Late former South African president and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela waves to the crowd with musician and campaigner Bob Geldof during a mass rally in Trafalgar Square on February 3rd, 2005 in London, England. Mr Mandela told the rally to help “Make Poverty History in 2005” and help set free millions of people in the world’s poorest countries who remained imprisoned by poverty. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

When someone you have known or loved or both dies, there seems to occur a great tearing in the fabric of the world. A weird emptiness opens for a mome(...)

Ruairi O Bradaigh, speaking at the GPO in Dublin in 1976.  Photograph: Pat Langan

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, who has died aged 80, was a former president of Republican Sinn Féin, having previously held the presidency of Provisional Sinn Féi(...)

High Court bid: A judge in Belfast rejected a challenge from a loyalist double killer after pointing out that it could lead to a form of amnesty for anybody who killed more than once during the Troubles.

A Belfast loyalist jailed for murdering a Catholic teenager failed yesterday in a High Court bid to be freed under the royal prerogative of mercy.Lawy(...)

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh being driven from the Special Court in Dublin after being sentences to six month’s imprisonment for being a member of the IRA in 1973. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, whose life- long commitment to an interpretation of Irish republicanism was matched only by the fervour with which he opposed any c(...)

Republican Ruairí O Bradaigh has died aged 80.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ruairí O Bradaigh, whose life-long commitment to an interpretation of Irish republicanism was matched only by the fervour with which he opposed any co(...)

Dead horses covered up and wrecked cars at the scene of carnage in Rotten Row, Hyde Park, after a bomb exploded as the Household Cavalry was passing on July 20th, 1982. Photograph: PA NEWS/PA Wire

A man will appear at the Old Bailey in London this morning charged with the murder of four British solders in the 1982 Hyde Park IRA bomb blast.John D(...)

Playing politics

There is no doubt that it was galling and painful to Ann Travers to see conferred on a woman who had a part in her sister’s 1984 murder the political (...)

The Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister, said the Bill was designed to “right a great wrong”.

A Bill that prevents people convicted of serious criminal or paramilitary offences from holding special advisory posts for Northern Executive Minister(...)

Jean McConville with three of her children in 1972, shortly before she was abducted and murdered by the IRA. Photograph: Pacemaker

A US court ruling has paved the way for the PSNI to begin formal moves to gain copies of the Boston College tapes relating to the 1972 abduction and m(...)

A file photo dated May 1972 of prominent Republican and former IRA member Dolours Price. In April the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the two men to block the release of interviews with the late Dolours Price, who was jailed for the IRA bombing of the Old Bailey in 1973. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Only interviews dealing directly with the 1972 abduction and killing of Belfast widow Jean McConville must be turned over by Boston College to police (...)

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