A prison Officer and a working dog inside Maghaberry Prison near Lisburn File photograph: Alan Betson

Cork County Council has called on the Government not to allow the extradition of any Irish citizen to Northern Ireland or any part of the UK amid fear(...)

Gerry Adams (left) with the BBC’s Andrew Marr

Brexit is “disastrous” for the people of Ireland and the North needs special stations within the European Union, Gerry Adams said on Sunday. The Sinn(...)

In 2003, Stakeknife was widely named as west Belfast man Freddie Scappaticci but he has always strongly denied the allegation

Detectives have been granted additional time to question a man widely named as the British army’s notorious IRA agent Stakeknife. A team of independ(...)

Fred Scappaticci pictured in west belfast in 2003. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

A man widely named as the UK Army’s notorious IRA agent Stakeknife has been arrested by detectives, sources said. Freddie Scappaticci has always stro(...)

Farmers who had lands on both sides of the Border couldn’t cross over, they had to go the long way round. Photograph: Copyright Tony O’Shea

The first time Tony O’Shea photographed the people of the Irish borderlands was in the 1980s, in the company of the writer Colm Tóibín. But the memori(...)

Mary Lou McDonald: Among the voters of other parties, she  is most attractive to Independent and small-party voters. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne

Over a fifth of all voters say they will be more likely to vote for Sinn Féin when Mary Lou McDonald becomes leader of the party, according to the lat(...)

Firemen search through debris in the heart of Birmingham after bombings in  two pubs in November 1974.  Photograph: PA

Solicitors representing the victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings have welcomed a court order instructing the coroner to reconsider his decision(...)

Zombie will feature on Bad Wolves’s debut album Disobey, which is due out in April.

On the night of Sunday, January 14th Tommy Vext went to bed “like a kid on Christmas Eve” knowing The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan was ab(...)

Óglaigh na hÉireann was formed in 2009 after it splintered from the Real IRA. It was led by the recently imprisoned republican Seamus McGrane. Photograph: Press Eye

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has called on all dissident organisations to cease paramilitary actions after a ceasefire anno(...)

John Hume speaking to the press at the conclusion of the talks in Stormont in, April 1998. Photograph: Alan Betson

Journalist Kate Adie at the Linen Hall Library in central Belfast has launched a new online archive of the Troubles and of the peace process of the 19(...)

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