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Family members of Ballymurphy massacre victims Eileen McKeown (left), daughter of Joseph Corr, and Mary Corr, daughter in law of Joseph Corr, at Springhill Community House in Belfast, watching Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis announcing the UK Government’s plans to introduce legislation to end all prosecutions related to the Northern Ireland Troubles before 1998. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis’s proposals to end all Troubles-related prosecutions have triggered a wave of criticism from victims’ groups and poli(...)

John Kelly, whose 17-year-old brother Michael was killed on Bloody Sunday, speaks to the media outside the City Hotel in Derry.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/ PA Wire

Kay Duddy was 25 when her brother Jackie was killed, the first of 14 victims of Bloody Sunday. At the age of 75, she is still campaigning, standing in(...)

Chris Patten  was a junior minister for Northern Ireland. File photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Chris Patten has called on the UK government to “tell the truth” and implement the “legally binding” Northern Ireland protocol, saying “the problem at(...)

Pilib Mistéil, principal of Bunscoil an tSléibhe Dhuibh in Ballymurphy, Belfast, remembers when being a Gaeilgeoir made him an oddity.  Photograph: Stephen Davison

While Paul Givan and Michelle O’Neill were making their fateful pledges of office at Stormont on Thursday, a class of seven year olds in west Belfast (...)

Siobhan Keegan when she was appointed to the High Court  in Northern Ireland. Photograph: NI Judicial Appointments Commission/PA Wire

Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan has been appointed as Northern Ireland’s chief justice, the first woman to hold the position. She will replace Sir Declan (...)

July 1921: Catholic Dubliners recite the Angelus for peace in Ireland. Photograph: Walshe/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The year 1921 saw at least 1,385 deaths arising from Irish political violence, making it by far the most violent phase of the Irish revolution since 1(...)

British PM Boris Johnson issued a formal apology to families of the Ballymurphy victims after a coroner found that the 10 people killed in the west Belfast suburb in August 1971 were ‘entirely innocent’. File photograph: PA

Families of the Ballymurphy massacre victims have described an apology by British prime minister Boris Johnson as “feeble and insincere”. Families w(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin at EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet, Pool via AP

The scrambling of a Belarusian Mig-29 fighter jet to escort a Ryanair aircraft to Minsk put the regime of “Europe’s last dictator”, Alexander Lukashen(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson during a media briefing in Downing Street on Friday. Photograph: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Irish and British officials will seek to work together on topics including legacy issues in the North, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said last night, after(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin is to travel to Chequers, the British prime minister’s country residence, for a lunchtime meeting, Government Buildings has confirmed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Discussions on Troubles legacy issues and the Northern Ireland protocol are expected to dominate a summit meeting on Friday between Taoiseach Micheál (...)

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