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The aftermath of the fatal bomb attack on the Mulberry Bush pub in Birmingham. File photograph: PA

A man has been arrested in connection with the murders of 21 people in the 1974 pub bombings in Birmingham. The arrest comes just days before the 46t(...)

Designed ‘To Settle Once and for All This Age-long Difference’: The Home Rule Bill — the Second Reading”, taken from the April 10th, 1920, edition of the Illustrated London News. Image: The Illustrated London News Historical Archive

With the foundation of Northern Ireland in May 1921, the partition of Ireland became a reality. It was in 1920, though, that the type of partition Ire(...)

A former customs hut in Ravensdale, Co Louth, on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The changes in Anglo-Irish relations from the introduction of the third Home Rule Bill in 1912 to the introduction of the fourth Home Rule Bill or Gov(...)

A convoy of Black and Tans and British soldiers arrives at the junction of Middle Abbey Street and O’Connell Street, Dublin, in 1921, during the War of Independence. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

County: Antrim Nature: Northern nationalists’ sense of isolation Date: 1919-22 Michael Collins promised the IRA in the North back-up for a widespread(...)

 Norah Glynn,   a great-niece of Owen McMahon: ‘I was in my late teens when I heard about it.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

The most infamous incident of the Belfast pogroms was the massacre of the McMahon family on March 24th, 1922. Owen McMahon, a prosperous pub owner fr(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

Two soldiers lower the  Irish flag  outside the General Post Office in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland is a country united by geography and divided by history. In James Joyce’s great novel Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, the main protagonist and an Iri(...)

A post man by the Border. Photograph by Terence Spencer/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images

The increasing threat of a hard Brexit means we could shortly see a return to a hard Border in Ireland. Here, we look back at how Northern Ireland (...)

Perry Funeral Home in Detroit, where 63 foetuses were found at a funeral home in Detroit on Friday

The remains of 63 infants or foetuses were found at a funeral home in Detroit on Friday, the Detroit Police Department said. The discovery came amid a(...)

Historian and broadcaster Peter Barton, who has written several books and made documentaries about the first World War

On the night of December 18th, 1917, four privates of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers left their machine gun post east of the Somme, crossed No Man’s Land (...)

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