Gerry Adams speaks to the media after being released  in 2014 following questioning in Co Antrim in relation to the murder of Jean McConville. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Declaring to the BBC’s Andrew Marr that his struggle for a united Ireland was not a failure, Gerry Adams made an implausible claim: the target had not(...)

Bill Clinton:  British diplomat Jonathan Powell conceded years later that the president’s  decision to grant Adams a visa-waiver in 1994 was the right thing to do. Photograph: Getty Images

Gerry Adams arrived at Kennedy Airport in New York at 4.30pm on Monday, January 31st, 1994, on Aer Lingus flight 105 from Dublin. Previously denied ac(...)

Garda Tony Golden was shot dead by Adrian Crevan Mackin in Omeath, Co Louth, on October 11th, 2015. Photograph: PA Wire

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) is seeking an order compelling the Special Criminal Court to hand over transcripts to aid in its invest(...)

Alex Maskey: he said the North was a “unionist-dominated apartheid state, founded on religious and civil discrimination, and which denied citizens fundamental rights such as the right to vote”

Sinn Féin Northern Assembly member Alex Maskey has provoked another social media quarrel as talks continue to restore Stormont. This follows his descr(...)

Bob Geldof: I don’t think the Easter Rising is the foundational moment of the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A DVD of Bob Geldof’s documentary on WB Yeats has just been released in which Geldolf pays tribute to the man “who showed Ireland wasn’t just about th(...)

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(...)

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