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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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