Jean Mcconville

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Gerry Adams speaks to the media after being released  in 2014 following questioning in Co Antrim in relation to the murder of Jean McConville. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Declaring to the BBC’s Andrew Marr that his struggle for a united Ireland was not a failure, Gerry Adams made an implausible claim: the target had not(...)

The largest Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland has described it as “deeply regrettable” that stalemate at Stormont has prevented implementation of r(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: she has  signalled she will examine how the party is run in light of a series of bitter resignations and rows in local organisations. Photograph: Getty Images

The annual release of State papers sees hazy glorification of IRA violence meet the historical record of bombing and murder, another brutal reminder o(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone: “time for the State to get out of the business of controlling reproduction”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Abortion should be legal, safe and freely available to anyone who needs it, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has said. In her strongest commen(...)

 Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams’s arrest in 2014 was a blow to Mary Lou McDonald when she was on the cusp of becoming an acceptable figure to many middle-ground voters. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Now that Gerry Adams has signalled his departure from the leadership of Sinn Féin, the casual assumption that he was a cap on the party’s electoral po(...)

File photograph of veteran republican Ivor Bell. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A veteran republican charged in connection with the murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville in 1972 is not medically fit to stand trial, a cour(...)

Noeline Blackwell and Angela McCarthy, chief executive and head of clinical services at Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, arriving at Oireachtas Committee hearing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Parents who received a diagnosis of a fatal foetal abnormality have said the Eighth Amendment brutalises and abuses women in their circumstances. Ger(...)

Ivor Bell: faces two counts of soliciting the IRA abduction and killing of Belfast mother Jean McConville in 1972. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Prosecutors intend to proceed with legal action involving a veteran republican charged in connection with the IRA’s murder of Jean McConville, a lawye(...)

Malachi O’Doherty signing copies of his book Gerry Adams – An Unauthorised Life. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

The arresting sentence in the last chapter of Malachi O’Doherty’s Gerry Adams – An Unauthorised Life reads, “Gerry Adams is one of the most successful(...)

 David Bolton has written a book examining the  mental health impact of the Troubles. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Traumatic experiences have afflicted the lives of more than 210,000 people in Northern Ireland, says David Bolton, a 61-year-old retired social worker(...)

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