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The aftermath of the Omagh bombing in August 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller

The former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt has “escaped justice” for his role in the 1998 Omagh bombing, the father of one of the victims has said. (...)

Mary Lou McDonald speaks at a graveside commemoration in Glasnevin to mark 150 years since the birth of Constance Markievicz. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley’s tweet comparing the Kilmichael ambush and the Narrow Water attacks that left 18 British soldiers dead was not just anothe(...)

The Cork funeral for the city’s mayor Terence MacSwiney in 1920. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

“I thought the age of body-snatching was gone,” yelled Fr Dan Walsh as British forces commandeered the remains of Terence MacSwiney, the Lord Mayor of(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

Best reads of 2020: IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person (...)

Full-time use of houses and apartments in Dublin city for Airbnb-style rentals is set to be eliminated. Photograph: Getty Images

Full-time use of houses and apartments in Dublin city for Airbnb-style rentals is set to be eliminated, following a Dublin City Council decision not t(...)

Grattan Court East in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The company behind five holiday rental houses in Dublin city, valued at more than €1 million each, is to appeal a decision banning their use for short(...)

Sinn Féin’s  David Cullinane is held aloft at the Waterford  count centre  after topping the poll. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane has apologised for saying “up the Ra” at a victory speech in Waterford on Sunday. His statement of support for the IRA (...)

Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane addresses the media alongside Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin TD for Waterford David Cullinane has said his pro-IRA comments at the end of a victory speech in Waterford after his election were “about th(...)

The site is currently promoting “Bobby Sands: Remember the Hunger Strikers” jerseys featuring the number 81 on the back

The Sinn Féin company involved in the sale of republican memorabilia and occasional publications laid off its staff last year, according to accounts j(...)

Children of the Troubles: Desmond Guiney, Charles Love, Lesley Gordon, Julie Livingstone and Siobhan McCabe (top row); John Dougal, Dessie Healey, Brian Stewart, Peter Watterson and Patrick Rooney (middle row); and Michael McIlveen, Paula Strong, Clare Hughes, Angela Gallagher and Philip Rafferty (bottom row)

Patrick Rooney loved horror movies and Halloween, and wanted to be a priest when he grew up. In August 1969, the nine-year-old was killed when the RUC(...)

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