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Séamus Mallon speaking in the House of Commons in 1999. Photograph: PA

My first face-to-face meeting with the former Northern Ireland deputy first minister Seamus Mallon was on December 19th, 1975, when members of the so-(...)

Sir Alexander Fleming,  discoverer of penicillin, studying  mould cultures at  his laboratory  in London. Photograph:   Peter Purdy/BIPs/Getty Images

Serendipity is unplanned fortunate discovery and occurs commonly in scientific discovery and product invention. It has played a prominent part in the (...)

The latest legal initiative comes from the Belfast solicitor Kevin Winters, who specialises in Troubles-related litigation.

A fresh attempt to sue Libya for supplying the IRA with the plastic explosive Semtex during the Troubles is being launched by victims and the bereaved(...)

Aidan McAnespie had been on his way to Aghaloo GAA grounds to watch a football match when he was killed.

A former British soldier is to stand trial for the manslaughter of a 23-year-old man in Co Tyrone more than 30 years ago. Aidan McAnespie was shot de(...)

Auxiliaries question a postman in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government has found out late in the day that disentangling the memory of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) (...)

Members of the Black and Tans and British army privates watch fighting during the siege of the Four Courts in Dublin in June 1922. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The decision of the Government to hold a formal State event as part of the Decade of Centenaries to remember the policemen who served in the Royal Iri(...)

A pair of shoes reputedly given to the IRA’s Joe Cahill by Col Muammar Gadafy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A collection of Troubles-era artefacts that includes shoes reputedly owned by Colonel Muammar Gadafy is attempting to secure official museum status ah(...)

Keem Strand on Achill Island, Co Mayo: 73 members of the Junior Soldiers Company of the North-Irish Brigade in Ballymena had planned a week-long stay in August 1964. The adventure camp was to include swimming, climbing, canoeing and water skiing. Photograph : Design Pics / Gareth McCormack

Word gets out that a group of people are planning to come to Achill. They get the message they are not welcome, and the plan is aborted. Sounds famili(...)

The Belfast-Dublin express train arrives at Connolly Station, Dublin, in 1987. Photograph: Jack McManus

The regular targeting of the Dublin-Belfast railway line during the Troubles led one Government official to wonder if armed military should be placed (...)

 Lyra McKee:  was shot dead  during riots in the Creggan area of Derry in April. PSNI/AFP/Getty Images

Less than 24 hours after the murder of the woman she planned to marry, Sara Canning found herself on a platform in the middle of Derry’s Creggan esta(...)

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