Séamus Mallon, pictured in 1998 sitting behind Gerry Adams at an address in Belfast by Bill Clinton, has little affection for the Sinn Féin leader: “I just can’t be in the same room with him. There’s just something about him that I recoil from. He has his hand in too many awful events, too many.” Photograph: AP

Séamus Mallon today lives quietly in Markethill in Co Armagh perched just above the remnants of a wall that, centuries ago, was a bulwark against all (...)

A man walks past graffiti relating to the Boston College tapes on the Falls Road, west Belfast. The PSNI has announced it will seek access to all  remaining recordings which have not already been handed over to them. Photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

Police in Northern Ireland are to seek the entirety of the controversial US oral history project that detectives relied upon to quiz Sinn Fein’s Gerry(...)

Sinn Féin European election candidate for Dublin Lynn Boylan on the canvass with voter Jim O’Connor in Tallaght yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Who is Lynn Boylan/Ni Bhaoigheallain? She is the mystery woman who, in the short course of this European election campaign, has rocketed so far up the(...)