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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, presented with a hurl during a visit to Croke Park in 2011. File photograph: Getty Images

Sinn Féin’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill has praised the contribution of the British royal family to peace and reconciliation during a Stormont de(...)

Lord and Lady Mountbatten with daughters Pamela and Patricia ride along the beach at Classiebawn. Photograph © The University of Southampton Library

The family collection of the late Patricia Knatchbull, of Newhouse in Kent, who died in 2017, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on March 24th in London. (...)

Tom Barry addressing former IRA colleagues at an annual commemoration of the Kilmichael ambush which took place 100 years ago on November 28th, 1920.

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley became embroiled in controversy over the weekend after posting an “insensitive” tweet about IRA attacks during the War of I(...)

Prince Charles With Lord Mountbatten in 1979. File photograph: Tim Graham/Getty Images

The new series of The Crown, Netflix’s hit drama about the British royal family, begins with an episode featuring one of the most shocking episodes of(...)

Episode one deals with the murder of Lord Mountbatten (Charles Dance) by the Provisional IRA in Sligo

Series four of The Crown is a tale of two iconic women – neither of whom has the letters “HRH” before their name. Because while Olivia Colman’s wry (a(...)

Countess Mountbatten of Burma with Prince Charles in 2005. She was injured in an IRA blast off the coast of Co Sligo in 1979 that killed her father, the Earl Mountbatten. File photograph: Getty Images

Countess Mountbatten of Burma has died at the age of 93. The countess’s father Earl Mountbatten, her 14-year-old son Nicholas Knatchbull and her mo(...)

 A young migrant, who drowned in a failed attempt to sail to the Greek island of Kos, lies on the shore in the Turkish coastal town of Bodrum, Turkey, September 2, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Nilufer Demir
The Year in Pictures

For me the photograph of 2015 is the heartbreaking image, above, of a little refugee boy, Aylan Kurdi, neatly dressed, drowned on a tourist beach in (...)

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, talks with singers during a reception and concert featuring performers from Northern Ireland at Hillsborough Castle on Thursday night. Photograph: Getty

The Prince of Wales is to visit Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation centre on Friday at the conclusion of a trip which has been all a(...)

‘One can also only imagine how much it took for Prince Charles on Tuesday to shake the hand of the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams who was such a significant figure in the leadership of the organisation which had killed his beloved Mountbatten.’ Photograph: Adam Gerrard/ WPA Pool/Getty Images

On the night that Lord Mountbatten was killed by an IRA bomb in Mullaghmore in August 1979, Prince Charles wrote in his journal: “Life will never be t(...)

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at Mullaghmore Co Sligo on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Timothy Knatchbull reached back for the hand of his wife, Isabella, and clasped it tightly as they followed Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall(...)

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