Gerry Moriarty

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Mary Lou McDonald: “I believe the powersharing institutions are the best, the only option to chart a way forward together; to navigate the big societal change we face.”  File photograph: The Irish Times

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has called on the British and Irish governments to press ahead with changes to legislation in areas such as the (...)

 Paul Gallagher, who was  shot in Northern Ireland in 1994. Photograph: PA

People who were severely disabled as a result of Troubles-related injuries receive significantly lower levels of support than that provided for disabl(...)

Francis McGuigan and Liam Shannon , two of the ‘hooded men’ give their reaction to the European Court of Human Rights’ decision in their case at a press conference in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

“We are far, far, far from giving up,” said Francie McGuigan, one of the so-called “hooded men”, after the European Court of Human Rights rejected the(...)

Fr Alex Reid gives last rites to one of the two soldiers murdered. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Thirty years ago, I rang Ian Paisley on a Sunday. That afternoon, everything seemed bleak and hopeless – following dreadful days that had seen the Gib(...)

Kids’ Court: from left,  Hannah, Jack, Daniel and Isaac from Annahilt Primary School in Co Down with principal Richard Reid. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

The four stern-faced judges were Hannah, Jack, Daniel and Isaac aged 10 and 11, and the man facing them in the dock was 51-year-old Michael from Co Ma(...)

A new report disputed the British government’s claim the terms of the Withdrawal Bill would not result in a loss of rights. Photograph: Getty Images

Any diminution of rights as a result of Brexit would undermine the British government’s credibility and threaten peace in Northern Ireland, a group of(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster has “categorically” rejected a Sinn Féin claim she personally handed over a hard copy of a draft deal to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly last month. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

The DUP leader Arlene Foster has “categorically” rejected a Sinn Féin claim that she personally handed over a hard copy of a draft deal to restore the(...)

A fourth person, believed to be an infant child, was killed in Tuesday’s fire at a house in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, police have said. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A fourth person, believed to be an infant child, was killed in Tuesday’s fire at a house in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh, police have said. Detectives from(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster.  Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

Unionist and nationalist politicians in Northern Ireland offered polarised responses to the European Union’s draft proposal for a post-Brexit “common (...)

Sinn Féin and SDLP leaders have welcomed the initiative from civic unionism and others challenging what they said was a nationalist assumption that qu(...)

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