Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers and Minister for Heritage Jimmy Deenihan at Glasnevin. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy/The IrishTimes

The British Government will send representatives to the Easter 1916 commemorations in two years’ time, the Secretary of State for Northern Irel(...)

Peter Hain: resigned from the British cabinet over what was later deemed a technical offence. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Politicians and commentators in Dublin and London were up in arms last week about the “on the runs” (OTRs) arrangement administered by the Nor(...)

Drawing fire: a Royal Irish Fusilier at Gallipoli tries to entice a Turkish sniper to reveal his position. Photograph: Lt Ernest Brooks/IWM/Getty

Since the opening of the Island of Ireland Peace Park, at Messines, in Belgium, in 1998, successive Irish governments have sought to right historical (...)

Library filer dated 11/05/1916 of a view of Sackville Street (O’Connell St) and the River Liffey at Eden Quay in Dublin, showing the devastation wrought during the Easter Rising. Celebrations will mark the event’s 90th anniversary today. Photograph: PA

The military pension records of those who fought in the Easter Rising and War of Independence will be made available to the public later this month. S(...)

Dr Richard Haass and Meghan O’Sullivan leave the Stormont hotel in Belfast, where all party talks failed to secure a deal. Photogaph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s political leaders have published a draft agreement on outstanding peace process issues only hours after parties failed to reach con(...)

 Dr Richard Haass and Harvard Professor Meghan O’Sullivan   arrive at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast. Photograph: 	Pacemaker

US diplomat Richard Haass presented the five parties involved in talks with a seventh proposals paper late last night that he hoped would lead to a Ne(...)

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(...)

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