Ballymurphy

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 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(...)

Family members hold images of some of those who died in disputed circumstance in Ballymurphy in 1971, outside Laganside Courts in Belfast as the inquest into their deaths continues. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Most if not all those killed following gunfire by British soldiers during a pitched battle in west Belfast were not in the IRA, a retired army general(...)

John Kelly, whose brother Michael (17) was killed in Derry on Bloody Sunday. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Jean Hegarty is the living embodiment of the truth in the saying that a lie can be half-way around the world while the truth is still putting on its s(...)

Northern secretary Karen Bradley: John Teggart, whose father Daniel was killed at Ballymurphy, said, “We have one request . . . and that is for her to resign immediately.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Northern secretary Karen Bradley faced further calls to resign on Friday despite continuing attempts to row back from her claim in the House of Common(...)

John Teggart speaking outside Belfast Coroner’s Court, following Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley’s apology for comments suggesting deaths caused by soldiers and police during the Troubles were not crimes. Photograph:  David Young/PA Wire

Families bereaved by security force violence have met Karen Bradley to express concern about her controversial comments on state killings. The Secret(...)

Joseph Millen, who survived the shooting incident in west Belfast on August 9th, 1971, attends a fresh inquest at Belfast Coroner’s Court. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

A man who was shot in the back during a disputed shooting incident in west Belfast in 1971 has described how giving evidence to an inquest made him fe(...)

Clockwise from top left: Joseph Corr, Danny Taggart, Eddie Doherty, Fr Hugh Mullan, Frank Quinn, Paddy McCarthy, Joan Connolly, John McKerr, Noel Philips, John Laverty and Joseph Murphy, who were all gunshot victims of the Ballymurphy incidents in west Belfast in 1971. Photograph: PA

A former soldier has apologised to the family of a man he shot dead in “a mad 30 seconds” in west Belfast. The ex-Royal Engineer, who has been grante(...)

Briege Voyle, the daughter of a mother of eight killed in shootings involving British soldiers, outside the coroner’s court in Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The families of 10 people killed in Ballymurphy in west Belfast in 1971 have welcomed the announcement that the inquests into the killings will formal(...)

Eoin Ro Wilson casts his vote during the Irish Youth Referendum  in west Belfast. Photograph: Matt Bohill Pacemaker

“Tiocfaidh ár lá,” declared a smiling Mike Nesbitt to the 12-17 year-olds from Ballymurphy’s Glor na Mona youth club in very nationalist west Belfast.(...)

Families of those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre outside the Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast ahead of a preliminary Photograph:  Rebecca Black/PA Wire

A new inquest into the Ballymurphy massacre in which 11 people were killed is set to start on November 12th. The fresh inquest into the shootings, wh(...)

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