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Sinn Féin MLAs Jemma Dolan, Emma Sheerin and Sinéad Ennis all tweeted separate apologies on Wednesday afternoon.

Three Sinn Féin Assembly members (MLAs) have apologised for historical tweets containing derogatory and offensive language. The MLAs – Emma Sheerin,(...)

British soldiers stand behind an armoured water cannon and armoured cars as tensions rise on Bloody Sunday in Derry. Photograph: William L Rukeyser/Getty

In Derry almost everyone has a story about Bloody Sunday. Those who were children at the time remember playing football on the street as the news of t(...)

Private Patrick Kelly was killed alongside Garda Gary Sheehan by the Provisional IRA at a shoot out during the rescue of businessman Don Tidey in December 1983. Image courtesy of the Kelly family.

The family of the only Irish soldier to be killed during the Troubles has called for an end to the “orchestrated nationwide campaign of misinformation(...)

Then taoiseach John Bruton got legal advice in 1996 on a decision apparently related to the possibility of a restoration of a Provisional IRA ceasefire. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In October 1996, the then attorney general, Dermot Gleeson, sent a memo to John Bruton, in which he sought to distil for the then taoiseach the pros a(...)

Sir John Chilcot challenged established ideas about Northern Ireland among British policymakers. File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Born: April 22nd, 1939 Died: October 3rd, 2021 Civil servants don’t spring instantly to mind when we think of peacemaking but Sir John Chilcot’s role(...)

 Deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness shakes hands with Queen Elizabeth as former       first minister Peter Robinson   looks on in Belfast in 2012.  Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty

Two people attending the church service in Armagh on Thursday marking the centenary of Irish partition have said the focus must be on future reconcili(...)

Amyloidosis is caused by deposits of abnormal protein – amyloid – in tissues and organs throughout the body. File photograph: Getty

A life-changing treatment for amyloidosis, a progressive, fatal disease that is disproportionately common in Ireland, is being made available through (...)

Fintan O’Toole (centre) as a boy

'There has been no straight flight path from the poor and benighted Ireland of the 1950s to... shiny modernity': Fintan O'Toole looks at the story&(...)

President Michael D Higgins:  The SDLP leader, Colum Eastwood, said people should “take him at his word when he says he can’t be there”.  Photograph:  Maxwells/PA

The Government offered no advice to President Michael D Higgins on whether or not he should attend a centenary church commemoration of partition and t(...)

The caseroom in Burgh Quay, Dublin  where the Sunday Press, Evening Press and Irish Press were produced. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The dominant Irish politician of the 20th century, Eamon de Valera, attained and retained power for one-third of that century with the help of the new(...)

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