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Taoiseach Micheál Martin: ‘My views are very strong and I don’t think there’s a need to trigger Article 16. I believe it would be wrong to do so.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that Northern Ireland’s access to the single market could be “jeopardised” if Article 16 of the Northern Ireland p(...)

Patricia McVeigh: ‘And this is a government that prides itself on being the party of law and order?’ Photograph: Panorama

For 49 years Patricia McVeigh has fought to clear her father’s name after he was killed by a British army undercover unit, which claimed he had shot a(...)

The relatives urge Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson to “immediately turn your attention to this matter and fulfil the commitment ... that the Stormont House Agreement be implemented in full without further prevarication or delay.”  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Some 3,500 relatives of people killed during the Troubles have signed an open letter calling on the Taoiseach and the UK prime minister to ensure that(...)

Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane: Four of Northern Ireland’s political parties have united to call for a public inquiry into the murder of the Belfast solicitor.Photograph: Pacemaker

Statements from the North’s Police Ombudsman and the PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne appear to challenge the British government’s explanation for why(...)

Michael Maguire: ‘The way we in Northern Ireland are dealing with the past is broken’. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

During his seven years as the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Michael Maguire managed to find time to write a book. “It’s a political thriller i(...)

Children of  Jean McConville (back row) Archie, James, and  (front row) Michael, Susie and Thomas  at the Wave trauma centre in Belfast, following a court case into their mother’s murder. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Michael McConville remembers as an 11-year-old going “berserk” at a juvenile court in Belfast in May 1973, six months after his mother Jean was abduct(...)

An anti-abortion activist demonstrates outside Parliament Buildings in Belfast on Monday during a special sitting of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The behaviour of those who have imposed abortion on Northern Ireland is reprehensible but so is that of the people who have stood aside and allowed it(...)

Question of pregnancy: Abortion is set to be decriminalised in Northern Ireland from Tuesday. Stock photograph: Getty

Almost three years since the Stormont institutions last met, a group of 31 unionist politicians has signed up to recall the Assembly for a special sit(...)

Mother of 10 Jean McConville, who was abducted and murdered in 1972.

What happened Jean McConville? Jean McConville was a 38-year-old widowed mother of 10 children from the Divis Flats area of west Belfast who sometime(...)

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(...)

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