Some of the crowd who marched from the home of Alan Ryan to Balgriffin Cemetery today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A memorial march to mark the first anniversary of the death of Real IRA leader Alan Ryan has passed off without major incident in north Dublin today. (...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has criticised last month’s IRA commemoration rally in Castlederg. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is urging communities in Northern Ireland to respect their neighbours during commemorations, adding the province is now a bett(...)

The Hyde Park explosion in July 1982 killed four British soldiers,  injured other members of the Royal Household Cavalry and killed seven horses as they travelled from their barracks to Buckingham Palace. Photograph: PA Wire

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of four British soldiers in the 1982 Hyde Park IRA bomb blast.John Downey (61) from Co Donegal was(...)

Big Benn
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  • September 7, 2013, 01:00

Tony Benn has always had something of a special relationship with Scotland; whether in solidarity with the 1971 Upper Clyde Shipyard protests or gener(...)

A Cork man charged with IRA membership and firearms offences has had his bail conditions varied so he can attend the All-Ireland hurling final.Anthony(...)

To fail to respect the Orange Order is not necessarily to disrespect Protestants or Protestantism. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Any time I feel depressed about the North, which is regularly, I think back on the occasion I marched up the Shankill and down the Falls and was greet(...)

Seamus Heaney at a turf bog in Bellaghy, Co Derry, in 1986, wearing his father’s coat, hat and walking stick. Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives/John J Burns Library/Boston College.

    Throughout his career Seamus Heaney had to chart his way through the tempestuous waters of being an Ulster, Irish and inte(...)

Peace activists Niall Farrell and Margaretta D’arcy are detained by police as they attempt to block the runway of Shannon Airport in protest at the use of the airport by the US military. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Two anti-war activists have been arrested for a second time at a protest at Shannon Airport. Margaretta D’Arcy (79) and Niall Farrell (60) - the broth(...)

A watchtower and perimeter wall marks the boundary of the former Maze Prison. “I have heard of schoolchildren arguing with their teachers that there were no loyalist prisoners in the Maze. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg News

History is contentious in Northern Ireland but there is a way for us to hang on it. For many it is an embarrassment. The work of reflecting on (...)

 Construction of the Maze prison on the  outskirts of Lisburn, nine miles southwest of Belfast. Photograph: Ciaran Donnelly /THE IRISH TIMES

The continuing controversy over the DUP’s decision to withdraw support for a peace and reconciliation centre at the Maze prison site has triggered a b(...)

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