Brian Gillen

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Two of the dogs seized by customs officials at Dublin Port.

Customs officers seized five puppies and five adult dogs at Dublin Port when they stopped two men disembarking a ferry from Holyhead on Tuesday mornin(...)

Members of the public are invited to have their say on the Government’s proposal to improve and update dog breeding establishment guidelines in Ireland.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Over the next three months the public can have their say on the Government’s proposal to improve and update dog breeding establishment guidelines in I(...)

Caroline Lamb at the DSPCA rescue and rehoming centre at Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, with 10-week-old Collie-cross puppy Marty which is looking for a foster home. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Just a click of a door handle was enough to spring a group of rescued abandoned puppies with into action in an attempt to grab some attention. Eyes-(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness with Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams before entering talks on Monday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

Why is Stormont yet again in crisis? For two reasons: over the status of the IRA following two recent killings in Belfast, and over British governmen(...)

Comments by Bobby Storey that the IRA had gone away were ridiculed by the Traditional Unionist Voice party. Photograph: Reuters

Unionist politicians have rounded on Sinn Féin after leading republican Bobby Storey compared the IRA to a “butterfly” that has flown away. Monday’s r(...)

Sinn Féin’s northern chairman Bobby Storey speaks during a press conference at the Roddy McCorley Social Club in west Belfast. Photograph: PA

Senior republican Bobby Storey who was arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin McGuigan and then released unconditionally has stated that the (...)

Peter Robinson: “Standing aside as First Minister and other DUP Ministers will resign with immediate effect with the exception of Arlene Foster.” Photograph: PA

The British and Irish governments will try this weekend to determine if there is any means of rescuing the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly aft(...)

Making his exit:  DUP leader Peter Robinson leaves after a press conference at Stormont on September 10th, 2015. Mr Robinson is stepping aside as Northern Ireland First Minister. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Democratic Unionist Party leader Peter Robinson has announced he is to step aside as Northern Ireland’s First Minister and that party colleague and Mi(...)

Northern Ireland First minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson at Stormont, Belfast. Photograph: PA Wire

On Tuesday evening Peter Robinson was warning if the Stormont House talks, mark two, failed, Stormont could be down for a decade. By Wednesday evening(...)

Bobby Storey. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Gillen opposed peace process, but held firm with Adams and McGuinness Brian Gillen (58), from Belfast, is a senior republican who has generally manag(...)

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