File photograph of writer Ed Moloney. File photograph: Paul McErlane/Reuters

The Boston tapes project, which interviewed former republican and loyalist paramilitaries under the leadership of writer Ed Moloney, was sharply criti(...)

Jean McConville, Ivor Bell and Gerry Adams. Irish Times photomontage

During the eight-day trial of Ivor Bell for his alleged involvement in the murder of Jean McConville, five of her 10 children sat listening intently i(...)

Ivor Bell who was on Thursday found not guilty of soliciting the murder of Jean McConville in 1972. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The trial of Ivor Bell who was charged with soliciting Gerry Adams and the late Pat McClure to murder Jean McConville concluded on Thursday with the j(...)

FHenry Edmond Kane and partner Christopher Patrick Flanagan outside Belfast City Hall after their civil partnership ceremony. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Judgment is due later on Thursday in two landmark legal challenges against Northern Ireland’s ban on gay marriage. Mr Justice O’Hara will rule on two(...)