Dr Richard Haass and Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, arrive at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast last night to meet the five executive parties involved in the current peace talks. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

US diplomat Dr Richard Haass is this Christmas considering whether he should return to Northern Ireland at the weekend to try to complete an agreement(...)

 Dr Richard Haass in Belfast: The US diplomat, among many ideas, has suggested a single investigative body to deal with Troubles-related killings. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

One senior talks source in a non-Swiftian non-ironical way described Dr Richard Haass’s paper on how to deal with parades, the past and flags as a “mo(...)

US diplomat Dr Richard Haass, speaking to the media at the Stormont hotel in Belfast on his return to Northern Ireland last week.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Dr Richard Haass and Prof Meghan O’Sullivan begin a series of meetings today which they hope will lead to agreement with the main Northern parties by (...)

A street in Kabul: can lessons be learned in Afghanistan from the experience of Northern Ireland? Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Behind the debate on whether Gerry Adams can really be regarded as a mini-Mandela lies a suggestion that the conflicts in South Africa and Northern Ir(...)

Charles Haughey with Neil Blaney in 1970 at the Arms Trial.

It has taken a long time for the truth to emerge but the finding of the Smithwick Tribunal that someone in Dundalk Garda station colluded with the IRA(...)

Former Garda sergeant Owen Corrigan who rejected the tribunal’s finding that he had “an inappropriate relationship with the Provisional IRA”. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Former Garda detective sergeant Owen Corrigan has rejected the findings of the Smithwick Tribunal which concluded he had an inappropriate relationship(...)

Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan give their reaction to the Smithwick report at Farmleigh House in Dublin. Photograph: PA

The findings of the Smithwick Tribunal have served to cast a chink of light into another dark aspect of the Troubles that destabilised Northern Irelan(...)

Former garda Owen Corrigan has said he rejects the fidings of the Smithwick Tribunal of Inquiry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Former Garda detective sergeant Owen Corrigan has completely rejected the findings of the Smithwick Tribunal that concluded he had an inappropriate re(...)

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(...)

Leo Colton

Owen CorriganOwen Corrigan was a detective sergeant at Dundalk Garda station. He appeared twice and was the last of the 200 witnesses to be heard. Det(...)

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