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(...)

Jim Wilson: 'This isn’t what I signed up for: to be told by the British government to just ‘suck it up, and too bad this is the way it is going to be’.'  Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

In the distance over Jim Wilson’s shoulder stand the famous yellow Harland and Wolff shipyard cranes Samson and Goliath, symbols on the landscape(...)

RIC men on platform at an unidentified station. The idea of an uncontentious commemoration of the RIC was always an impossibility

John William Nixon was a career policeman. A native of Cavan, he joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1899, at the age of 22. Nixon served in Donega(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith. In June 2018, a High Court judge held there was no legal obligation on the Northern Secretary to have a defined criteria in place for holding a border poll. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

The British government has unlawfully failed to put in place a policy for holding a border poll in Northern Ireland, the British Court of Appeal heard(...)

In May 1996 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said the party would sign up to the Mitchell Principles on non-violence. Photograph: Reuters/Marcel Bieri/Swiss-Images

The IRA ceasefire broke down in 1996, plunging the peace process into turmoil. The year opened with the RUC chief constable, Sir Hugh Annesley, sayin(...)

A file image showing the aftermath of the bombing on Nassau St, Dublin in 1974. Photograph: The Irish Times

Former Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher will lead an independent police investigation into alleged state collusion with a notorious loyalist (...)

Billy Hutchinson says political unionism in the North must join the debate about a united Ireland, even if they do not want one.  Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

Unionism cannot “bury its head in the sand like an ostrich” over the prospect of a border poll, the former UVF commander and Progressive Unionist Par(...)

Reservoir at Silent Valley, Mourne Mountains, Co Down. Photograph: MyLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

County: Down Incident: Botched plan to blow up the Silent Valley Reservoir Date: June 1921 An audacious IRA “dam buster” plan to plunge Belfast into (...)

A convoy of Black and Tans and British soldiers arrives at the junction of Middle Abbey Street and O’Connell Street, Dublin, in 1921, during the War of Independence. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

County: Antrim Nature: Northern nationalists’ sense of isolation Date: 1919-22 Michael Collins promised the IRA in the North back-up for a widespread(...)

Billy Hutchinson  told the conference the PUP believed “a deal will be done” on Brexit. Photograph: Twitter/@OfficialPUP

An all-embracing unionist forum is urgently needed in response to calls for a Border poll on Irish unity, delegates at the Progressive Unionist Party’(...)

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