Students from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré work on their project on the War of Independence.

School: Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré, Co Tipperary “What’s the best way to kill history?” asks Shane Fitzgerald, a teacher at Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré. (...)

Lord Mountbatten’s former home on Mullaghmore Head, Co Sligo: A couple of years ago, Prince Charles was welcomed. Now on the sign to mark his visit, his face has been gouged out.  Photograph: Frank Miller

So a clever Channel Four report has shown that the Brit on the street can’t draw the Irish Border, some of them imagining it as a loose girdle draped (...)

Department of Justice headquarters on St Stephen’s Green: the department should have made the exhibition about the assassination of the State’s first minister for justice, Kevin O’Higgins, public. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I rang the Department of Justice last week, not as a commentator or outraged citizen, but as a curious historian. After reading the account by Stephen(...)

Aidan O’Driscoll was killed in December 2016.

A Garda file on the murder of former Real IRA chief of staff Aidan O’Driscoll is still being considered by the Director of Public Prosecutions, an inq(...)

Bombmalta

In the two years before the assassination of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia last month, there were five car bombs on the island of Ma(...)

Seeking cold case review: Terry and Noeleen Delaney, with their grand-daughter Megan Delaney (16), whose father Robert Delaney has been in a permanent vegetative state for nearly 10 years. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The family of a man who has been in a permanent vegetative state for nearly 10 years after being shot in the head has called for a Garda cold case rev(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin last weekend. Shortly after the attack in 1983, Adams said Charlie Armstrong was a “perfectly legitimate” target.  Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The first person the IRA murdered after Gerry Adams was elected Sinn Féin president was Charles Armstrong, the Ulster Unionist chair of Armagh City an(...)

Mary Lou McDonald, heir presumptive to Gerry Adams’s crown as Sinn Féin leader. Photograph: Alan Betson

The announcement by Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams that he is to step down from the position in the coming months marks the second major generational ch(...)

Bullet riddled minibus at scene of 1976 Kingsmill massacre. Photograph:  PA Wire

Gardaí are to be given the authority to participate in a Belfast inquest into the deaths of 10 Protestant men in the Kingsmill massacre in south Armag(...)

The departure of Gerry Adams as Sinn Féin president will be a defining moment for the prospects of his party south of the border. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The decision of Gerry Adams to step down as leader of Sinn Féin next year after 35 years in the post has huge implications for the future of politics (...)

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