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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(...)

The scene following the Provisional IRA Enniskillen bomb blast in Co Fermanagh in November 1987 which claimed the lives of 11 people. Photograph: PA

Republican paramilitaries were responsible for almost 60 per cent of all deaths during the Troubles and as such the republican community could well be(...)

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(...)

Boris Johnson leaves the Conservative Party headquarters after being announced as the new Conservative party leader at an event in central London 23 July 2019. Boris Johnson defeated Jeremy Hunt to become the new British Conservative party leader winning 92,153 votes to Jeremy Hunt's 46,656. EPA/NEIL HALL

Boris Johnson is the first British prime minister since Winston Churchill to have made his living by writing, producing half a dozen books and hundred(...)

Funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

First came the sound; the refrain of the pipes, carrying through the hot, still air. Then the guard of honour shimmered into view – men and women, lin(...)

The funeral of IRA man and ex-hunger striker Kevin McKenna at St Mary’s Chapel, Magherarney, Smithborough. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

The IRA was “right” to fight against British rule in Ireland, former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has told mourners at the funeral of a former chie(...)

Security personnel detain  Michael Stone in the lobby of the Stormont parliament buildings on November 24th, 2006.  Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Jailed loyalist killer Michael Stone’s bid to be freed early for a second time under the terms of the Belfast Agreement has been put on hold, Belfast’(...)

Lieutenant Commander Data (Brent Spiner) to Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart): ‘. . . it appears that terrorism is an effective way to promote political change’.

Captain’s log, stardate 43010.7. In an episode of Star Trek broadcast in 1990, the Starship Enterprise visits the planet Rutia IV and the crew gets ca(...)

A taxi sits outside Parliament Buildings in Stormont, Belfast. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

So, the Northern Ireland parties are talking again? Yes, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and Northern Secretary Karen Bradley(...)

There will be overnight verification of unused ballot papers returned from the polling stations, with councils ready to begin counting on Friday at 8am. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Polls have closed following a day of voting in the local government elections. A total of 819 local government election candidates are standing acros(...)

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