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Bobby Sands died in prison on the sixty-sixth day of his hunger strike at Long Kesh, outside Belfast, on 5 May 1981.  Photograph: Getty

First-time visitors to the Bogside Pub in Florence might be forgiven for thinking it is just another Irish pub abroad. Many would certainly recognis(...)

The mural in Belfast to  Bobby Sands

On a gable wall on Belfast’s Falls Road, Bobby Sands is smiling down. In Ireland and around the world his has become an iconic image, the young man wi(...)

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(...)

Frankie Benson was a major radio personality in the Irish community for over 40 years

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

It wasn’t until the 1980s that Gerry Adams (above) and Martin McGuinness began driving forward the policy of the Armalite and the ballot box. Photograph: Pat Langan

The difference between the politics of a quarter of a century and a half a century ago in Northern Ireland is that in 1969, there was a single-party u(...)

Ballyhaunis Three: Seán Tighe, Bernie Waldron and John Devaney in New York. Photograph: @CBones705/Twitter

It’s a social-media tale of our times, and one that cheerfully fulfils the cliche that all 147 people in Ireland know each other. Around 5pm on Sunda(...)

Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party  leader Arlene Foster (left) with Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill at the funeral service for  Lyra McKee in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pool/Reuters

Father Martin McGill’s words to the politicians gathered in front of him, including Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and the Democratic Unionist Party’s (...)

Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle  used as a car bomb outside Derry courthouse on January 20th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Historian Marisa McGlinchey found herself being assailed for comment and explanation from a number of journalistic quarters following the “New IRA” ca(...)

 Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness (right) at the funeral of Patrick Kelly. Photograph:  PA Wire

Martin McGuinness personally planned the firing of a volley of shots over the coffin of an IRA man within church grounds, in what became one of the mo(...)

Mary Holland’s report on the front page of The Irish Times, March 21st 1988.

Kevin Brady’s funeral started peacefully. As with other funerals in west Belfast last week, police were nowhere to be seen, and the only evidence of a(...)

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