Ballymurphy

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 British army troops dismantle a barricade on Lucknow Street in the wake of conflict that arose after the Battle of the Bogside, in Belfast. Photograph:  Independent News and Media/Getty Images

On August 14th, 1969, the army arrived in Northern Ireland. Newsreel footage shows 300 soldiers disembarking in Derry and lining up on the city’s quay(...)

Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was  the first child to be killed in the Troubles in Belfast in 1969. Pictured are his  brother Con Rooney and mother Alice  at there home in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening days of the Troubles. Here Susan McKay starts a week-long series of articles where she looks backs(...)

Huts at Long Kesh internment camp back in 1971

Internment without trial, called Operation Demetrius, was introduced in Northern Ireland by the Stormont unionist government early on the morning of A(...)

Britain’s Northern Ireland secretary Julian Smith (left) and Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson arrive at Stormont House, Belfast for talks on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has told the Northern Ireland parties that he was determined to have Stormont reinstated. He also said, on his f(...)

Tracey Mulholland, whose grandfather was murdered by the Glenanne gang, speaks to media outside the Belfast High Court. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) chief constable has been ordered to conduct an independent inquiry into alleged state collusion with a l(...)

Relatives of those who died on Bloody Sunday in Derry and in Ballymurphy embrace each other as they enter Belfast’s court ahead of General Sir Mike Jackson’s  evidence at Ballymurphy inquest. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The British Army “don’t do conspiracies”, a former chief of staff has told an inquest. General Sir Mike Jackson (75) was giving evidence to a fresh (...)

Families of those who died in the Ballymurphy Massacre hold images of the deceased outside Laganside Court in Belfast. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Anyone on the streets during the 1971 Ballymurphy shootings in west Belfast was considered to be associated with the IRA and liable to be shot, a form(...)

Former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams arrives at Laganside Court in Belfast to give evidence in the Ballymurphy inquest. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has again insisted he was never in the IRA, despite acknowledging that he was in a car crash in west Belfast i(...)

Members and supporters of the Ballymurphy families stage a protest outside Belfast City Hall last  weekend. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Two former police officers have described witnessing a gun battle between soldiers and unseen men in Belfast. Former Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC)(...)

 British soldiers   killed 14 unarmed civilians on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972. Photograph:  William L Rukeyser/Getty Images

The British ministry of defence has promised to pay for the legal defence of any soldiers prosecuted for the killings on Bloody Sunday, in a move that(...)

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