Opinion

Martin McGuinness: Terrorist or Peacemaker?

The ex-IRA commander, who eventually played a key role in the Northern Irish peace process, is still dividing opinion.

Peter Geoghegan

by Peter Geoghegan

Peter Geoghegan

Ireland

Martin McGuinness, IRA peacemaker, dead at 66

McGuinness, a former armed group commander, laid down his weapons and became Northern Ireland's deputy first minister.

Head to Head

Martin McGuinness: Can political violence be justified?

Mehdi Hasan challenges Martin McGuinness, exploring the definition of terrorism and when to negotiate with the enemy.

Ireland

Brexit to affect Northern Ireland’s economy

Prime Minister Theresa May's expected to trigger article 50 in the coming days, beginning Britain's divorce from the European Union. Analysts say the move will have major ramifications on both sides of the Irish border.

Human Rights

Abortion in Ireland: 'It's your uterus, your decision'

On March 8, thousands in Ireland protested for the right to choose. We spoke to people on different sides of the issue.

Abortion in Ireland: 'It's your uterus, your decision'

Europe

Relatives want answers on Irish mass grave for babies

Relatives are demanding a full excavation of a mass grave of babies in the west of Ireland. The remains of almost 800 infants are thought to have been secretly buried at a former mother and baby home between the 1920s and 1960s.

Europe

Ireland: Discovery of baby remains raises questions

Campaigners in Ireland are warning that the task of identifying the remains of hundreds of babies, believed to be buried in unmarked graves, may take years.

Europe

Sinn Fein surges in tight Northern Ireland elections

Unionist DUP now has just a one-seat advantage as nationalist parties achieve best result in history of province.

Europe

Sinn Fein makes major gains in Irish elections

The Irish republican party, Sinn Fein, has made major election gains in Northern Ireland's assembly at the expense of pro-British unionists. The Democratic Unionist Party, which supports Brexit, has seen its 10-seat majority cut to just one.

Europe

Baby remains found in sewers of ex-Irish orphanage

Remains of children ranging from new-born to three years old discovered in sewers of a former Catholic Church-run home.

Baby remains found in mass grave at ex-Irish orphanage

Europe

Northern Ireland snap vote to test Brexit

The people of Northern Ireland vote on Thursday in an election to decide who commands power in the province. The vote was prompted by the collapse of a power-sharing agreement instituted almost 20 years ago.

Middle East

'An Irishman is slowly dying in an Egyptian prison'

Family of Ibrahim Halawa, arrested in August 2013, says 'time is of the essence', as Egypt denies claims over health.

Hunger strike 'deteriorating' Ibrahim Halawa's health

Europe

The long road towards acceptance for Irish Travellers

The Irish Traveller community is fighting for official recognition of its ethnic identity and for a way of life.

The long road towards acceptance for Irish Travellers

Donald Trump

Donald Trump: Making Doonbeg great again

A village on the west coast of Ireland will be celebrating Trump's inauguration - and its own economic revival.

Donald Trump: Making Doonbeg great again

Poverty & Development

Housing Ireland's homeless

Campaign amplifies movement to address homelessness.

Housing Ireland's homeless