A pair of shoes reputedly given to the IRA’s Joe Cahill by Col Muammar Gadafy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A collection of Troubles-era artefacts that includes shoes reputedly owned by Colonel Muammar Gadafy is attempting to secure official museum status ah(...)

From Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall (2014), a film based on the true story of Jimmy Gralton, the only man ever deported from Ireland.

In 1943 the Minister of Pensions received a letter from a German prisoner of war camp franked with a swastika. The letter was from William Coman, a (...)

Malachy McCourt

In Frank McCourt’s bestselling memoir, Angela’s Ashes, nobody is more responsible for his “miserable Irish Catholic childhood” than his father, Malach(...)

Sinn Féin’s northern chairman Bobby Storey speaks during a press conference at the Roddy McCorley Social Club in west Belfast. Photograph: PA

Senior republican Bobby Storey who was arrested in connection with the murder of Kevin McGuigan and then released unconditionally has stated that the (...)