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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(...)

Peter Heathwood  at the Long Gallery in Stormont’s Parliament Buildings.  Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

What happened to Peter Heathwood – one of the campaigners for a pension for those seriously injured in the Troubles – is almost a “tale of Gothic horr(...)

Nasa handout photo of astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Photograph: Nasa/PA Wire

Mary Coughlan (singer) What were you doing in 1969? I was 13 and listening to Radio Luxembourg all the time! Just being a teenager around Galway a(...)

 Judith Thompson, commissioner for victims and survivors in Northern Ireland:  ‘Their suffering increases by the day and their time is running out.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Northern Ireland commissioner for victims and survivors, Judith Thompson, has called on the British government to implement a backdated pension sc(...)

Ms Justice Leonie  Reynolds, in adjourning the case for two weeks, said she wanted to be updated by the Garda, either by sworn statement or by an officer attending, about efforts to locate James  Doherty

A High Court judge has said she wants to be updated by gardaí about their efforts to locate a financial adviser and bring him before the court to answ(...)

Irish man John Pender died after he was stabbed in a  bar in Spain while on holiday with his wife and two children.

The family of an Irish father-of-two who died after being stabbed with a broken bottle in a bar in Spain say they are heartbroken over his death. Joh(...)

Irish man John Pender was fatally stabbed in a bar in Spain while on holiday with his wife and two children.

A chef from Britain has appeared in court in Spain after being arrested on suspicion of murdering Irish father-of-two and charity worker John Pender i(...)

Mary Mitchell O’Connor: ‘Projects such as BusConnects are intended to improve the lives of residents, not to rip the heart out of their village, their community.’

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor is the latest high profile Fine Gael politician to criticise the State’s proposed BusCon(...)

‘The granny flat would be one storey, with loads of ground space around the site.’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

I am planning on building a granny flat in a friend’s back garden (30ft by 27ft in total area). It would be an A1-rated eco-house in the Shankill area(...)

The PSNI have asked anyone with information to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

A number of shots have been fired into a house in Northern Ireland in a “reckless attack”, police said. The PSNI said no-one was injured after the in(...)

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