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Derry Girls: the portrait of the show’s stars, on the side of Badger’s Bar on Orchard Street, is a new focal point

Pump Street, Derry. Dominating the skyline is the 17th-century St Columb’s Cathedral; to the left are the city’s historic walls. Gleann Doherty, a tou(...)

Jackie Duddy Jackie Duddy (17) was born at Springtown camp, one of a family of 15. He worked at a local factory, but his passion was boxing (...)

Raymond McDaid in Doherty’s Cafe, in the Bogside, Derry

There’s never any shortage of chat in Doherty’s Cafe in the heart of Derry’s Bogside, where staff wearing elf costumes to mark the Christmas season se(...)

 The Derry Civil Rights march moving off from Waterside railway station, heading towards Duke street. Leading the marchers are  Eddie McAteer, the Nationalist leader,  Gerry Fitt, Republican Labour MP, and  Ivan Cooper, chairman of the Derry branch of the Labour Party.

As a child, Caitriona Walsh’s biggest fear was going through the Bogside. Now a 16-year-old student at St Mary’s College in Derry, she remembers how (...)

Derry violence: disorder flared in the city for six night in a row. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

An orange lily is flowering in Creggan estate in Derry. It was found by women clearing a derelict corner, and they made it the centrepiece of a rocker(...)

Mourners gather for Martin McGuinness’s funeral on March 23rd, 2017. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

In Derry, the dead keep watch over the living. Perched high on the Creggan hillside, the headstones in the City Cemetery look down over Derry and its (...)

 The Rev. Jesse Jackson tours the Bogside, Derry, with guide Paul Doherty, whose father Paddy was killed on Bloody Sunday.

Martin McGuinness was a peacebuilder of the same stature as Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela, the civil rights campaigner Rev Jesse Jackson has sa(...)

Brendan Duddy was the first outsider ever to meet the IRA’s Army Council. Photograph: Trevor McBride

As a successful businessman, Brendan Duddy was used to being in the public eye, but his greatest achievement was for decades shrouded in the utmost se(...)

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness at the Sinn Féin ardfheis in 1996. “While he had a passion for politics, Martin was not one-dimensional. He enjoyed storytelling and he was a decent poet.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Yesterday, Ireland lost a hero. Derry lost a son. Sinn Féin lost a leader, and I lost a dear friend and a comrade. Martin’s family have suffered the b(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness is acknowledged as he leaves Bishops Gate hotel after announcing his intention not to see re-election in Derry, Northern Ireland, January 19th, 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was sorry to learn that Martin McGuinness has decided not to contest the forthcoming Northern Ireland Assembly election d(...)

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