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Mother of 10 Jean McConville, who was abducted and murdered in 1972.

What happened Jean McConville? Jean McConville was a 38-year-old widowed mother of 10 children from the Divis Flats area of west Belfast who sometime(...)

Jean McConville, Ivor Bell and Gerry Adams. Irish Times photomontage

During the eight-day trial of Ivor Bell for his alleged involvement in the murder of Jean McConville, five of her 10 children sat listening intently i(...)

Ivor Bell who was on Thursday found not guilty of soliciting the murder of Jean McConville in 1972. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The trial of Ivor Bell who was charged with soliciting Gerry Adams and the late Pat McClure to murder Jean McConville concluded on Thursday with the j(...)

Navy and Notre Dame face off in a 2012 match in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s 10am on game Saturday in a lecture hall in the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. A select group of local fans of its iconic colleg(...)

In seeking esteem, do we pretend we’re something we’re not in order to get other people to admire us?

The 18th-century Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith has a bit of an image problem. His defence of free markets, epitomised by his coining o(...)

Poster for the fifth international Flann O’Brien conference, which starts on Tuesday and will involve several days of non-stop talking by academics and other Flannoraks, from at least four continents. 

If you’re hoping to experience what Patrick Kavanagh called “the tremendous silence of mid-July” anywhere in Dublin next week, then, thanks to one of (...)

DCU’s support services were  singled out by the review team for helping to boost leadership and life-skills among students. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Concern over the lack of training for doctoral students who are given teaching roles has been flagged in a new review of Dublin City University by the(...)

Virginia Teehan: ‘Now the profile of our heritage needs to be more prominent at a time of conflicting resources’

Virginia Teehan is “so happy for myself”. This might apply to her appointment as the new chief executive officer (CEO) for the Heritage Council on the(...)

Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle  used as a car bomb outside Derry courthouse on January 20th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Historian Marisa McGlinchey found herself being assailed for comment and explanation from a number of journalistic quarters following the “New IRA” ca(...)

Anthony McIntyre

A former IRA man interviewed for an American university project is set to go to the European Court of Human Rights in a final bid to stop police acces(...)

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