Brian Faulkner

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Ulster unionist leader Brian Faulkner with taoiseach Liam Cosgrove during tripartite talks on the future of Ireland at Sunningdale,  December 6th, 1973. Photograph:  Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A secret legal committee set up by the 1973 coalition government produced draft amendments to remove the State’s territorial claims to the island of I(...)

Poet and Nobel laureate  Seamus Heaney’s portrait by Tai Shan Schierenberg that is being used by the Northern Ireland Office to commemorate Northern Ireland’s centenary.

It is tempting to wonder what Seamus Heaney would have made of the controversy over the use of his portrait to promote the centenary of Northern Irela(...)

It would be surprising if Gerry Adams did not seek recompense. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Gerry Adams, after his convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze or Long Kesh prison camp in 1973 and 1974 were quashed by the London Supreme(...)

Francie McGuigan and Liam Shannon, two of the Hooded Men. ‘History has proven me right,’ Mr McGuigan recalls in the documentary, which is to be broadcast on TG4 on Wednesday

The failure of the European Court of Human Rights to uphold a ruling of torture against the British government early in the Troubles “opened the door (...)

An image from March 2018 showing seven of the 14 ‘hooded men’, who were kept in hoods while interned in Northern Ireland in 1971. (From left) Jim Auld, Patrick McNally, Liam Shannon, Fracncie McGuigan, Davy Rodgers, Brian Turley and Joe Clarke. Photograph: PA

Interrogation techniques used against the so-called Hooded Men during internment in Northern Ireland would be torture if deployed today, the Court of (...)

Ian Paisley. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A new BBC TV series on the Troubles claims former DUP leader Ian Paisley supplied money to the Ulster Volunteer Force to carry out a number of bombing(...)

It wasn’t until the 1980s that Gerry Adams (above) and Martin McGuinness began driving forward the policy of the Armalite and the ballot box. Photograph: Pat Langan

The difference between the politics of a quarter of a century and a half a century ago in Northern Ireland is that in 1969, there was a single-party u(...)

How The Irish Times reported the day’s events the following morning.

For the second night in a row Derry is in flames and chaos reigns. The average age of Bogsiders involved in the fighting is reported to have risen as (...)

Huts at Long Kesh internment camp back in 1971

Internment without trial, called Operation Demetrius, was introduced in Northern Ireland by the Stormont unionist government early on the morning of A(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

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