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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(...)

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

How the Troubles broke out. February 1967: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) is founded as a non-sectarian organisation to tackle(...)

Eamon Melaugh: I always said that “when our blood flows, Stormont goes” and that’s exactly what happened. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

It was a remarkable period of time even in the remarkable history of the period. I operated Radio Free Derry during those days. It was a pretty prim(...)

A man is led away past a police waterwagon after he was injured during the police baton charge during a civil rights march on October 5th, 1968. Many believe this was the start of the Troubles.

It is perhaps unsurprising that in Ireland the most sustained period of intense violence in modern Irish history is universally known by the neutral, (...)

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(...)

British cabinet secretary Michael Gove speaks with Clare Guinness, chief executive officer of Warrenpoint Harbour on a visit to the Border. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

An agreement to avoid a no-deal Brexit is “eminently doable”, the British cabinet secretary Michael Gove insisted on a visit to the Border area of Nor(...)

Huts at Long Kesh internment camp back in 1971

Internment without trial, called Operation Demetrius, was introduced in Northern Ireland by the Stormont unionist government early on the morning of A(...)

Metal cables and  the Samson crane at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.  It is  remarkable that the business, which once employed more than 30,000 people but has not built a ship since 2003, survived this long.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Harland & Wolff (H&W) going into administration is being billed as a symbol of the end of the super-employer era in Northern Ireland. It is a(...)

The panel, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, at Féile an Phobail on Monday night. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

People calling for a united Ireland must realise it would involve a “different state” with a “new constitution”, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told (...)

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