Belfast man Robert McCartney, who was murdered in 2005, with his partner Bridgeen Hagans. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, Councillor Deirdre Hargey became Sinn Féin’s first female Lord Mayor of Belfast. The inauguration ceremony, during which the previous incu(...)

Martin McGuinness shortly after he was appointed minister for education in 1999. His comment about having been “on the run” “was not the kind of comment to instil confidence in the future”. Photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

On a recent visit to New York, I fulfilled a long-held ambition to walk over the famous Brooklyn Bridge. The construction of this bridge was not witho(...)

Mark Farren in action in 2006. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Soccer star Mark Farren has been laid to rest alongside his late triplets after his battle with cancer. The 33-year-old has been remembered as one of(...)

Votes in the Seanad byelection are due to be counted on Friday and Labour Party nominee Maíria Cahill is certain to be elected to the seat vacated by Labour Senator Jimmy Harte. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Maíria Cahill has described her membership of the dissident group Republican Network for Unity (RNU) as a mistake. Ms Cahill, a candidate in the Seana(...)

One of the most obscure events in Irish politics is wrapping up on Thursday, voting in the Seanad byelection. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

One of the most obscure events in Irish politics is wrapping up today, voting in the Seanad byelection. The electorate is a tiny one, limited to the S(...)

Labour Party Seanad byelection candidate Maíria Cahill (second right) has come under increased pressure to clarify her links to a dissident republican group as voting draws to a close. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Labour Party Seanad byelection candidate Maíria Cahill has come under increased pressure to clarify her links to a dissident republican group as votin(...)

A Labour spokesman has said: “Maíria Cahill [right] has addressed her brief involvement with RNU on numerous occasions in the past, and on the public record.” The spokesman said Labour was proud Ms Cahill was the party’s candidate for the Seanad. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Independent Senator David Norris has criticised the Labour Party’s candidate for a vacant Seanad seat, Maíria Cahill, for refusing to answer questions(...)

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness   at Stormont  in Belfast last month reacts to  the publication of the government-ordered review of paramilitary structures in Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The single most consistent feature of the peace process has been the fact that every time the Provisional IRA is challenged, Sinn Féin attacks the mot(...)

 SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell: said the IRA “went around the corner and joined Sinn Féin as they had been told to do, and now they are leafleting and electioneering”. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Sinn Féin should take advantage of the British government-appointed panel’s report on the status of the IRA and the other paramilitaries by “just tel(...)

US senator Edward Kennedy: He played a key role in Northern Ireland, voicing concerns about the violence from the early 1970s through to the early 1990s. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Throughout the difficult negotiations leading to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, then taoiseach Bertie Ahern kept in regular contact with US senator Edwar(...)

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