Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness and Bobby Storey address supporters at a protest on the Falls Road over the arrest of Gerry Adams in 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Veteran Republican masterminded Northern Bank Robbery and Maze prison escape before playing key role in Sinn Féin’s road to peace Nearly 1,800 men(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at Leinster House on Kildare Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

In public and in private, senior Fianna Fáil figures are urging Fine Gael to shed its reticence and enter detailed coalition discussions with their pa(...)

Ireland’s Seamus Coleman has words with Denmark’s Jens Stryger Larsen during the Euo qualifier at Telia Parken, Copenhagen. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s become clear that Ireland and Denmark have had enough at this stage, not just of playing each other at football but of the other crowd in general(...)

Jim Walsh and William Hammond (centre in light blue shirts) have been organising the Cork Folk Festival on a voluntary basis over the last 40 years. Photograph: Tony O’Connell photography

It was the year of the Pope’s visit, Maggie Thatcher becoming British Prime Minister and the Boomtown Rats making No 1 in the UK Charts with Rat Trap (...)

 Nigel Farage addresses the launch of The Brexit Party’s European Parliament election campaign in Coventry. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

The sister of Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg is to stand as a candidate for Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party in the forthcoming European elections. An(...)

Photograph: Stanley Matchett/Pacemaker

As Jackie Duddy (1) lay dying on Bloody Sunday, Hugh McMonagle (2) spotted a cameraman. “I ran down to him and said, ‘if you’re looking for a great st(...)

Samantha Barry: “Thankfully in Ireland there’s a plenitude of strong female broadcasters like Anne Doyle, Marian Finucane and Miriam.”

Vogue’s indomitable US editor Anna Wintour is known for a great many things, among them 6am tennis lessons and 7am blowdries. In the media industry, h(...)

A man in his 70s has admitted in court that he followed his wife to a dance after receiving a mystery call from someone who said she was going home in vans. Image: iStock.

A man in his 70s has admitted in court that he followed his wife to a dance after receiving a mystery call that she was going home in vans. At a Fami(...)

A black taxi tour in West Belfast: “You have to [include jokes]. You’d crack if you didn’t.” Photograph: Stephen Wilson/Pacemaker

This has been a good year for Northern Irish comedy. From the unexpected return of original conflict caper Give My Head Peace, through to the riotous (...)

Rowan Gillespie’s “The Victim”, from the Quinnipiac Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

It is to a Jewish bagel tycoon, born in 1930s Connecticut, that we owe the world’s largest collection of art relating to the Irish Famine. His name wa(...)

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