Mourners gather for Martin McGuinness’s funeral on March 23rd, 2017. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

In Derry, the dead keep watch over the living. Perched high on the Creggan hillside, the headstones in the City Cemetery look down over Derry and its (...)

Fr Alex Reid gives last rites to one of the two soldiers murdered. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Thirty years ago, I rang Ian Paisley on a Sunday. That afternoon, everything seemed bleak and hopeless – following dreadful days that had seen the Gib(...)

An injured man is aided by mourners, including Martin McGuinness, left, at Milltown cemetary in 1978. Photograph: David Jones/PA Archive/PA Images

Unheard testimony from the families of victims of the bombing of an IRA funeral by loyalist paramilitary member Michael Stone and of a revenge attack (...)

Waiting for Godot again – but this time it’s refreshingly different

Waiting For Godot Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Ends Friday March 3rd, 8pm, €22; then Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick (Mar 7-10); An Grian(...)

“The government at Westminster is utterly, totally, taken up with Brexit. That’s where the really dark shadow is coming from,” says Alastair Campbell,(...)

 Eamonn Mallie with Ian Paisley and  Baroness Eileen Paisley in 2014: Baroness Paisley urged leaders on both sides to ‘confess  your sin and confess your mistakes’

Baroness Eileen Paisley has criticised DUP leader Arlene Foster and said her late husband Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness would not have created the(...)

Sinn Féin’s Northern Ireland leader Michelle O’Neill and DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The DUP and Sinn Féin had got at least as far as a text on a draft agreement to restore powersharing in the North, leaked papers from their talks ind(...)

 Stormont is seen at night, in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin and the DUP had agreed a mechanism that would have prevented disputes between the parties from immediately collapsing the Northern Ireland E(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds: Republicans who imagine Ms Foster pitted against Mr Dodds are like unionists who hoped for rows between Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

On Tuesday, as the DUP began retreating from a Stormont deal, it was forced to deny a split between its MPs and assembly members. “There is no p(...)

Parliament Buildings in Stormont. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The political edifice at Stormont came tumbling down in January last year when the late Martin McGuinness resigned as Deputy First Minister. It preci(...)

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