A photo made available by the Police Service of Northern Ireland showing a mortar device that was discovered outside homes in Church View Close in Strabane. Photograph: PSNI

Detectives investigating the discovery of a mortar bomb pointed at a Northern Ireland police station have arrested a 33-year-old man. The improvised (...)

‘This is Paisley the insurrectionary rabble-rouser, Paisley the sinister ideologue’

When you’re making a series of programmes about one of the most complicated and violently contested periods of the recent past, it’s important to trea(...)

A handout picture released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)shows a Command Wire Initiated Improvised Explosive Device, discovered in a vehicle in a residential area, during a search operation in the Creggan area of Derry. Photo: PSNI

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has said dissident republicans are making a “concerted effort” to kill its officers. A bomb discovered (...)

The house formerly owned by Victor Fagg in Athlone where the Provisional IRA was founded December 23rd 1969, according the BBC documentary Spotlight On The Troubles. Photograph: BBC NI

Step inside my parent’s home on the outskirts of Athlone, Co Westmeath and you’ll probably be presented with a cup of tea and some kitchen-baked scone(...)

The mortar device found in Strabane last weekend. Photograph: PSNI

Dissident republicans planned to fire the mortar bomb found in Strabane, Co Tyrone on Saturday into the town’s police station, the area’s police chief(...)

The aftermath of the IRA bombing of Canary Wharf.  Photograph: Matthew Polak/Sygma via Getty

“It’s bad news, really bad news,” John Major told Bill Clinton. They spoke by phone at 11.13pm Irish time on February 9th, 1996, just four hours afte(...)

US president Bill Clinton (L) listens to remarks by British prime minister John Major at an US Air Force base in Pittsburgh in 1994. Photograph: Win McNamee/Reuters

Most Britons regard Ireland as “just another island” and “don’t really care what happens elsewhere in the world”, the then UK prime minister John Majo(...)

Ian Paisley. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A new BBC TV series on the Troubles claims former DUP leader Ian Paisley supplied money to the Ulster Volunteer Force to carry out a number of bombing(...)

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(...)

Ciaran McKeown attends  the Ulster Peace Rally in London’s Trafalgar Square in November 1976. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Ciaran McKeown, one of the founder members of the Peace People, has died aged 76. Mr McKeown died peacefully at his home in Belfast on Sunday follow(...)

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