Kathleen Gillespie (left), Therese McCann (centre) and Anne Walker, who have all shared stories of their experiences of the Troubles  through performance, pictured alongside the  River Foyle in Derry. Photograph: Trevor McBride

On a rainy day in Derry, 69-year-old Kathleen Gillespie arrives at the city’s Playhouse theatre. As she shakes the raindrops from her coat and collaps(...)

David Crockett, whose farm at Coshquin Road straddles the Derry-Donegal border, on the Northern Irish side of his land. Photograph: Trevor McBride

When you ask Derry farmer David Crockett what Brexit might mean for him, the answer is clear.  “I won’t be able to turn left at the end of my la(...)

Marie Lindsay and her son Denis, from Muff, Co Donegal: “A year ago I was shocked, and now I’m just alarmed.”  Photograph: Freya McClements

Marie Lindsay lives in Muff, Co Donegal. In the early hours of June 24th last year she was alarmed when she awoke to discover that the United Kingdom (...)

 Brian McDermott  on the border between Bridgend and Derry. Photograph:  Freya McClements

Brian McDermott crosses the Border from his Donegal home in Moville every day to get to his job in Derry, but now he worries that the impending depart(...)

Martin McGuinness’s headstone in Derry City Cemetery. Photograph: Liam McBurney/Razorpix

Unionist politicians have claimed that a new headstone unveiled at the grave of Martin McGuinness proves the Sinn Féin politician remained an IRA memb(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks at the funeral of  Martin McGuinness in Derry. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The traditional parties of government in the Republic had better brace themselves, because Sinn Féin is coming after them in earnest, buoyed up by its(...)

The British army checkpoint at Buncrana Road, outside Derry, where a car bomb driven by Patsy Gillespie exploded, killing him and five soldiers. Photograph: George Jackson

The widow of Patsy Gillespie, who died after he was strapped into a car and forced to drive an IRA car bomb into a British Army checkpoint, has said (...)

Martin McGuinness  in Derry in 1985

In responding to the death of Martin McGuinness people had to find a balance between the twin facts of his paramilitary and peacemaking past. Ian Pai(...)

US president Bill Clinton arriving at University of Ulster Magee Campus in Derry to meet the  first minister Peter Robinson and deputy first minister Martin McGuinness in 2010. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

It was the very early days of the Troubles. A group of IRA were gathered in a hall in the Bogside in Derry. Someone came running in to say that there(...)

A woman leaves flowers at the gates of the Sinn Féin office at Connolly House, in Andersonstown, Belfast following the death of Martin McGuinness. Photograph: PA

From most people there was a genuine sense of loss, sadness and sympathy after news broke that Martin McGuinness died early on Thursday morning with h(...)

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