Funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

First came the sound; the refrain of the pipes, carrying through the hot, still air. Then the guard of honour shimmered into view – men and women, lin(...)

The funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The IRA was “right” to fight against British rule in Ireland, former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has told mourners at the funeral of a former chie(...)

Martin McGuinness’s wife Bernie (c) acts as a pallbearer before the funeral of former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness in Derry. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The wife of Martin McGuinness has thanked the thousands who attended his funeral for their “outpouring of love and solidarity”, and said that she and (...)