Ex-IRA member and Garda informant Sean O’Callaghan being escorted from the High Court in 1998. Photograph: Charlie Collins

IRA informer turned author Seán O’Callaghan has died aged 63. It is understood the convicted republican killer died while swimming in a pool in Jamaic(...)

Capt Peter Kelleher reading the Proclamation at the GPO, Dublin, last year. Photograph: Maxwells

Hovering around the very successful 1916 centenary commemorations last year was a silent paradox. The celebration of Irish sovereignty was f(...)

Ben Brosnan beside the smashed Civil War Monument at Talbot’s Bridge in Knocknagoshel. Photograph: John Reidy

An attack on a Co Kerry Civil War monument to five soldiers killed in a booby-trap bomb set off by Anti-Treaty forces has been condemned by politicia(...)

 Dr Féilim Ó hAdhmaill said he believed he was going to die when water was poured over his mouth and nose.

A university lecturer who alleges he suffered “waterboarding” after he was arrested in Belfast in 1978 has said he believes torture “was the norm, rat(...)

The funeral cortège of Kevin ‘Flat Cap’ Murray makes its way to Strabane cemetery. Photograph: Gerry Moriarty/The Irish Times

A relatively low-key funeral was held in Strabane, Co Tyrone on Saturday for Kevin ‘Flat Cap’ Murray, one of the suspects over the shooting dead of Ki(...)

Raymond Monteith and his daughter Diane from Strabane. Raymond’s brother-in-law James Fowler was shot by the IRA in Omagh.

As he peered out of the bus window at the spot where the IRA carried out much of its terror campaign in rural Fermanagh, David Temple is reminded of t(...)

 Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A group of Fianna Fáil TDs, including members of Micheál Martin’s front bench, have said the party should be open to coalition with Sinn Féin. Their(...)

A Catholic nun and three police officers were killed in the bomb attack.

A man arrested in connection with an IRA bomb attack that killed a Catholic nun and three police officers in Northern Ireland in 1990 has been release(...)

A Dublin man accused of IRA membership has been refused bail by the Special Criminal Court. Kevin Braney was arrested last week by gardaí­investigati(...)

Royal Ulster Constabulary police officers and firefighters inspecting the damage caused by a bomb explosion in Market Street, Omagh, Co Tyrone, on August 15th 1998. File photograph: Paul McErlane/PA

Relatives of Omagh bomb victims are to sue Northern Ireland’s police chief for investigative failings they believe let the killers escape justice. Ah(...)