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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(...)

 British army troops dismantle a barricade on Lucknow Street in the wake of conflict that arose after the Battle of the Bogside, in Belfast. Photograph:  Independent News and Media/Getty Images

On August 14th, 1969, the army arrived in Northern Ireland. Newsreel footage shows 300 soldiers disembarking in Derry and lining up on the city’s quay(...)

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(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: playing with fire on sterling. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty Images

“People who bet against Britain,” Boris Johnson said after becoming prime minister, “will lose their shirts.” Markets think otherwise, as evidenced (...)

Gareth Southgate: this looks a decent England team with decent individuals led by a patently decent manager. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

The England senior men’s football team is two matches away from winning a first international tournament since the 1966 World Cup. Beat the Netherland(...)

Employment is a lagging indicator of economic wellbeing but there are some good reasons the labour market is proving so resilient to Britain’s wider Brexit woes. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

More people are in work than ever before and wages are at last rising in real terms. Somehow, the message that the British economy is mired in a swamp(...)

Gillian Anderson: said to be taking on the role of Margaret Thtacher. Photograph:  Stephane Cardinale/Corbis/Getty Images)

Gillian Anderson is to follow in the footsteps of Meryl Streep, Patricia Hodge and Jennifer Saunders by taking on the role of Margaret Thatcher, accor(...)

The first lecture will be delivered by Bernadette McAliskey, who was a prominent civil rights campaigner and, as Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman elected to Westminster. Photograph:  Frank Barratt/Keystone/Getty Images

A new 10-week course in Belfast will hear nationalist, unionist and other perspectives on the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland. The course a(...)

Peter Carrington: he served as secretary general of Nato from 1984 to 1988.  Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty

Lord Peter Carrington Born: June 6th, 1919 Died: July 9th, 2018 Peter Carrington, who has died aged 99, was the last surviving member of Sir Winsto(...)

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