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This veteran intellectual giant of the frothing right has been a delight since first being elected in 1983

The Rev Ian Paisley remains in intensive care

The Rev Ian Paisley remained seriously ill in hospital tonight as his family maintained a vigil at his bedside.

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Film-makers 'knew details on Bin Laden raid'

An investigation is under way into claims made by a Republican Senator in America that classified information about the killing of Osama Bin Laden was passed to a film-maker working on a project telling the story of the raid by US armed forces last year.

Mayor of Belfast refuses to present award to Army cadet

Unionists have stepped up their demands for the Mayor of Belfast to apologise or resign for refusing to present an award to an Army cadet.

Ex-Real IRA leader denies tip-off

The one-time leader of the Real IRA yesterday denied all knowledge of the murders of two senior policemen in a border ambush in 1989.

Talking to Terrorists, By Peter Taylor

Drawing on 40 years reporting, the BBC's investigative reporter has produced an engrossing account of ruthless fanaticism. Starting with the IRA ("glaring inequalities... were the dry tinder"), Taylor provides insightful accounts of victims, interrogators and terrorists.

Susan Phoenix: A spirit risen from the ashes

The pilots of the Chinook that crashed in 1994 killing 29 people were exonerated last week. The widow of one victim tells her story. Jonathan Owen meets Susan Phoenix

Real IRA leaders must pay Omagh victims £1.5m

Two leaders of the Real IRA yesterday failed in their legal attempt to overturn a court order to pay more than £1.5 million for their part in the 1998 Omagh bombing which killed 29 people.

David Dunseith: Broadcaster whose 'Talk Back' programme served as a people's forum during the Troubles

David Dunseith was a titan of Belfast broadcasting, presenting current affairs radio and television programmes for the entire length of the Troubles in a career that spanned almost four decades. During that time he coped with scores of atrocities and dozens of political cataclysms, earning himself an unrivalled reputation not just for incisiveness but also for courtesy and, above all, fairness and objectivity. In effect he set the gold standard as an interviewer, particularly within BBC Belfast, which broadcast to a society wracked by strong political and sectarian divisions, and all too often by violence as well.

Short Strand: An enclave stranded in a sea of loyalist hatred

The Catholic district at the heart of this week's unrest has long been a touchpaper for sectarian strife

Report tells dark tale of 1976 Kingsmills massacre

One of the darkest episodes in the long and bloody history of the IRA was highlighted yesterday in a police report into the killing of 10 Protestant workmen in Co Armagh in the 1970s.

Fergal Keane: Give thanks for two nations reconciled

What is being swept away, is the notion that any side, in the story of Ireland and Britain, has a monopoly on suffering

Peter Robinson bounces back in Northern Ireland elections

The Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein yesterday consolidated their positions as the dominant forces in Northern Ireland politics by scoring well in elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Shape of Stormont to be settled

A tense battle for final seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly election will today decide the make-up of the next Stormont government.

Water cannons deployed for Queen's visit

Water cannons from Northern Ireland have been deployed to Dublin ahead of the Queen's visit.

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