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The Grand Hotel in Brighton after the IRA bombing in 1984. Photograph: PA

A Catholic priest maintained a network of Europe-wide contacts used to generate arms and money for the IRA, a documentary revealed. Patrick Ryan help(...)

An image of the then Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams giving an address at a party ardfheis in 2008. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

William Hampton, the English man who left Sinn Féin more than €1.68 million, stayed in a medium-sized caravan in Cootehill, Co Cavan, while using a lo(...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald delivering her keynote address during a party meeting at the Carrickdale Hotel and Spa in Dundalk. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald says the English man who left £1.5 million (€1.7m) to the party in his will is a “rebel with a cause”. William (...)

Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The English mechanic who left £1.5 million (€1.6 million) to Sinn Féin in his will stipulated the money should only go to a political party connected (...)

A file image from 1994 of  then Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams (right) and Martin McGuinness.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Persuading the IRA leadership to call its August 31st, 1994 ceasefire was a “close call”, former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has stated when marki(...)

Clares Rocket   was recovered by gardaí two days after it was kidnapped and returned to its trainer

Three men have appeared in court in relation to the theft of a champion greyhound and an attempt to blackmail its owner for €100,000. The three were (...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and British prime minister Theresa May. “There is no functioning government in Northern Ireland simply because of the failure to implement the Belfast Agreement and subsequent agreements in its wake.” Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images

This is shaping up as one of the most dangerous times for the Belfast Agreement since it initially bedded down. It would be all too easy to tear it ap(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Clares Rocket is a previous winner of the Champion Stakes and the valuable Produce Stakes. Photograph: Getty Images

The theft of one of the country’s most expensive greyhounds has been likened to the infamous IRA kidnapping of former champion Irish racehorse Shergar(...)

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