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 Lyra McKee:  the 29-year-old was shot in the head during a night of rioting and petrol bombing in Derry. Photograph: Jess Lowe/AFP via Getty Images

The man charged with the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Derry has been returned for trial to the Crown Court. Ms McKee (29) was shot in the head (...)

New Ireland: Jimmy Nesbitt, Fergal Keane, Síona Cahill (top row), Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, Adrian Dunbar and Hazel Chu

Politicians, civic leaders and public figures imagine the Ireland they would like to see in the next 100 years The year 2021 is the centena(...)

PSNI vehicles block a road during a security operation after  a  bomb was found outside the home of an off-duty police officer in Dungiven, Co Derry, on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The PSNI has said a “strong line of inquiry” is that the New IRA dissident republican group was responsible for planting a bomb outside the home of an(...)

Failure to reform ‘prohibitive’ defamation law is among the threats to press freedom in the Republic, RSF said. Photograph: iStock

The Republic of Ireland has climbed one place to 12th in the latest press freedom index published by international non-profit Reporters Without Border(...)

Nationalists and loyalists riot against one another at the Peace Wall interface gates: “The language our political leaders are using is disgraceful and is putting people on edge,” says Eileen Weir. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

'Young people are being manipulated': Community workers say riots sparked by unionism’s loss of control and the manipulation of working-class youth(...)

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire   confirmed   yesterday that the case had been settled but declined to make any further comment. Photograph:   Tom Honan

Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has settled a defamation claim against RTÉ for a sum understood to be in excess of €150,000. The settlement was re(...)

Des Dalton: said he would be ‘untrue to myself and to ideas I passionately believe’  if he accepted his suspension by the party, and he had no choice but to resign. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Former Republican Sinn Féin president Des Dalton has resigned from the party after its ardchomhairle suspended him for arguing against violent actions(...)

Des Dalton at the Republican Sinn Féin shop Parnell Street in 2016. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Armed actions by dissident republicans are no longer helping to end partition but are distracting from traditional republican arguments for a united I(...)

Kathy Johnson, equality officer of NUJ Belfast & District Branch, with Brian Pelan, secretary of NUJ Belfast & District Branch, Anton McCabe, NUJ NEC job-share, and Robin Wilson, chair of NUJ Belfast & District Branch, at a protest in Belfast in support of threatened NUJ colleagues. Photograph: Kevin Cooper, Photoline

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) staged socially distanced protests in Belfast and Derry on Monday in support of reporters who recently came un(...)

Foundation chair Prof Seán Farren, with Tim Attwood, secretary to the foundation, and board member Dawn Purvis,  at The John and Pat Hume Foundation launch at Niavac studio in Belfast. Photograph: Kevin Cooper/Photoline

A foundation to commemorate the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume and his wife was launched on Friday in a virtual ceremony. The Humes’ so(...)

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