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Handout photo issued by the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission of Historian Dr Eamon Phoenix with Speaker of the Assembly and Chairperson of the Assembly Commission, Alex Maskey MLA, at the launch of the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission new permanent display of items and images in Parliament Buildings. Photo: Michael Cooper/ PA Media

Last month, political historian Dr Éamon Phoenix watched as portraits of Michael Collins and Éamon de Valera were unveiled at Stormont in an exhibitio(...)

Bloodied and shaken Tom McFarlane is lead away from the scene of the bombing

The random bombing of a popular Belfast restaurant had a devastating impact on both sides of the divide and changed young lives forever. Fifty year(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  has said he will not attend a religious service marking the creation of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte / AFP

Former Fianna Fáil government adviser on Northern Ireland and junior minister Dr Martin Mansergh said he fully respected the decision of President Mic(...)

Parliament Buildings, Stormont, which opened in November 1932. Photograph: iStock

The Sinn Féin speaker of the Assembly Alex Maskey has announced a series of events to mark the centenary of partition and the creation of Northern Ire(...)

Taoiseach John Bruton speaks at a Fine Gael dinner in the Burlington Hotel, Dublin, in April 1997. File photograph: David Sleator

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) voiced its “pleasure” in March 1997 at the tone of recent speeches made by taoiseach John Bruton, this year’s newly (...)

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(...)

Members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)  in Waterford in 1917. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was forced to postpone a  commemoration for the RIC and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.   Photograph: A. H. Poole Collection

Before a decade of commemorations began in 2012 of the years around the creation of the State, then taoiseach Enda Kenny was only too well aware that (...)

The Kincora Boy’s Home in east Belfast was one of the institutions examined as part of the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Closed files relating to the Kincora Boys’ Home in east Belfast must be released so allegations of abuse can be investigated, a former MP for the area(...)

 The Sinn Féin delegation led by  Martin McGuinness arriving for the opening of talks with a British government delegation at Parliament Buildings, Stormont. The group includes, from left:  Gerry Kelly, Cllr Sean McManus,  Lucilita Breatnach, Martin McGuinness and Siobhan O’Hanlon. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Detailed minutes of the exploratory dialogue between the British government and Sinn Féin in the wake of the 1994 IRA ceasefire are disclosed in previ(...)

A man is led away past a police waterwagon after he was injured during the police baton charge during a civil rights march on October 5th, 1968. Many believe this was the start of the Troubles.

It is perhaps unsurprising that in Ireland the most sustained period of intense violence in modern Irish history is universally known by the neutral, (...)

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