Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party  leader Arlene Foster (left) with Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill at the funeral service for  Lyra McKee in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pool/Reuters

Father Martin McGill’s words to the politicians gathered in front of him, including Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and the Democratic Unionist Party’s (...)

Tommy McKearney: “Sinn Féin . . . is trying  frantically to  regain common ground by talking about a Border poll which in practical and political terms is not on.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Three of the McKearney brothers were in the IRA during the Troubles. Three of them were killed, one at Loughgall in 1987. Tommy McKearney spent 53 da(...)

 Dominic Óg McGlinchey: “There were things done that were unimaginable, not normal, but normal for people who lived in the occupied Six Counties.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Dominic Óg McGlinchey has serious misgivings and questions to ask about the strategic, pragmatic and even moral purpose of the continuing dissi(...)

For anyone with an aversion to boybands, it is a cruel irony. After their seemingly endless domination of radio playlists, Westlife’s break-up (...)

Gerry Adams says that former colleagues who accuse him of having ordered the death of Jean McConville are driven by hostility to the peace process

Gerry Adams says that former colleagues who accuse him of having ordered the death of Jean McConville are driven by hostility to the peace process, by(...)