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Patrick Rooney’s brother Con Rooney and mother Alice. File photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

The North’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has decided not to pursue prosecutions in relation to three historic Troubles killings, including that of(...)

Malachi O’Doherty: ‘It was a time when rock music, dancing and girls was all becoming available.’ Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Malachi O’Doherty - Author, journalist and broadcaster I was 18 in August 1969. It was the summer holidays. My brother was out on the street campaig(...)

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

How the Troubles broke out. February 1967: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) is founded as a non-sectarian organisation to tackle(...)

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(...)