How The Irish Times reported on the day’s events the following morning.
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Belfast remains on the brink of full-scale civil war. There is an official information vacuum and it has been filled by rumours, which swirl through t(...)

Jack Lynch: such was the taoiseach’s condition that he was brought whiskey to steady his nerves

When Fianna Fáil returned to office in June 1969 it would be the last election for three decades in which violence in Northern Ireland would not form (...)

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

Belfast is deserted and extremely tense. Scenes of devastation are everywhere to be seen. Every conceivable object has been used to erect barricades. (...)

How The IrishTimes reported the day’s events the following morning.

British troops, having been deployed in Belfast for the first time yesterday, are attracting criticism for being unable to prevent large-scale destruc(...)

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

Six people are killed as battles rage throughout Northern Ireland. Violence spreads from the epicentre of Derry to other towns and cities including Be(...)

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 (...)

The front page of The Irish Times  of August 13th, 1969, reporting on the previous day’s events

Derry is in flames following several hours of bitter street fighting between local residents and the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC). More than 100 po(...)