John Finucane

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PSNI said it was currently at the scene of a security alert in the Glenties Drive area

A crude explosive device has been found outside the west Belfast home of the brother of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane. The police said the remnant(...)

Mary Lou McDonald was the star of the campaign, and her repeated attacks on Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael for, as she claimed, being in power together for four years were brutally effective. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Two years after she was elected Sinn Féin president, Mary Lou McDonald has wildly exceeded the expectations of party members who chose her to succeed (...)

Pianist Cédric Tiberghien and violinist Alina Ibragimova. 

The climax of Music for Galway’s Midwinter Festival, presented in association with Galway 2020 at the Town Hall Theatre last weekend, was a performanc(...)

Sinn Féin’s North Belfast MP John Finucane: His visit to the US so soon after his election underlines the importance Sinn Féin ascribes to its American support. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

John Finucane remembers the events of that Sunday evening well. On February 12th, 1989, loyalist paramilitaries burst into his family home and opened(...)

‘On Thursday the public told the DUP and Sinn Féin to get on with it. They now have a chance to do just that.’ File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

It must be difficult after such a long and bruising election campaign, particularly for the like of DUP leader Arlene Foster, for politicians to feel (...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: has won the Conservatives’ biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher in 1987, with an 80-seat majority. Photograph: Vickie Flores

Boris Johnson has called on both sides in the debate over Brexit to “let the healing begin” after a landslide election victory that has redrawn the po(...)

Nigel Dodds   lost his Belfast North seat to Sinn Féin’s John Finucan. Photograph: PA

The headline story of the UK general election in Northern Ireland was the loss of Belfast North by DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds to Sinn Féin’s John F(...)

DUP’s Nigel Dodds: “we” will continue to work with the British government “in the days ahead”.  Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

What now for Nigel Dodds, the deputy DUP leader who lost his seat in North Belfast to Sinn Féin’s John Finucane? Nelson McCausland, a veteran DUP pol(...)

Nigel Dodds’s defeat in North Belfast put a cruel full stop to unionist influence at Westminster. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

An unusually unpredictable Northern Ireland election returned surprising, heartening results. Though not for the DUP or even Sinn Féin, despite the la(...)

DUP Westminster leader Nigel Dodds at the Belfast count centre after losing his seat to Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Big changes after the Westminster election in Northern Ireland. So, no surprise there. Voters were annoyed with the DUP over Brexit, and probably oth(...)

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