to take a selfie with his successful party colleagues.

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister came under fierce attack from the DUP and Sinn Féin in North Antrim amid claims his party is now “histo(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including North Antrim – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

North Antrim is associated with the Paisleys – the late DUP leader and First Minister, the Rev Ian, who was MP there for 40 years until his son, Ian (...)

Votes in the Seanad byelection are due to be counted on Friday and Labour Party nominee Maíria Cahill is certain to be elected to the seat vacated by Labour Senator Jimmy Harte. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill has described her membership of the dissident group Republican Network for Unity (RNU) as a mistake. Ms Cahill, a candidate in the Seana(...)

Jim Allister: No way the DUP will have two candidates. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister has accused the DUP of bluffing over its tactics in May’s European Parliament elections. Addressing his(...)

Playing politics

There is no doubt that it was galling and painful to Ann Travers to see conferred on a woman who had a part in her sister’s 1984 murder the political (...)

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister, said the Bill was designed to “right a great wrong”.

A Bill that prevents people convicted of serious criminal or paramilitary offences from holding special advisory posts for Northern Executive Minister(...)