Cathal Daly

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The eight-man IRA unit killed in a shoot-out with soldiers following the bombing of the Loughgall RUC station. Clockwise from top left: Gerard O’Callaghan, Antony Gormley, James Lynagh, Eugene Kelly, Declan Arthurs, Patrick McKerney, Seamus Donnelly and Patrick Kelly. Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was rumoured to have set up a notorious IRA gang for ambush by the SAS as they tried to blow up a police station in Ma(...)

Cardinal Cahal Daly: “The Northern accent, after all, grates on a lot of Southerners”

A leading Catholic bishop warned a government official in 1986 that Gerry Adams’s plan to end Sinn Féin’s abstentionist policy would not mean an end (...)

Peter Barry, left, then minister for foreign affairs, with Tom King, then Northern Ireland secretary, in Iveagh House, Dublin, 1986. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

Margaret Thatcher was complicated about Ireland. This was scarcely surprising. So many of her associations with Ireland had been negative: her falling(...)

 Cardinal Seán Brady. A brother, sister and their  cousin have appealed against the High Court dismissal of their action against the cardinal.  File  photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Catholic Church authorities have been accused of extreme deceit and equitable fraud in a case involving settlements with victims of abuser Fr(...)

 Brendan Smyth (right) leaving court in Dublin in 1997. Photograph: Alan Betson

A Stg £25,000 payment made to a man who sued in the Northern Ireland courts over being sexually abused as a child over years by paedophile priest Fr B(...)

Cardinal Sean Brady is being sued in his personal capacity over his role as part-time secretary to Bishop McKiernan in 1975 during the investigation of complaints about Fr Brendan Smyth, since deceased. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A brother and sister suing Cardinal Sean Brady and another bishop arising from abuse suffered at the hands of clerical child abuser Brendan Smyth wil(...)