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People confront British soldiers on William Street in Derry minutes before paratroopers opened fire, killing 14 civilians on what became known as Bloody Sunday. Photograph: Getty

There are few things as meaningless as a Stormont consensus. The Northern Ireland assembly was recalled this Tuesday for an SDLP motion rejecting UK (...)

Minister for  Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney: “Some have sold the British government’s position during the week as a fait accompli. There is no fait accompli.” Photograph:  John Thys/AFP

The leaders of the North’s five main parties held “robust” discussions with the UK government’s northern secretary on Friday over plans to end all Tro(...)

Pat Finucane, a 39-year-old lawyer, was shot dead in front of his family at their home in north Belfast in 1989 by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) in collusion with British state agents.

The North’s Assembly has narrowly passed a motion calling on the UK government to hold an independent, public inquiry into the murder of Belfast lawye(...)

A police watchdog has launched an investigation after the victim of a Troubles gun attack was arrested  at an anniversary event.  File photograph: PA Wire

A police watchdog has launched an investigation after the victim of a Troubles gun attack was arrested on Friday at an anniversary event in Belfast. (...)

Rory McIlroy looks for his ball in the bushes  during the first round of the Masters at Augusta. 'As an only child and an only child that played golf, I felt the world revolved around me. And now, it doesn’t.' Photograph: David J Phillip/AP

“When I was three I thought the world revolved around me: I was wrong,” yawped Bono aeons ago, when U2 were still on their punkish upswing. The Vox-(...)

The searches are being conducted by members of the Special Detective Unit assisted by Armed Support Units. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ten people have been arrested in Northern Ireland after a series of searches targeting so-called New IRA suspects on both sides of the Border. The op(...)

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review against the Executive Office at Belfast High Court over its failure to implement the legislation to create a compensation scheme for people injured during the Troubles. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A woman who was seriously injured in a bombing 48 years ago is to begin legal action against the Northern government today over delays to a compensati(...)

Under the guidance published by Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis on Friday it was repeated that those who suffered an injury at their own hand when carrying out a paramilitary attack will not be entitled to payments. File photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

Efforts to create a pension for people who suffered terrible injuries in the Troubles continue to be mired in controversy as details were published on(...)

Sinn Féin’s Martin McGuinness and Bobby Storey address supporters at a protest on the Falls Road over the arrest of Gerry Adams in 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Veteran Republican masterminded Northern Bank Robbery and Maze prison escape before playing key role in Sinn Féin’s road to peace Nearly 1,800 men(...)

A file photograph of  Bobby Storey who died on Sunday. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Belfast republican Bobby Storey, who was one of the leaders of the Maze prison escape of 1983 and later became Sinn Féin’s Northern chairman, has died(...)

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