Herbert Roy

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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(...)

Con Rooney pictured at the Divis Tower, part of the Belfast estate where  the Divis Flats stood. His brother  Patrick was shot dead in their home in the flats on August 14th 1969 aged 9. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Eight-year-old Con Rooney was terrified. “You could see the flames and hear the crackling and the sky was lit up orange, and you think it’s the end of(...)