McGuinness: IRA leader turned peacemaker
It was an extraordinary personal journey. Martin McGuinness went from being a militant IRA commander to a “courageous” peacemaker. Now he has died aged 66. How should he be remembered?
Prince and Irish rebel set old enmity aside
A brief meeting between Prince Charles and Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been seen as historic. Does it add to the chances of a lasting reconciliation in Northern Ireland?
Irish politician arrested over 1970s murder
Gerry Adams, a controversial figure in Northern Ireland’s troubled history, has been arrested in connection with a dreadful crime. Will it help the healing process or reignite old tensions?
Britain and Ireland bury the hatchet
The first ever state visit to the UK by an Irish president has been hailed as a triumph. Does this mark an end to the long history of violence and suspicion between these neighbours?
Relief and outrage at Queen’s handshake with rebel
Martin McGuinness was once a commander in the militant organisation that killed thousand of British citizens. Today, in a historic gesture, Queen Elizabeth II will publicly shake his hand.
New drive to end ‘last armed conflict in Europe’
Demanding a permanent end to Basque separatist terror in Spain, international figures have urged lessons from successful peace processes elsewhere. But locals doubt there's a formula.
Belfast erupts in worst violence for a decade
Mobs in Northern Ireland this week have been attacking police and each other with guns, rocks and petrol bombs. It's a return to a sort of violence which many hoped had been laid to rest.
The Queen makes historic visit to Ireland
The two countries are close neighbours and trading partners. Yet no British monarch has visited Ireland for 100 years. Behind the cheerful welcome is a history of violence and hate.