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The Army Bomb Disposal Unit team at Ballsbridge where a controlled explosion was carried on a grenade under the bridge. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Defence Forces bomb squad was called to dispose of a grenade, believed to be from the War of Independence, in Ballsbridge on Monday morning. The(...)

Eoin Sweeney: as captured in the  front page photograph of The Irish Times on January 5th, 1969

Eoin Sweeney, who had died aged 69, was an economist by training and polymath by nature who was known for his boundless energy and his single-minded d(...)

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell plans to run as a candidate for the presidency next year to ensure there is an election. A presidential electio(...)

 Dr Féilim Ó hAdhmaill said he believed he was going to die when water was poured over his mouth and nose.

A university lecturer who alleges he suffered “waterboarding” after he was arrested in Belfast in 1978 has said he believes torture “was the norm, rat(...)

Raymond Monteith and his daughter Diane from Strabane. Raymond’s brother-in-law James Fowler was shot by the IRA in Omagh.

As he peered out of the bus window at the spot where the IRA carried out much of its terror campaign in rural Fermanagh, David Temple is reminded of t(...)

Mark McAuley on Miebello picked up 12 faults during his final round. The Aga Khan Trophy was won  by the all-female American team. Photograph: Alan Betson

It takes something special to draw a crowd away from the biggest event of the RDS Horse Show – the FEI Nations Cup for the Aga Khan Trophy. Lorenzo (...)

 David Bolton has written a book examining the  mental health impact of the Troubles. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Traumatic experiences have afflicted the lives of more than 210,000 people in Northern Ireland, says David Bolton, a 61-year-old retired social worker(...)

Irish Guards arrive at the Tyne Cot Cemetery as part of the Centenary of Passchendaele. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The dead of the Battle of Passchendaele were remembered on Monday in the place that exemplifies its horrors more than anywhere else. Tyne Cot Cemeter(...)

Francis Ledwidge: faced the dilemma of taking up arms against England for his country’s freedom or with England against a common enemy. Photograph: Bain Collection/ Library of Congress

In you, our dead enigma, all the strains Criss-cross in useless equilibrium – (In memoriam Francis Ledwidge) In these lines Seamus Heaney catches the(...)

Michael Hayes on BBC Northern Ireland where he declared himself an active participant in the Birmingham massacre of November 21st, 1974.

On Tuesday, Seán Crowe rose to make a fine speech in the Dáil to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. Speaking on behalf of Sinn Féin(...)

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