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Private Patrick Kelly, who was killed by the IRA as he searched for the kidnapped businessman Don Tidey in Co Leitrim in 1983. Image courtesy Kelly family.

The son of the only Irish soldier killed by the IRA during the Troubles has welcomed the acknowledgment by Mary Lou McDonald that his death was “wrong(...)

In an interview with the Sunday Independent, Mary Lou McDonald has said the IRA’s campaign was “justified” and, had she been older, there was “every chance” she would have joined.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The son of the only Irish Army member to be killed by the IRA during the Troubles has called on the Sinn Féin leader to acknowledge that his father’s (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster welcomed the degree of ‘clarity’ provided by Michael Gove in his House of Commons statement. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

British Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove’s key commitments on the Northern Ireland protocol must be “unmovable foundational positions” for the Bri(...)

The posts would be at Belfast Port (above), Larne and Warrenpoint and would be designed to accommodate additional customs officers and vets, who would be dealing with livestock

Unionist politicians have responded with annoyance and dismay after a junior Sinn Féin Minister told a Stormont committee that there will be new physi(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster speaks to the media during a visit to Pond Park primary school in Lisburn, Co Antrim on Wednesday. Photograph: Birmingham City Council/PA Wire

While coronavirus may have knocked Brexit off the front pages, it hasn’t gone away, and Sinn Féin junior Minister Declan Kearney set the cat among the(...)

It would be surprising if Gerry Adams did not seek recompense. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Gerry Adams, after his convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze or Long Kesh prison camp in 1973 and 1974 were quashed by the London Supreme(...)

Alliance deputy leader Stephen Farry was among the politicians in the North to be threatened. Photograph: File/AFP via Getty Images

Loyalist paramilitaries have issued threats to Assembly members in the SDLP, the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Alliance. Following on threats issue(...)

John Dallat (left) with Colum Eastwood, SDLP leader. Photograph: SDLP

Tributes have been paid to the veteran SDLP politician John Dallat, who has died aged 73. The first nationalist mayor of Coleraine, Co Derry, Mr Dall(...)

A PSNI officer on patrol in Belfast city centre during the coronavirus pandemic restriction period. Photograph: Stephen Davison/PSNI/PA Wire

The North’s department of health on Sunday reported five new deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total number of fatalities in Northern Ireland to 3(...)

Michael Gove wrote to the SDLP, Sinn Féin, Alliance and the Greens saying that an EU office in Belfast was unnecessary. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

The British government has been accused of being “petty”, “provocative” and “unhelpful” after it rejected a request for the European Union to have a p(...)

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