Kieran Conway

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Shergar was stolen from Ballymany Stud in Co Kildare on the night of February 9th, 1983. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Former rapper Vanilla Ice has described the story of the disappearance of Irish racehorse Shergar as the “most amazing story ever”. Shergar won the E(...)

Three British soldiers John McCaig 17 (L) his brother Joseph, 18 (R) and Dougald McCaughey (23) had been drinking in a Belfast city centre pub when they were lured to their deaths by the IRA. Photograph: PA

A former British paratrooper who became a Provisional IRA member has been named as being centrally involved in one of the most notorious episodes of t(...)

The Aga Khan with Shergar after the Irish Sweeps Derby.

The kidnapping of the Derby winner Shergar was the work of the Provisional IRA, a former figure in the organisation has claimed. Kieran Conway, who w(...)

Kieran Conway, above, believes Michael Hayes had given the apology in the hope that it would help the relatives of those killed. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former IRA member Kieran Conway says he believes the apology offered by Michael Hayes to the relatives of the Birmingham bombing is a “courageous” mov(...)

Former IRA intelligance director Kieran Conway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Solicitor Kieran Conway was back in the Special Criminal Court last Friday, representing a 52-year-old Dublin man, Patrick Brennan, who was charged wi(...)

Patrick  Brennan (52), with an address at Lindisfarne Avenue, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 was charged with knowingly possessing an explosive substance, to wit four 400-gramme blocks of TNT and three electric explosive detonators, under such circumstances as to give rise to a reasonable suspicion he had not got them in his possession for a lawful object, at Store Street, Dublin 1, on June 16th.

A Dublin man has been charged at the Special Criminal Court with possession of over a kilogramme of explosives. Patrick Brennan (52) was arrested on (...)

Kieran Conway, the former head of IRA intelligence: claimed the bombers were “relatively blameless” and that  their identities were well-known. Photograph: Barry Moore

The families of the victims of the Birmingham bombings are unlikely to get any comfort from the decision to hold fresh inquests into the deaths , a f(...)

Justice delayed is justice denied, they say. Not so. Justice delayed is imperfect justice, unsatisfactory, often partial and distorted. But it is neve(...)

Julie Hambleton (centre), sister of Birmingham pub bombings victim Maxine Hambleton, speaks to the media outside Council House in Solihull after it was announced that fresh inquests are to be held into the deaths of 21 people in the bombings after years of campaigning by victims’ relatives. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

The sister of a Birmingham pub bomb victim has demanded the “gutless” individuals responsible give themselves up, in an angry confrontation with a for(...)

Father-of-one Kenneth O’Brien was reported missing on the evening of 15th January.

A 48-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of Kenneth O’Brien whose dismembered body was found in a suitcase in a canal in(...)

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