The killing of six children in a sectarian attack  in Belfast’s   Weaver Street in February 1922 was one of the most horrific incidents of what has become known as the Belfast pogroms

This article is part of the Irish Times Century project. For more on Ireland in 1922, click here. The traditional chronology of the Irish revolution (...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill: ‘The minority trying to draw us back will not win.’ File photograph: PA

Sinn Féin will defend but not renegotiate the Belfast Agreement, party deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has said. Speaking at an election launch event (...)

Bloodied and shaken Tom McFarlane is lead away from the scene of the bombing

The random bombing of a popular Belfast restaurant had a devastating impact on both sides of the divide and changed young lives forever. Fifty year(...)

Elaine Crory, who rents a home in Belfast, in Co Antrim. Photograph: Liam McBurney

Elaine Crory has been renting for more than 20 years, and has lost count of how many houses she has lived in. “I came to Belfast in 2009 and, countin(...)

Demonstrators take part in a protest against Covid certification in Belfast city centre on Saturday. Photograph: Dominic McGrath/PA Wire

Hundreds of people gathered in Belfast city centre on Saturday to reject the planned introduction of Covid-19 certification. A large crowd gathered o(...)

 Students and young people take part in a protest calling for immediate action against climate change near Government Buildings in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Hundreds of young people have taken part in protests across the island of Ireland to demand urgent action to tackle climate change. Events organised (...)

The newest Octavia RS arrives looking none-more-cop-spec

I am obsessed with Line of Duty, the BBC police drama in which bent coppers are investigated, OCG vehicles trigger ambushes, and the magisterial Adria(...)

A  plainclothes PSNI officer watches two uniformed  officers at Belfast Europa Buscentre  during a  police patrol to spot suspicious activity. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A new police tactic in which plain-clothes officers watch how people react to uniformed colleagues has led to a number of arrests in Belfast. Projec(...)

 North Belfast Sinn Fein candidate for the General Election John Finucane who has been referred to Northern Ireland’s local government watchdog after accepting a community resolution notice for indecent behaviour for urinating in the street. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill has queried how a story about its party candidate in North Belfast John Finucane being “caught short” in (...)

Photograph by Trevor Dickson: The police station on Lisburn Road was bombed on December 16th 1986. I noticed the houses across the road had been badly damaged and spotted a mirror on the lawn of one of them. It amazed me that it hadn’t been damaged and an idea came into my head right away. I propped the mirror against what was left of their garden pillar. I always tried to make something a little bit different, rather than the usual point and shoot

There was no boasting at the launch of a new book about photographing the Troubles, Shooting the Darkness, just an ineffable sadness about the horror (...)

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