Designed ‘To Settle Once and for All This Age-long Difference’: The Home Rule Bill — the Second Reading”, taken from the April 10th, 1920, edition of the Illustrated London News. Image: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive

With the foundation of Northern Ireland in May 1921, the partition of Ireland became a reality. It was in 1920, though, that the type of partition Ire(...)

The most chilling scene in Unquiet Graves (RTÉ One, Wednesday) comes at the end as the screen turns dark and the names of the victims of the 1970s loy(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey were arrested in August 2018. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The apology by the Police Service of Northern Ireland to journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey is a welcome and overdue development in what Bi(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness and Bobby Storey address supporters at a protest on the Falls Road over the arrest of Gerry Adams in 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Veteran Republican masterminded Northern Bank Robbery and Maze prison escape before playing key role in Sinn Féin’s road to peace Nearly 1,800 men(...)

Local historian Ivor Doherty at Bishop’s Gate in Derry. Thirteen of the 20 victims of the fighting in a single week in June 1920 died in this area.

For one week in June 1920, Derry was “like a town on the Western front.” So wrote the eyewitness, Charlie McGuinness, in his memoirs; reports in this (...)

 Harland and Wolff shipyard workers in the TV series Titanic - Blood and Steel.  It is  estimated that in July 1920, 7,000 workers – Catholics and socialists – were expelled from the shipyards

The traditional narrative of the War of Independence identifies the dates of the conflict as encompassing the period from January 21st, 1919, until th(...)

The Nassau Street bombing aftermath in Dublin, 1974. Three bombs exploded in Dublin and one in Monaghan in May 1974. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

A former English chief constable who is also investigating the British army agent known as Stakeknife and the loyalist Glennane Gang has pledged to do(...)

Séan O’Rourke began his career at the Connacht Tribune in the early 1970s before later moving to the Sunday Press. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ radio stalwart Seán O’Rourke began his last day on the air by hinting he “had a bit more in the tank” and that his retirement is only partial. T(...)

Eileen O’Halloran is suing the PSNI and Ministry of Defence over alleged state collusion with the gang who carried out the attack in north Belfast in April 1975.

A hospital patient left traumatised after learning her husband had been seriously injured in a loyalist bombing can pursue a landmark claim for damage(...)

Loyalist gunmen opened fire on a car outside Boyle’s Bar in Cappagh, Co Tyrone in 1991, killling three men in the car and one man inside the pub.

Three serving Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldiers were arrested and questioned about the UVF murders of four men at Boyle’s Bar in Cappagh, Co Tyro(...)

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