Funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

First came the sound; the refrain of the pipes, carrying through the hot, still air. Then the guard of honour shimmered into view – men and women, lin(...)

The funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The IRA was “right” to fight against British rule in Ireland, former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has told mourners at the funeral of a former chie(...)

Jim Allister: the Traditional Unionist Voice leader could have a chance of sneaking the third seat if he decides to run. Photograph: Getty Images

The outgoing DUP MEP Diane Dodds was formally nominated on Tuesday to contest next month’s European Parliament elections, making her and Sinn Féin’s o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (left) with other EU leaders at the European Council summit in Brussels. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Everything revolves around the leaders. The 28 heads of government who comprise the European Union’s highest decision-making body, the European Counci(...)

British environment secretary  Michael Gove   said that in particular smaller farmers would be harmed if the withdrawal agreement were rejected. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

A no-deal Brexit could lead to tariffs of more than 40 per cent on meat and would trigger a “turbulence” that would damage UK farming, the British env(...)

Micheál Martin referred to how tens of thousands of people from Northern Ireland hold Irish passports and therefore were “Irish citizens” and “European citizens”. Photograph: Alan Betson

An internal Government note appears to dampen hopes that Irish citizens in Northern Ireland will be allowed to vote in European elections post-Brexit.(...)

 Brendan Duddy (right) at the unveiling at NUI Galway of documents highlighting the secrecy involved in communications between the British government and IRA during the Troubles. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Brendan Duddy, the Derry businessman who was the secret back-channel between the IRA and the British government during the Troubles, has died. Mr Du(...)

Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire: has set Friday as deadline for an agreement to prevent Northern Ireland slipping back to direct rule. Photograph: David Young/PA

The atmosphere during Holy Week at Stormont in 1998 was a lot different to the one now. In the feverish days leading up to Good Friday 1998, the Nor(...)

Felons Club in Belfast: after a meeting in the club in early January “Sinn Féin pressed a political nuclear button that has thrown Northern Ireland into uncertainty”. Photograph: from the club’s Facebook page

Inside the Felons Club in west Belfast the mood was immediately obvious. On a Saturday afternoon in early January several hundred republicans packed (...)

 Stephen Gethins told an SDLP Brexit forum in Belfast the decision of the majority in Northern Ireland and Scotland to stay in the EU must be respected as much as the decision of those in England and Wales to quit. File photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland and Northern Ireland must be fully represented and consulted in all and any negotiations ahead of any formal move to take the UK out of the E(...)

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