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Ulster Unionist Party MLA Doug Beattie (left) during a press conference at Stormont thanking Steve Aiken (right) for his service, after Mr Aiken resigned as leader of the party. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Doug Beattie, a decorated British army veteran and MLA for Upper Bann, has been elected as the new leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. As nominatio(...)

Joseph Murphy’s family cheer after the inquest found that 10 people killed in west Belfast almost 50 years ago in the wake of an Army operation were “entirely innocent”. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

There could scarcely be a more searing indictment of the actions of the British soldiers who killed at least nine unarmed civilians in Ballymurphy, we(...)

Families celebrate outside the International Convention Centre in Belfast after a coroner ruled those shot dead in Ballymurphy in 1971 were ‘entirely innocent’. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Ten people shot dead in Ballymurphy, west Belfast, in 1971 were “all entirely innocent of any wrongdoing on the day in question”, a coroner has found.(...)

Frank Quinn who is one of the people who died in the Ballymurphy massacre in 1971

Ten civilians were shot and fatally wounded by soldiers in the Ballymurphy area of west Belfast between August 9th-11th, 1971 in what became known as (...)

One of the victims, John Laverty, was the uncle of Mary Kate Quinn (right) pictured with her young daughter, Blaithin, her mother, Carmel, sister Mairead and aunt, Rita Bonner at the mural  depicting the Ballymurphy massacre. Photograph:  Stephen Davison

Bláithín Ní Fhiaich is only 1½, but she knows who her great-uncle John is. She can recognise his photograph; the snapshot originally taken for his dr(...)

Ulster Unionist Party MLA Doug Beattie:

A decorated British army veteran being widely tipped as the next Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) leader faces an existential battle to push the party as a(...)

Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney at the Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Reports that the UK government plans to introduce a statute of limitations to prevent the prosecution of soldiers accused of committing crimes during (...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis visited Dublin for a meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney on Wednesday but it was not clear if the amnesty was discussed. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A row between the Irish and British governments is likely to erupt on Thursday over British plans to give an amnesty to British soldiers accused of cr(...)

A Priest and a group of English officers gather around Napoleon’s coffin of after his death on the island of St Helena, in May, 1821. Photograph: General Photographic Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty

On May 5th, 1821, at 5.49pm, Napoleon died on the island of St Helena in the mid-Atlantic, most likely of stomach cancer. He was just 51 but had live(...)

Some of the letters from the H-blocks. Photograph: Julien Behal

Tiny, handwritten letters composed by republican prisoners in the H-Blocks and Armagh women’s prison in the lead-up to the 1981 hunger strikes, have e(...)

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