Gerry Adams speaks to the media after being released  in 2014 following questioning in Co Antrim in relation to the murder of Jean McConville. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Declaring to the BBC’s Andrew Marr that his struggle for a united Ireland was not a failure, Gerry Adams made an implausible claim: the target had not(...)

 Johnny Depp: the US actor has been urged to visit Limerick to see how the city has progressed since his brief visit there in 1991. Photograph: Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

The Mayor of Limerick has said actor Johnny Depp “owes” the city a visit so he could see how it has moved on from its “Stab City” past. Metropolitan (...)

The 10 hunger strikers who died in 1981: Our project, which includes this Irish Times series, a conference that took place in London at the University of Notre Dame and a special issue of the academic journal, The Irish Review, has sought to reassess the events of 1981, and their legacy, 35 years on

Irish identities, Ian McBride argues in History and Memory in Modern Ireland, are “constructed upon a grid of talismanic dates”. The commemorative pr(...)

Relatives of prisoners who died during the hunger strikes march with their pictures  at the ‘National Hunger strike Commemoration March’ in August this year. Picture Nick Bradshaw

You’d be hard pressed to find someone on these islands who doesn’t have an opinion on the hunger strikes. The 1980 and 1981 republican hunger strikes (...)

A woman walks past graffiti, a reference to a project by Boston College, on a wall off the Falls Road, Belfast. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Former IRA prisoner Richard O’Rawe and three ex-republican paramilitaries are to sue Boston College over the oral history of the Troubles project, (...)

Ulster Unioninst leader Mike Nesbitt

An award-winning book for adolescents has triggered controversy in the Northern Assembly. The Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt (...)

A hunger strike protest on the Falls Road in 1981.

Two key republican figures remained in deep dispute last night about the content of Thatcher Foundation archive papers (...)