Tom Oliver

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Drew Harris, the Garda Commissioner, said: ‘No form of intimidation outside the homes of elected officials or other public figures would be tolerated by gardaí.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The name of the senior IRA member who ordered the murder of Louth farmer Tom Oliver was held by the PSNI and it was for that police force to decide wh(...)

 Séamus Mallon, pictured in 1998 sitting behind Gerry Adams at an address in Belfast by Bill Clinton, has little affection for the Sinn Féin leader: “I just can’t be in the same room with him. There’s just something about him that I recoil from. He has his hand in too many awful events, too many.” Photograph: AP

Séamus Mallon today lives quietly in Markethill in Co Armagh perched just above the remnants of a wall that, centuries ago, was a bulwark against all (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin with members of the FF Parliamentary Party, at the start of the party’s autumn think-in at the Longford Arms Hotel in Co Longford. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is strongly resisting Government plans to widen income tax bands in Budget 2018, and says the move would be a breach(...)

Micheál Martin said any democratic party would have difficulties doing business with Sinn Féin and the controlling manner in which it conducts politics. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter government with Sinn Féin, describing the party as “IRA apologists” and “cult-(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has insisted his party will not enter government with Sinn Féin, describing the party as IRA apologists and cult-lik(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said he would not use his contacts with the IRA to help in the investigation into Tom Oliver’s murder because of his experience with the Stack family. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams said jailing the IRA killers of Tom Oliver would be “totally and absolutely counterproductive”. Mr Adams said he disa(...)

In his proceedings former Garda sergeant Owen Corriga challenged certain paragraphs of the Tribunal report.  File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A case taken by a retired garda detective over the finding of the Smithwick Tribunal report has been settled. Former detective sergeant Owen Corrigan(...)

A poster celebrating Dan Donnelly.

Sir Daniel Donnelly was buried in Bully’s Acre, in the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, but not for long. Grave robbing was big busines(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter (left) and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan speak to reporters at Farmleigh House in Dublin today about the Smithwick report. Photograph: PAA

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said he is “horrified” by revelations from the Smithwick Tribunal that there was collusion between members of the f(...)

Mervyn Kingston (left) at the 2010 Belfast Pride Parade with his partner, Richard O’Leary.

Mervyn Kingston was a priest of the Church of Ireland who affirmed the Church as an integral part of the community life of South Armagh; and who affir(...)