Veterans attend a parade in Lisburn at a memorial event organised by the Northern Ireland Veterans Association on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of Operation Banner, the arrival of British troops onto the streets of Northern Ireland, in 1969. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Thousands of people have gathered at a commemorative event in Lisburn to mark the 50th anniversary of British troops being deployed in Northern Irelan(...)

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(...)

The main bonfire burns in the Bogside area of Londonderry in Northern Ireland, to mark the Catholic Feast of the Assumption. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The burning of Parachute Regiment flags and Soldier F placards on a bonfire in Derry’s Bogside being treated as a hate incident, the Police Service of(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster and the party’s leader in the House of Commons, Nigel Dodds, on Downing Street. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty

The UK is going to have a general election within months. Prime minister Boris Johnson’s working majority, including the DUP’s 10 MPs, has fallen to o(...)

The wearing of a Parachute Regiment emblem by a flute band parading in Derry on Saturday is being investigated by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

The wearing of a Parachute Regiment emblem by a flute band parading in Derry on Saturday is being investigated by the Police Service of Northern Irela(...)

Sammy Wilson, the DUP MP for East Antrim, said he was ‘not particularly’ concerned about the trend of declining British passports and increasing Irish passports. Photograph: Liam McBurney

The number of British passports issued in Northern Ireland has been steadily declining over the past four years, with the most significant drop in the(...)

PSNI superintendent Gordon McCalmont said police had responded to a report of two petrol bombs being thrown over the city walls near the Memorial Hall. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) were attacked with petrol bombs in Derry on Saturday night. It happened near the Apprentice(...)

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(...)

Employees of Harland and  Wolff with Labour shadow chancellor, John McDonnell at the gates of the Belfast shipyard. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

A major part of the industrial fabric of Belfast appeared on the verge of coming to an end after the Harland and Wolff shipyard went into administrati(...)

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