Irish-language protesters dressed in crocodile costumes. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Fifty years ago Northern Ireland was facing into an uncertain future with no notion of the horror ahead. Today there is no doubt the North is facing i(...)

PSNI superintendent Gordon McCalmont said police had responded to a report of two petrol bombs being thrown over the city walls near the Memorial Hall. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) were attacked with petrol bombs in Derry on Saturday night. It happened near the Apprentice(...)

Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney was  the first child to be killed in the Troubles in Belfast in 1969. Pictured are his  brother Con Rooney and mother Alice  at there home in Belfast. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the opening days of the Troubles. Here Susan McKay starts a week-long series of articles where she looks backs(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Matthew Horwood/Getty

Boris Johnson arrived in Northern Ireland on Tuesday night and held a private meeting with DUP leader Arlene Foster and senior colleagues Nigel Dodds (...)

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald pictured taking part in New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Photograph: Twitter

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has been widely criticised by politicians for marching behind an anti-English banner in New York’s St Patrick’s (...)

John Kelly (C), whose brother Michael died during Bloody Sunday, speaks during a press conference. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

All the families who lost loved ones on Bloody Sunday “deserve effective investigations into killings that took place”, the Government has said. In a(...)

The atmosphere in Westminster fuels the DUP sense of paranoia and its conviction that Northern Ireland is being treated differently from the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland is changing, and quickly. Despite the presence of several seats of learning here I continue to be surprised at the absence of any ser(...)

File photograph of former DUP  minister Jonathan Bell. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A former DUP minister secretly recorded a “personal and private” conversation with senior party colleagues about a botched green energy scheme, writte(...)

Nigel Dodds said the advice of the British attorney general Geoffrey Cox QC “vindicates the DUP opposition to the backstop” and was “devastating for the prime minister”. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

DUP MPs continue to line up against the British prime minister notwithstanding the party’s assertion that the confidence and supply agreement to prop (...)

 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 (...)

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