Ciaran McKeown attends  the Ulster Peace Rally in London’s Trafalgar Square in November 1976. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Ciaran McKeown, one of the founder members of the Peace People, has died aged 76. Mr McKeown died peacefully at his home in Belfast on Sunday follow(...)

 Pope Francis  greets participants in a multi-faith day of prayer for peace, in Assisi, on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA/Osservatore Romano

Pope Francis on Tuesday denounced “indifference”, calling it the “great sickness of our time” and a “new and deeply sad paganism” which renders people(...)

Basque leader Arnaldo Otegi speaks to  supporters after being released from prison on Tuesday. “This is an historic day, we’ll definitely remember this day for years to come,” one supporter said. Photograph: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images

Arnaldo Otegi, a leading Basque separatist figure who has long been seen as a major influence on the terrorist group Eta, has been freed after six yea(...)

Arnaldo Otegi speaks after being released from Logrono’s prison on March 1st, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Arnaldo Otegi, a leading figure of the Basque independence movement who has long been seen as a major influence on the terrorist group Eta, has been f(...)

People are reflected in a banner depicting ‘1915/1.5 million’, the year and the number of victims of mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, in Yerevan. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

As Armenia marks a century since its people suffered genocide, a group of its women – inspired by Northern Ireland’s peace process – is trying to brea(...)

 Galway Bahá’i  community member Sahar Rahmani (right), who spoke at the screening of the documentary ‘To Light a Candle’,  with her daughter Amelia Chah and her mother Mitra Rahmani. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish universities could provide moral support to the persecuted Bahá’i community in Iran through recognising their third-level qualifications, a mee(...)

Action women:  Leymah Gbowee from Liberia, Mairead Maguire from Northern Ireland, Shirin Ebadi from Iran,Jody Williams from the US, Tawakkol Karman from Yemen and Rigoberta Menchú Tum from Guatemala. Photograph:  John Murphy Aurora PA.

It is a remarkable sight, and a moving one: more than 100 women, many from conflict zones all over the world, dancing together for peace. They are act(...)

Nobel Laureates (left to right) Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Tawakkol Karman, Leymah Gbowee arriving attend the fourth biennial conference of the Nobel Women’s Initiative in Belfast. Photograph: PA

Ireland must never again allow its airports to be used as stop-offs for the US military or secretive rendition flights, Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire(...)