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It wasn’t until the 1980s that Gerry Adams (above) and Martin McGuinness began driving forward the policy of the Armalite and the ballot box. Photograph: Pat Langan

The difference between the politics of a quarter of a century and a half a century ago in Northern Ireland is that in 1969, there was a single-party u(...)

The industry is reporting alarming increases in redundancies and projected redundancies since our survey was last conducted in February,” said John Armstrong, managing director of the Construction Employers Federation.

Northern Ireland construction companies expect the sector to fall into recession with more than two-thirds of businesses not operating at their full c(...)

Dessie Trainor at his mother’s grave in   Drumcree.  Photograph: Liam McBurney

Armagh man Dessie Trainor shares a stage with 10 others, but they all share much more than a stage. Over the course of two hours, Trainor and his fel(...)

Protesters gathered at Belfast City Hall  against  Boris Johnson’s decision  to suspend parliament in the run up to Brexit. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Around 100 people protested in Belfast on Saturday against British prime minister Boris Johnson’s move to suspend parliament. Anti-prorogation activi(...)

Sinn Féin’s vice president Michelle O’Neill will face a challenge for her job at the party’s November  ard fheis. Photograph: Getty

Sinn Féin’s vice president Michelle O’Neill is set to face a challenge for her job. Former Stormont education minister John O’Dowd has signalled his (...)

Celebrating the 1994 IRA ceasefire in Belfast. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The Provisional IRA called its ceasefire 25 years ago on this date (August 31st, 1994). There might be a memory that after more than 3,000 deaths, of (...)

Conor Murphy: ‘seven more bums’ on a bench in Westminster would not make an impact. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has condemned Boris Johnson’s perceived plan to prevent Westminster acting to limit his options on Brexit but insisted its seven MPs would n(...)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has for now abandoned hopes of toppling Boris Johnson and succeeding him as a caretaker prime minister. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/AFP/Getty Images

UK opposition parties agreed on Tuesday to move as early as next week to block a no-deal Brexit and prioritise using legislation to try to block prime(...)

PSNI deputy chief constable Stephen Martin said the incident was a deliberate attempt to kill police officers and soldiers from a British army bomb disposal unit. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA Wire

Dissident republicans were behind the “indiscriminate and reckless” bomb attack close to the Border in Co Fermanagh in a deliberate attempt to kill of(...)

Irish-language protesters dressed in crocodile costumes. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Fifty years ago Northern Ireland was facing into an uncertain future with no notion of the horror ahead. Today there is no doubt the North is facing i(...)

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