Pat Finucane

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Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams at the party ard fheis last February.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams has been given the go-ahead to challenge two historic prison escape convictions at the UK’s highest court. The former Sinn Fé(...)

Belfast solicitor John Finucane (left) is to stand for Sinn Féin in Belfast in next May’s local government elections.  Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images.

Belfast solicitor John Finucane is to stand for Sinn Féin in Belfast in next May’s local government elections, it was announced on Tuesday. Mr Finuca(...)

Michelle O’Neill and Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Féin. Photograph : Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has described the British government as the “main conflict protagonist” during the Troubles. Sinn Féin in its 30-page submission to the Bri(...)

Geraldine Finucane  described Sir Desmond’s 2012 report into the killing of her husband as a “whitewash”. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Wire

The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has urged the United Kingdom’s highest court to rule that a public inquiry should be held into h(...)

Bloody Sunday anniversary parade makes its way through the Bogside in Derry in 2002. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Unlike many other international peace agreements, the Belfast Agreement did not include an overarching mechanism to deal with the legacy of the confli(...)

A well-known political and human rights activist, Jim Cullen served as Sinn Féin’s legal representative in the US and took over as president of Friends of Sinn Féin in 2012. He stepped down from the role this year. File photograph: Simon Carswell

The death has taken place of Jim Cullen, a former president of Friends of Sinn Féin, the political party’s US organisation, and a prominent member of (...)

Former British soldier Dennis Hutchings (left), who has been charged over the fatal 1974 shooting of a man in Northern Ireland, takes part in a protest to call for an end to prosecutions of veterans who served during the Troubles, on Horse Guards Parade, London. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Hundreds of army veterans have marched in Westminster alongside a former soldier who is facing prosecution in connection with the death of a vulnerabl(...)

 Dr Féilim Ó hAdhmaill said he believed he was going to die when water was poured over his mouth and nose.

A university lecturer who alleges he suffered “waterboarding” after he was arrested in Belfast in 1978 has said he believes torture “was the norm, rat(...)

Geraldine Finucane, wife of murdered  Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane, has been granted permission to take a case to the London Supreme Court seeking a full public inquiry into the 1989 killing. File photograph: Alan Betson

Murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane’s widow Geraldine has been granted permission to take a case to the London Supreme Court seeking a full public(...)

North Belfast: Sinn Féin candidate John Finucane and DUP contender Nigel Dodds have been deeply affected by the North’s Troubles. Photographs PA

There is a dark symmetry between the two main candidates in the Westminster general election contest for North Belfast. In 1989 the UDA went into the(...)

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