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Briege Voyle, whose mother Joan Connolly was one of ten civilians killed by soldiers in west Belfast in 1971 with her sisters Joan, Philomena and Irene, voice their distress after learning tissue samples from their mother were retained without their knowledge or consent. Photograph: PA

Relatives of those killed in the Troubles are to challenge the UK government’s new legacy proposals in an address to the United Nations on Thursday. (...)

Joseph Murphy’s family cheer after the inquest found that 10 people killed in west Belfast almost 50 years ago in the wake of an Army operation were “entirely innocent”. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

There could scarcely be a more searing indictment of the actions of the British soldiers who killed at least nine unarmed civilians in Ballymurphy, we(...)

Frank Quinn who is one of the people who died in the Ballymurphy massacre in 1971

Ten civilians were shot and fatally wounded by soldiers in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast between August 9th-11th, 1971 in what became known as (...)

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith. “The ending of the Cork hunger strike, and Griffith’s role in the choreography of its conclusion, reminds us that the fight for independence was at least as much about living for Ireland as it was about killing or dying for it.”

‘I am of the opinion that our countrymen in Cork Prison have sufficiently proved their devotion and fidelity, and that they should now – as they were (...)

A memorial to the memory of  Michael Fitzgerald was eventually erected in Fermoy town centre.

One hundred years ago today, Michael Fitzgerald, a high-ranking IRA officer, became the first republican to die on hunger strike during the Irish War (...)

Darragh Kenny finished  second in the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Shanghai on Saturday, Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland’s Darragh Kenny was narrowly beaten into second in the Longines Global Champions Grand Prix of Shanghai on Saturday. Nine riders were clear o(...)

Bertram Allen finished fourth in Verona. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Wexford’s Bertram Allen and Molly Malone recorded Ireland’s best result to date in this year’s Longines FEI World Cup series when fourth in Sunday’s t(...)

Michael G. Duffy on Carl Hanley Sporthorses’ Chappo Chey. Photograph: Margie McLoone

Irish riders had an excellent start to the five-star show taking place in Verona this weekend with Co Mayo’s Michael G. Duffy landing Friday afternoon(...)

Paul Kennedy continued Ireland’s strong start in Spain. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The Irish have made a great start to the Spanish five-star jumping show in Gijon, with Paul Kennedy’s win in Thursday evening’s speed class following (...)

Msgr Joseph Murphy: Head of  protocol office at Vatican’s Secretariat of State

Cork man Msgr Joseph Murphy has been appointed head of the protocol office at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State in Rome. The office deals with rela(...)

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