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(...)

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(...)

Dr James Deeny, who became chief medical officer of the Department of Health in the late 1940s

Writing about the astronaut Michael Collins yesterday, I mentioned that he was two generations removed from West Cork, where his grandfather had been (...)

Mary Casey with a photograph of her father, Jack McCann,  who was killed in an IRA attack on a customs post in 1972. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Mary Casey remembers how her father Jack gave pocket money to the children to buy sweets when he came home in his lorry to Inniskeen, Co Monaghan. “Da(...)

Rajan Basra,  a researcher in terror financing

Smuggling between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will again become a serious problem if Border controls are imposed after the United Kin(...)

Martin McGuinness (right) and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the funeral of Patrick Kelly, a reputed IRA commander in East Tyrone shot dead by the SAS in 1987. File photograph: PA Wire

May 23rd, 1950: James Martin Pacelli McGuinness is born in Derry. The city was riven by poverty, unemployment and discrimination. Gerrymandering meant(...)

The children’s commissioner said the total of young people who have taken their own lives remained too high and the tally of youngsters self-harming has risen sharply.

The number of suicides has increased by almost a fifth in Northern Ireland, statistics have revealed. The North’s children’s commissioner said the to(...)

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson said the UK voted to leave the European Union and that decision must be respected. File photograph: Frank Miller

DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson has said the Brexit result provides many opportunities for Northern Ireland. He said he wants the North to maintain a tradi(...)

 The HMS ‘Caroline’ is the last remaining vessel from the 1916 Battle of Jutland. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

HMS Caroline was very fortunate to survive the Battle of Jutland. Five hours into the largest naval battle in history to that date – which took place(...)

Northern Ireland Green Party leader Steven Agnew pledged at the party’s election manifesto launch to ‘bring about an end to the waste of money, time and opportunity at Stormont’. Photograph: Green Party NI website.

The Green Party, launching its manifesto for the Northern Assembly elections, has called for a “zero waste strategy” for Northern Ireland. The Green(...)