News Former US diplomat Richard Haass and co-chair Meghan O'Sullivan speak at the Stormont hotel in Belfast. Overnight talks failed to find agreement on any of three topics

“This process is not dead, but it is far from finished,” says American diplomat chairing talks

Adams brother speaks to police over abuse claims

A brother of Gerry Adams wanted on suspicion of sexually abusing his daughter has handed himself in to police.

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Gerry Adams reveals sexual abuse by father of family members

Sinn Fein president goes public as police seek brother over abuse of daughter

Gerry Adams says father was a child abuser

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams revealed his late father subjected family members to emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

Sinn Fein president calls on brother to hand himself in

Gerry Adams has publically called on his brother to hand himself in to police after being accused by his daughter of subjecting her to years of sexual abuse as a child.

Old Bailey bomber held over murder of soldiers

Unrepentant republican convicted for her part in 1973 blast is arrested by police investigating barracks killings in March

Husband of Shankill bomb victim tells of letter to Adams

A man who lost his young wife in the slaughter of the IRA Shankill bombing 16 years ago has spoken about how he “made his peace” with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

Gerry Adams calls for talks to resolve tensions

The Orange Order and republican politicians should hold talks on the small number of parades that are still linked to tension in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams said today.

Gerry Adams springs surprise with a 'Protestant' view of religion

Gerry Adams has sparked surprise after admitting that his religious beliefs are more compatible with Protestantism than Catholicism.

Ulster compensation scheme causes row

Plans to compensate the families of paramilitary fighters killed in Northern Ireland have caused anger on both sides of the sectarian divide.

Stone claims Stormont raid was 'art'

Paramilitary killer gives extraordinary defence at trial for attempted murder

Family being exploited for political gain, warns Adams

The Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has insisted that the family of murdered Belfast man, Robert McCartney, is being exploited for political gain.

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