The first lecture will be delivered by Bernadette McAliskey, who was a prominent civil rights campaigner and, as Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman elected to Westminster. Photograph:  Frank Barratt/Keystone/Getty Images

A new 10-week course in Belfast will hear nationalist, unionist and other perspectives on the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland. The course a(...)

 Tracy Best and Sharon Oliver from Limavady, Co Derry, at the parade. Photograph: Freya McClements

Fifty years after it was first raised, a civil rights banner has led several thousand marchers through the streets of Derry for the city’s annual Prid(...)

 Bernadette McAliskey  called for Northern Ireland’s suspended parliament to be ‘bulldozed’. Photograph: PA

Stormont should be bulldozed and replaced with an old people’s home, Bernadette McAliskey told a conference in Dungannon on Saturday. The veteran civ(...)

Majella reminds a chummy O’Connor of his cutting remarks about her husband. Photograph: Andres Poveda

In the first episode of Brendan O’Connor’s Time Out (RTÉ One, Friday, 9.35pm), a virtuously unadorned one-on-one chat show, the host interviews one ha(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan journeys to Derry, Alabama and Washington

The march of progress has always followed a circuitous route. It does have some defined meeting points, though. In the case of the pivotal Northern Ir(...)

Grace Dyas: “I think everyone should have a house. It shouldn’t be that someone having a load of property means that someone else doesn’t.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What is your death-row meal? Gary: Mine is a snack box from the Savoy chipper on the North Circular Road. It has to have a breast of chicken, it ha(...)

 Mick Jones (left), Joe Strummer and Paul Simonon of punk  band The Clash performing in about 1980. File photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

‘This was a baptism of fire.” Paul Tipping is remembering his time as the entertainments officer of the students union in Trinity College Dublin in 1(...)

 Delia Close, former Assembly members June Morrice and Monica McWilliams, Baroness May Blood  Pearl Sagar, who was one of the negotiators during the peace talks, who were involved in the  Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition in the 1990s. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

The role of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition (NIWC) in helping to bring peace to the region in the late 1990s is being explored in a new BBC do(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Northern Secretary James Brokenshire are to meet to five main parties in the North next week. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said DUP leader Arlene Foster made a “real effort” with her recent comments on the Irish language. His(...)

Philip Lynch: my decision  to stay away is easier now

Living away from Ireland is easier. There, I’ve said it, and the sky hasn’t come crashing down, and the crowd at home probably don’t mind. So much of (...)

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