Brendan Duddy was the first outsider ever to meet the IRA’s Army Council. Photograph: Trevor McBride

As a successful businessman, Brendan Duddy was used to being in the public eye, but his greatest achievement was for decades shrouded in the utmost se(...)

Northern Ireland’s  soon-to-depart director of public prosecutions Barra McGrory QC:  said dealing with the past will be a continuing “difficulty” for any DPP in Northern Ireland.   Photograph: Gerry Moriarty

With considerable understatement, the soon-to-depart director of public prosecutions Barra McGrory QC said dealing with the past will be a continuing (...)

Northern Ireland’s director of public prosecutions Barra McGrory QC.  Photo: Gerry Moriarty

Dealing with the legacy of the Troubles will be a difficulty for any director of public prosecutions, the North’s DPP Barra McGrory, QC, said on Wedne(...)

 Former SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie: the political landscape in South Down is much changed since  the 2015 Westminster  election – Sinn Féin made considerable gains in the constituency in March’s Assembly election. Photograph: Eric Luke

This is a big election for the SDLP. While the DUP and Sinn Féin slug it out over who will be the driving force in Northern Ireland politics, for t(...)

Documentary-maker Peter Taylor with Brendan Duddy, the man he dubbed the “secret peacemaker”. Photograph courtesy of Duddy family

The “secret peacemaker” Brendan Duddy risked his life to make an “incalculable” contribution to peace, mourners at his funeral in Derry were told on M(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles shakes hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a visit to the British Ambassador’s residence in Glencairn. Photograph:  Damien Eagers/Reuters

Prince Charles described remembering the Irish and British dead of the first World War and Easter Rising at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin as “deeply m(...)

Prince Charles shakes hands with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams during a visit to the British Ambassador’s residence in Glencairn, Co Dublin. Pool photograph: Damien Eagers

Prince Charles met Gerry Adams at the British ambassador’s home, Glencairn House, marking the Sinn Féin president’s first visit to the south Co Dublin(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood: “The SDLP has no intention of facilitating abstentionist MPs who won’t take the fight to the Tories on Brexit”

The SDLP has rejected a call for the party to give Sinn Féin candidates John Finucane and Michelle Gildernew a “clear run” respectively in North Belfa(...)

The Chuckle Brothers: the late, former first minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley with the late deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, smiling after being sworn in to the Northern Ireland Assembley, Stormont, in May 2007. Photograph: Paul Faith/Pool/PA Wire

“Stormont ceremony marks end of Northern Ireland conflict”. This definitive headline topped the front page of The Irish Times 10 years ago today, on T(...)

Timothy Spall, director Nick Hamm and  Colm Meaney of ‘The Journey’. Photograph:  Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Here’s Colm Meaney, looking much as he has looked for the past 30 years. He still has that mat of Irish curls. His face is no less lived in. His voice(...)

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