IRA killer Sean Kelly (centre) attends a controversial commemoration at Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast for his fellow Shankill Road bomber Thomas Begley, who died alongside the nine victims of the 1993 attack. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

Sinn Féin has defended its decision to attend a ceremony marking the 25th anniversary of the death of Shankill bomber Thomas Begley saying there is a (...)

Maíria Cahill, above, and two other women alleged they were sexually abused by IRA member Martin Morris when they were in their teens. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The North’s Public Prosecution Service, which mishandled the investigation of rape allegations made by Maíria Cahill, has improved its performance but(...)

Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory  apologises to the three women who were “let down” by the North’s Public Prosecution Service

“That’s a fair description,” said Barra McGrory when asked if his Public Prosecution Service’s handling of the Maíria Cahill sex abuse and IRA interro(...)

Maíria Cahill outside the Dáil. The North’s DPP Barra McGrory, QC, has apologised to Ms Cahill  and two other women over how the PPS dealt with criminal allegations that they were sexually abused by an IRA member. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The North’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory QC has apologised to Maíria Cahill and two other women over how the Public Prosecution Servi(...)

    Mairia Cahill and two other victims of alleged sexual abuse by an IRA member have held a “constructive” and “positive” meeting with Sir Keir Starmer, QC. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Mairia Cahill and two other victims of alleged sexual abuse by an IRA member have held a “constructive” and “positive” meeting with Sir Keir Starmer, (...)

In his speech in the Dáil today  Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams hit out at the Government, accusing it of hypocrisy in dealing with the issue of sexual abuse. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has accused the Government and Fianna Fáil of holding a five-hour debate on allegations of sexual abuse by republicans “o(...)

Maíria Cahill at Government Buildings last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

A lawyer representing two women who say they were sexually abused as teenagers by the same IRA man who abused Maíria Cahill has said they were totally(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny met Mairia Cahill  at Government Buildings last week to discuss  allegations that she was interrogated by the IRA over her alleged rape. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The four people who allegedly conducted the IRA investigation into the rape of Mairia Cahill have declined the offer of a meeting with Taoiseach Enda (...)

Keir Starmer: 
will conduct review 
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 manner in which cases relating to allegations made by 
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 handled
. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The former director of public prosecutions for England and Wales, Keir Starmer, will conduct the independent review into the manner in which cases (...)

 Maíria Cahill  and Taoiseach Enda Kenny  outside Government Buildings after their meeting last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government has said the onus is on Sinn Féin to arrange the meeting it requested between the Taoiseach and the four people named as having carr(...)

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