Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (right) with the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. On Sunday, Mr Coveney said  a political solution was being talked about “that prevents the need for Border infrastructure”. File photograph: PA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Irish Government is “not flexible” over the possible deployment of any physical infrastructure along the Irish Border (...)

The assassination of Henry Wilson attracted international attention, with the  cover of the French magazine Le Petit Journal running an artist’s impression on a 1922 edition. Image: Getty

A handwritten note in the pension file of an IRA woman based in London has shed new light on one of the great mysteries of Irish history. Field Mar(...)

John Haughey: newly released pension file  sheds light on the devastating illness which left him an invalid

Most biographers of the former taoiseach Charles Haughey point to his impoverished childhood as one of the primary motivations in his life in looking (...)

John Haughey was eventually diagnosed with MS in 1933.

The father of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey suffered from what would now be called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and blamed his multiple sc(...)

Amnesty has gained traction among a number of Westminster backbenchers, who claim recent prosecutions of former British soldiers are tantamount to a “witch-hunt”. Photograph: Frank Miller

British prime minister Theresa May has said the system for investigating soldiers and police in Northern Ireland is “patently unfair”. She claimed so(...)

Sinn Féin handout of candidate Órfhlaith Begley arriving at a polling station in the Co Tyrone village of Carrickmore to cast her vote in the West Tyrone byelection. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm following an incident at a byelection polling station in Greencastle, Co Tyrone. The 59-(...)

Three Eta militants: now disbanded group complains the nearly 250 of its members in Spanish prisons are deliberately kept in jails far from their families.  Photograph: AFP/Gara.net

Basque terrorist group Eta has issued a letter announcing its disbandment, six decades after it formed and eight years after claiming its last victim.(...)

Adrian Crevan Mackin who shot dead Garda Tony Golden and his former partner, Siobhán Phillips in 2015.

Dissident republican Crevan Mackin was taking a cocktail of medicines – including drugs for weight loss, severe depression and obsessive compulsive di(...)

Garda Tony Golden who was shot dead in Omeath, Co Louth, 2015.

Conor Lally The jury at the inquest into the death of Garda Tony Golden has returned a verdict of unlawful killing, adding Garda Golden died of multi(...)

Joe Lynskey was a former Cistercian monk from the Beechmount area of west Belfast. Photograph: WAVE Trauma Centre/PA Wire

A search for a former monk abducted and killed by the IRA more than 40 years ago has ended without success. Specialists from the Independent Commiss(...)

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