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(...)

Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

A man who acted as courier for two guns in Dublin has been jailed for two years. Patrick Kennedy (69), with an address at South Earl Street, Dublin 8(...)

 Dunboyne’s Main Street. The largest development in the area is Dunboyne Castle, located along the Maynooth Road, with a total of 552 homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Just inside the Meath border, Dunboyne is a popular village that has grown consistently over the last 15 years. It is right on the fringes of Dublin, (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: A self-proclaimed champion of women’s rights, McDonald was having to defend the party against a rape victim

From the moment Mary Lou McDonald joined Sinn Féin as a fresh-faced Fianna Fáil defector, she was primed for the position of leader. In 1998, she aba(...)

Snow in Co Antrim. Driving conditions across Northern Ireland are difficult because of heavy snow, police said. Photograph: Lisa Southgate/PA Wire

A trial at the Special Criminal Court was delayed on Wednesday because three of the accused were trapped in Belfast by bad weather. Kevin Hannaway ((...)

Barry McElduff: Mary Lou McDonald spent a few days insisting his suspension was “a proportionate response” for a “stupid” stunt.

If the Barry McElduff controversy was a test for Sinn Féin, the party failed it, then passed at the repeats. McElduff submitted his resignation as an(...)

 Dolores O’Riordan performing live at Dublin’s Castle on April 29th, 2000. File photograph: Ferran Paredes/Reuters

Media outlets around the world were quick to offer reports, obituaries and fond reminiscences on the life of Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan foll(...)

William Temple was among nine people who died in an IRA car bombing in the Co Derry village of Claudy in 1972

People in West Tyrone will question whether they should vote for Sinn Féin in the byelection caused by the resignation of MP Barry McElduff, the broth(...)

The resignation of Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff is a welcome but belated recognition that the disrespect shown to the victims of the IRA’s Kingsmill massacre was unacceptable in a civilised society. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The resignation of Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff is a welcome but belated recognition that the disrespect shown to the victims of the IRA’s Kingsmill ma(...)

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