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Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams at the party ard fheis last February.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams has been given the go-ahead to challenge two historic prison escape convictions at the UK’s highest court. The former Sinn Fé(...)

Boris Johnson:  a much-needed diversion from the current gloom. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Boris Johnson should help banish some of the Brexit blues for 600 delegates attending the DUP annual conference in Belfast on Saturday. The blues mig(...)

The regional Armed Support Unit will be involved in  Garda operations in Co Louth amid a gang feud there. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A new generation of violent criminals are coming up “who want blood and have no conscience in maiming or killing”, the Dáil has been warned. As Garda(...)

The Green Party’s Catherine Martin made quiet history on Thursday by becoming the first woman TD to speak in the House of Commons

Over on the mainland (Europe), EU leaders are growing sick, sore and tired of the Brexit talks process. When will it all end? Martyn Selmayr, controve(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varakdar and Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald Photographs: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has staunchly defended his remarks that he is open to considering a review clause in the Brexit withdrawal agreement. Mr Varad(...)

Jean McConville  with three of her children shortly before she disappeared in 1972

The primary yet unproven allegation in Patrick Radden Keefe’s book Say Nothing is that Marian Price was the third member of the three-person IRA squad(...)

The funeral of Greysteel massacre victim Steven Mullan passes the Rising Sun bar where the atrocity took place. Photograph: Pacemaker

Even after 25 years, paramedic Adrian McAuley can still smell the gun smoke from inside the Rising Sun in Greysteel. On a Saturday night in October 1(...)

The candidates: Gavin Duffy, Joan Freeman, Liadh Ní Riada, Peter Casey, Sean Gallagher and President Michael D Higgins

MICHAEL D HIGGINS Age: 77 Position: President of Ireland since 2011 Party: Independent Public life: Formerly a Labour Party TD and Senator. Minister f(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (right) with Liadh Ní Riada MEP (centre), who will be the party’s candidate in the presidential election, and deputy leader Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Liadh Ní Riada, confirmed today as Sinn Féin’s candidate for the presidency, joined the party in 2011, just three years before winning a seat in the E(...)

Áras an Uachtaráin: When Mary Robinson arrived in the park, the tone and meaning of the presidency seemed to change. Photograph: Frank Miller

Here are a few things the President of Ireland cannot do: the President can’t promote business or end corruption or keep immigrants out. The President(...)

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