The North’s First Minister has written to the Taoiseach requesting a “fresh examination” into allegations of collusion between the Irish state and the IRA.  File Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

The North’s First Minister has written to the Taoiseach requesting a “fresh examination” into allegations of collusion between the Irish state and the(...)

Brian Stanley apologised “for the content of an inappropriate and insensitive tweet”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he was “shocked and dismayed” by a controversial tweet sent by a Sinn Féin TD that referenced IRA attacks during the War(...)

The North’s Minister of Justice, Naomi Long, has said her department is willing to administer the scheme. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The North’s Secretary of State has said the disagreement between the UK government and the Northern Executive over who should pay for a pension scheme(...)

Gerry Jones, Neil Blaney and John Kelly (right) during the Arms Trial in Dublin in 1970

A group representing victims and survivors of the Troubles has called on the Irish government to carry out an independent inquiry into the 1970 Arms C(...)

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, Mary Lou McDonald has said the IRA’s campaign was “justified” and, had she been older, there was “every chance” she would have joined.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The son of the only Irish Army member to be killed by the IRA during the Troubles has called on the Sinn Féin leader to acknowledge that his father’s (...)

Northern Ireland’s first minister, Arlene Foster: the legislation is a “massive and welcome step forward for the innocent victims” of the Troubles.  Photograph: Jonathan Porter

New legislation which establishes a payment scheme for victims of the Troubles will block anyone injured while committing a crime from benefiting. P(...)

Garda Richard Fallon’s family surrounded by mourners at his funeral in 1970. Photograph: Fallon family

Finian Fallon has few memories of his father. “I can remember his uniform and how rough it was, the roughness of the material, and I can remember him(...)

William Temple was among nine people who died in an IRA car bombing in the Co Derry village of Claudy in 1972

People in West Tyrone will question whether they should vote for Sinn Féin in the byelection caused by the resignation of MP Barry McElduff, the broth(...)

A report by Northern Ireland’s outgoing victims’ commissioner Kathryn Stone (centre) proposing a pension for everyone who was severely injured during the Troubles has been sent to First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Photograph:  Brian Thompson/Press Eye/PA Wire

The North’s outgoing victims’ commissioner Kathryn Stone has proposed a pension for everyone who was severely injured during the Troubles - an idea wh(...)

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: said  he hopes to meet Mr Gilmore in the near future to seek elaboration on the comments made by the Tánaiste at the British-Irish Association conference in Cambridge at the weekend

The Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt is to follow up on Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore’s offer that the Government would address unionist perceptions(...)