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Former British soldier Dennis Hutchings (left), who has been charged over the fatal 1974 shooting of a man in Northern Ireland, takes part in a protest to call for an end to prosecutions of veterans who served during the Troubles, on Horse Guards Parade, London. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Hundreds of army veterans have marched in Westminster alongside a former soldier who is facing prosecution in connection with the death of a vulnerabl(...)

John Farrell (69), of Fassaugh Road, Cabra, Dublin leaves the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  after he was found not guilty, of criminal damage and road traffic offences, by reason of insanity. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A 69-year-old man accused of ramming his car through the front gates of Trinity College has been found not guilty of criminal damage and road traffic (...)

British army soldiers on patrol in Derry in 1971. File photograph: Darde/AFP/Getty Images

The Pat Finucane Centre in Derry has produced papers from 1972 which document four cases of the alleged “waterboarding” of people in Northern Ireland (...)

Tony MacMahon: Has struggled with Parkinson’s and with bipolar disorder, and even planned his own assisted suicide.  Photograph: Colm Keating

By rights, this album probably shouldn’t exist at all. Before it was even an idea, there was a major stumbling block in its way: the artist himself. (...)

Harvesting the crop on Rathlin Island.

Once regarded merely as the stinking gunge one steps over on the way for a swim, seaweed these days is having a renaissance. The excitement surroundi(...)

The Pat Finucane Centre says “the family of Kevin Heatley was offered a derisory £750 because this was ‘the acceptable rate for a minor’, according to the MoD”

A civil liberties group and relatives of people killed by British soldiers during the Troubles have launched a mobile advertising campaign in London (...)

Colm Cooper was named man of the match as Dr. Crokes reclaimed the Kerry SFC crown. Photograph: Inpho

Dr Crokes 2-16 Kenmare District 1-12 Phil Jackson the former Chicago Bulls coach wrote that the greatest quality a team can possesses is not a grou(...)

All-Ireland winners, the McGrath brothers – John, Noel and Brian –  at the NDC stand with Ryan Tubridy.

Had fate ordained otherwise, Henry Shefflin and the McGrath brothers would have been the fiercest of rivals in the recent All-Ireland senior hurling f(...)

Conor McManus and his team-mates celebrate the Ulster final victory over Donegal last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This weekend the Ulster championship semi-final brings together the two counties who have shared the last five provincial titles. Donegal are well-k(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: said Google has had more than 4,000 “right to be forgotten” requests since 2014 ruling by the European Court of Justice.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A key witness to a recent and long-standing tribunal tried unsuccessfully to avail of the “right to be forgotten” rule in relation to Google searches(...)

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