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’(...)

A loyalist mural on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, as leaders of the UDA confirmed it had decommissioned all weapons under its control

Twenty-five years on, Gary McMichael, who led the Ulster Democratic Party when loyalist paramilitaries declared a ceasefire, believes that a generatio(...)

Johnny Adair has told BBC’s Spotlight programme that  a  stockpile of new weapons ‘came confidence to the men’. Photograph: PA

Former UDA commander Johnny Adair has described the deadly arsenal of weapons it received from the Ulster Resistance movement in the early 1990s as “a(...)

Jim Coney (C), whose brother was shot dead as he attempted to escape Long Kesh prison camp in 1974, at Belfast Coroner’s Court on Thursday. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The brother of an internee shot dead in 1974 as he attempted to escape from the Long Kesh prison camp in Co Down has welcomed the first step towards a(...)

Six Catholics were shot dead by Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) gunmen in Heights Bar in  Co Down as they watched Ireland play in a 1994 World Cup football match.

RTÉ has become the first public service broadcaster to commit to screening the controversial documentary No Stone Unturned detailing the circumstances(...)

Quinn Industrial Holdings executive Kevin Lunney, who was abducted and seriously assaulted before being dumped at the side of the road in Co Cavan. Photograph: Quinn Industrial Holdings/PA Wire

Security sources have described the attack on businessman Kevin Lunney as a throwback to the era of Provisional IRA punishment beatings. They added th(...)

Seán Quinn (right)  with Kevin Lunney in 1999. Photograph: Eric Luke

The attack on Quinn Group executive Kevin Lunney is the latest in a spate of what the company has described as “increasingly serious criminal attacks”(...)

Raymond McCord outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The High Court in Belfast has rejected an application that it would be unlawful for the British government to leave the European Union without a deal.(...)

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