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    1. July 17, 2014

      Letters to IRA suspects found to be ‘flawed’ but not unlawful

      Official letters given to IRA suspects telling them they would not be prosecuted for Troubles-related offences after the...

    2. May 22, 2014

      Northern Ireland police seek access to Boston tapes

      Police in Northern Ireland said on Thursday they had started procedures to gain access to an entire archive of paramilitary...

    1. May 5, 2014

      Gerry Adams arrest puts US college in Northern Ireland crosshairs

      A US university has found itself with a central role in the drama that has rocked Northern Ireland for the past few days:...

    2. May 4, 2014

      Northern Ireland parties trade words over Gerry Adams arrest

      Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Féin, remained in police custody in Northern Ireland on Sunday, being questioned about a...

    3. May 1, 2014

      Facing the past in Northern Ireland

      In 1998 the Good Friday agreement brought to an end Northern Ireland’s Troubles, which had taken about 3,500 lives over the...

    4. May 1, 2014

      Gerry Adams arrest throws Sinn Féin’s political ambitions into chaos

      On a December day in 1972, as Northern Ireland seethed in communal violence, 12 masked men and women, said to be a special...

    5. April 30, 2014

      Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams arrested over 1972 murder

      Gerry Adams, leader of Sinn Féin, was arrested on Wednesday night by police in Northern Ireland investigating one of the...

    6. April 8, 2014

      Irish president celebrates ‘warmth’ with English

      The Irish president has celebrated a “closeness and warmth that once seemed unachievable” between London and Dublin during...

    7. March 2, 2014

      Peter Hain calls for Bloody Sunday amnesty

      Peter Hain, the former secretary of state for Northern Ireland, has argued that British soldiers involved in the Bloody...

    8. February 27, 2014

      Secret deals in Northern Ireland

      Sixteen years ago the Good Friday agreement ended the conflict between the Protestant and Catholic communities of Northern...

    9. February 27, 2014

      Cameron announces independent review of IRA pardons

      David Cameron headed off a political crisis in Northern Ireland on Thursday by setting up a judge-led review into...

    10. February 27, 2014

      Murky deals that led Northern Ireland to brink of fresh crisis

      The events that led Northern Ireland to the brink of a constitutional crisis this week began more than 10 years ago, behind...

    11. February 27, 2014

      Ministers in Northern Ireland meet for crisis talks

      Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, pledged on Thursday to consider a judicial inquiry into allegations that the UK...

    12. May 27, 2013

      Belfast developer held in Africa as net to haul in Mafia widens

      A Belfast man wanted in Italy for alleged Mafia ties has been arrested in Senegal in a case of suspected money laundering,...

    13. March 5, 2013

      Police arrest 20 in anti-Mafia operation

      A joint anti-Mafia police operation in Italy, the UK and Spain on Tuesday morning led to 20 arrests and the seizure of...

    14. August 14, 2012

      Northern Ireland: A peace to protect

      Andrew Allen was playing computer games with his nephew in February when gunmen shot him through the living room window,...

    15. July 6, 2012

      Probe into Bloody Sunday to be opened

      BELFAST, July 5 – A murder investigation is to be launched into the killings of 13 Roman Catholic civil rights marchers by...

    16. October 23, 2011

      Libyans awake from a ludicrous nightmare

      Muammer Gaddafi ended up hiding in a sewage drain, a bit like the “rats” he said he would hunt down in Benghazi, alley by...

    17. May 19, 2011

      Former Irish PM Garret FitzGerald dies

      Anglo-Irish agreement assured Garret FitzGerald a place in the history books Garret FitzGerald, who has died aged 85, was...

    18. April 2, 2011

      Sinn Féin condemns officer’s murder

      Sinn Féin’s most senior Northern Ireland politician on Sunday urged young Catholics who want to join the police force not to...

    19. March 15, 2011

      Waste of a chance to confront the real threats to US

      From Mr James T. Linford. Sir, The error of the US’s “radicalisation” hearings, which opened last week, was the choice by...

    20. March 4, 2011

      Queen to visit Ireland

      The Queen has accepted an invitation to make a state visit to Ireland this year, which will be the first visit by a serving...

    21. February 26, 2011

      Fianna Fáil faces crushing defeat in Irish election

      Ireland’s centre right Fine Gael party looks set to lead the next government although an exit poll from Friday’s general...

    22. February 24, 2011

      Irish voters set to take revenge on ruling party

      Ireland goes to the polls on Friday in a general election expected to sweep the ruling coalition from power – the first...

    23. February 6, 2011

      Sinn Féin set to capitalise on Irish discontent

      There has “never been a greater need for republican politics”, said Gerry Adams, president of Sinn Féin, as he set out his...

    24. February 2, 2011

      S&P warns of unsure future for Irish debt

      Senior bondholders at Irish banks face increased uncertainty over whether they will be repaid if Fine Gael and Labour form...

    25. January 28, 2011

      Cowen to call date for Irish election

      Ireland’s prime minister will dissolve parliament on Tuesday and announce a date for the general election, now expected to...

    26. November 28, 2010

      A humbled Ireland looks to its roots

      Enough is Enough: How to Build a New Republic, by Fintan O’Toole, Faber RRP£12.99 Irish Republicanism is overlain with the...

    27. November 25, 2010

      Voting slow in crucial Irish by-election

      Voting has begun in the towns and villages of rural Donegal on Thursday in a by-election which could have a key bearing on...

    28. November 18, 2010

      Sinn Féin poised to benefit from Irish crisis

      The leftwing Sinn Féin party looks set to be one of the main beneficiaries of Ireland’s economic crisis, with an opinion...

    29. June 15, 2010

      Truth at last about Bloody Sunday

      It was worth the wait. After nearly four decades, and a 12-year judicial inquiry costing nearly £200m, Lord Saville’s...

    30. April 27, 2010

      Israel's fear and loathing of Obama

      Israel's alarm at the deterioration in its relations with the US is palpable. In Jerusalem recently, even a liberal...

    31. April 26, 2010

      Israel’s fear and loathing of Obama

      Israel’s alarm at the deterioration in its relations with the US is palpable. In Jerusalem recently, even a liberal...

    32. February 7, 2010

      A breakthrough in Northern Ireland

      Nationalists and Unionists in Northern Ireland have reached a historic deal on a shared way into a future that is not going...

    33. February 6, 2010

      Deal on policing hailed as last piece of N Ireland jigsaw

      Northern Ireland yesterday concluded a landmark agreement that will see local politicians given direct responsibility for...

    34. January 26, 2010

      UK and Irish leaders on mission to save Belfast self-rule

      Gordon Brown, the UK prime minister, and Brian Cowen, his Irish counterpart, flew to Belfast yesterday for emergency talks...

    35. January 12, 2010

      Scandal threatens Northern Ireland's fragile alliance

      A scandal involving sex and money is unsettling Northern Ireland's normally staid Protestant community, threatening a...

    36. January 11, 2010

      Scandal threatens N Ireland alliance

      Peter Robinson, who has stepped down as first minister for six weeks, arrives at parliament in Stormont A scandal involving...

    37. June 8, 2009

      Sinn Féin tops N Ireland poll

      Sinn Fein, once seen as little more than the mouthpiece of the Irish Republican Army, passed another electoral landmark on...

    38. March 14, 2009

      Frontier town

      Beside a windswept road junction just north of Crossmaglen, close to Northern Ireland's border with the Republic of...

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