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Former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Liam Cosgrave has died aged 97. Mr Cosgrave led the Fine Gael-Labour coalition Government which ended 16 years (...)

Ciarán Murphy’s L-2 (2013) at the Hennessy Art Fund for Imma

Hennessy Art Fund for Imma Collection ** Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin 8. Until November 26th imma.ie Once upon a time, the Irish M(...)

Gerry Adams was among hundreds of republicans held without trial in Northern Ireland during the height of the Troubles. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has launched a legal bid to overturn two historical convictions for attempting to escape from prison. Mr Adams has start(...)

Undated picture of Ian Paisley.

For more than three decades, the Democratic Unionist Party, now poised to be Theresa May’s “little helper” in government was a party of protest for ma(...)

On patrol: British soldiers in the Bogside, in Derry in 1971, during clashes between republicans and loyalists. Photograph: Darde/AFP/Getty

There is a handwritten note in the margin of a letter written in 1977 by the British home secretary at the time, Merlyn Rees, to the prime minister, J(...)

The death has occurred of Desmond Boal, QC, who with his former friend, Ian Paisley established the Democratic Unionist Party in 1971

The death has occurred of Desmond Boal, QC, who with his former friend, Ian Paisley – from whom he later became estranged – established the Democratic(...)

Still from Giant (2013) by Salla Tykkä

Mac International 2014 Exhibition of 24 shortlisted projects by Mairéad McClean, Andrew Cranston, Zimoun, Jordan Baseman, Darek Fortas, Harri (...)

Ian Paisley lived up to the many different characterisations of his personality. Photograph: The Irish Times

The death of Ian Paisley marks the end of an era. Here was a Big Man with big boots. Descriptions and characterisations vary greatly: the most divisiv(...)

Merlyn Rees: letter he wrote has been discovered in the British National Archives in Kew by RTÉ’s Investigation Unit

British ministers sanctioned the use of torture against internees in Northern Ireland in the early 1970s, home secretary Merlyn Rees told Labour prim(...)

Police in riot gear look on as protesters wave union flags in front of Belfast City Hall in December last year. Anniversary demonstrations have been planned. Photograph: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

‘It’s a year on since the flag came down and people might have fond memories of how good it was, people taking to the streets, standing together.’Lead(...)

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