Michael Stone

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Works by people in prison in Ireland, from the Open Minds exhibition at Rua Red, Tallaght 2019. Photograph: Eugene Lanagan

What is it like to visit a prison? Visitors to the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise check in to a bright building, where a children’s play area occupies (...)

Security personnel detain  Michael Stone in the lobby of the Stormont parliament buildings on November 24th, 2006.  Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Jailed loyalist killer Michael Stone’s bid to be freed early for a second time under the terms of the Belfast Agreement has been put on hold, Belfast’(...)

The new  Sensori branding. Sensori Facilities Management was formally launched on Thursday night

The State’s largest construction company, John Sisk and Son, has launched its new facilities management brand having entered into a joint venture with(...)

Pat Kenny interviews local resident John Kelly, whose brother Michael was one of the unarmed civilians shot dead by British paratroopers on Bloody Sunday

Like relatives guiltily visiting an ignored but ailing family member before they depart this world, national radio presenters spent much of last week (...)

Then-taoiseach Charles Haughey on the steps of No 10 Downing Street in London with then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in 1980. File photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Brexit may have provoked some tension between the Irish and British governments but documents released by the National Archives under the 30-year rule(...)

Ray Houghton  heads the Republic of Ireland winner past England’s Peter Shilton during the European Championship at Stuttgart, June 12th 1988. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

January 11th: SDLP leader John Hume and Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams hold the first in a series of secretive meetings in Belfast. January 17th: Au(...)

 Mo Mowlam with her portrait painted by artist John Keane in 2002  at the National Portrait Gallery in  London. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth / PA

How important can a wig toss on a Monday, a hug on a Tuesday, and an expletive on a Wednesday really be to a peace process? Some people may argue not (...)

Pigeons on Lower Gardiner Street. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Anyone passing by Sheriff Youth Club in Dublin’s north inner city might notice its sparkling new all-weather football pitch. It is among the first gr(...)

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(...)

The car containing two British army corporals, Derek Wood and David Howes, as it drove into a funeral cortege in west Belfast in 1988.

Thirty years ago today in Belfast a silver car reversed at speed into the republican funeral cortege of an IRA volunteer, Caoimhín Mac Brádaigh, also (...)

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