From 2007 (from the left): then first minister Ian Paisley, deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, Britain’s prime minister Tony Blair and taoiseach Bertie Ahern inside the main hall of Stormont Assembly in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/Pool/PA Wire

Tony Blair told Martin McGuinness that the British were partially responsible for the conditions that led to the Troubles, a new documentary states. (...)

The aftermath of the fatal bomb attack on the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham. File photograph: PA

A man has been arrested in connection with the murders of 21 people in the 1974 pub bombings in Birmingham. The arrest comes just days before the 46t(...)

Ray McSharry: the Fianna Fáil grandee was treated to a surprise This Is Your Life party featuring familiar faces of the party down the years.    Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The great, the good and the ghosts of Fianna Fáil past gathered in Sligo at the weekend to pay homage to party grandee Ray MacSharry. The former tána(...)

Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings with Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Relatives of those killed in the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings, who have formed the Justice For The 21 group, were in Ireland to ask the Irish Governme(...)

Julie Hambleton, whose sister Maxine was killed in the Birmingham Bombing, arriving on the first day of the inquest. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/Getty Images

Long-awaited inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the 1974 IRA Birmingham pub bombings began on Monday with a minute’s silence for the victims. T(...)

Firemen search through debris in the heart of Birmingham after bombings in  two pubs in November 1974.  Photograph: PA

Solicitors representing the victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings have welcomed a court order instructing the coroner to reconsider his decision(...)

The admission by self-confessed former IRA man Michael Christopher Hayes that he was involved in the Birmingham bombings of 1974 raises more questions(...)

Michael Christopher Hayes from south Dublin said he took what he called “collective responsibility” for all the IRA’s actions in England, including the Birmingham pub bombings. Screengrab: BBC

A 69-year-old self-confessed former IRA man has stated that he was part of the group responsible for the 1974 Birmingham bombings in which 21 people w(...)

File image of Julie Hambleton, sister of Birmingham pub bombings victim Maxine Hambleton, at an inquest review into the bombings, in Solihull, England. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The sister of an IRA bombing victim has claimed “the truth has died” with former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Martin McGuinness. Following (...)

Firemen search the wreckage of one of two Birmingham pubs bombed in November 1974.  File p	hotograph: Press Association

Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings in 1974 want forthcoming inquests to shed light on what intelligence services knew about the IR(...)

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