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Billy Hutchinson in December 2012:   “With nationalism, it’s a bit like St Augustine: wrap the green flag around me, but not just yet. It won’t happen in my lifetime.” Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Brexit, demographic shifts and the dramatic outcome of the Northern Assembly elections are all fuelling talk of a united Ireland, a Border p(...)

Justin Myers aka The Guyliner: his first novel, The Last Romeo, will be published by Little, Brown in spring 2018

The Guyliner, who made his name with his satirical take on the Guardian’s Blind Date column, has signed a two-book deal with Little, Brown, for novel(...)

The 10 hunger strikers who died in 1981: Our project, which includes this Irish Times series, a conference that took place in London at the University of Notre Dame and a special issue of the academic journal, The Irish Review, has sought to reassess the events of 1981, and their legacy, 35 years on

Irish identities, Ian McBride argues in History and Memory in Modern Ireland, are “constructed upon a grid of talismanic dates”. The commemorative pr(...)

Tommy McKearney: “Sinn Féin . . . is trying  frantically to  regain common ground by talking about a Border poll which in practical and political terms is not on.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.

Three of the McKearney brothers were in the IRA during the Troubles. Three of them were killed, one at Loughgall in 1987. Tommy McKearney spent 53 da(...)

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has played down reports that eight people, including former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison, are to share more than £1.6 million in compensation from the British government. File photograph: Peter Morrison/AP Photo

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has played down the impact of reports that eight people, including leading republican Danny M(...)

Relatives of prisoners who died during the hunger strikes march with their pictures  at the ‘National Hunger strike Commemoration March’ in August this year. Picture Nick Bradshaw

You’d be hard pressed to find someone on these islands who doesn’t have an opinion on the hunger strikes. The 1980 and 1981 republican hunger strikes (...)

Gerry Adams and Brendan Hughes in the Maze prison: In Adams’ eyes, the use of hunger strike as a form of republican struggle had been somewhat discredited; he had read about it failing, experienced it failing, and thus saw such action as a relatively ineffective form of political protest

“The eejit in the next bed is doing his staunch Republican bit – ‘McSwiney [sic] taught us how to die’ he is saying to the locker at the moment”. So w(...)

Jo Berry,  whose father Anthony Berry MP was killed by the Brighton bomb, with Patrick Magee, the man who planted the device at the launch of an exhibition on forgiveness in 2005. Photograph: PA

When I mentioned having studied ‘Troubles fiction’ while in prison, typically, the novels of Jack Higgins and Gerald Seymour, I often meet with pol(...)

Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The cover of the Budget 2016 document unveiled by the Government is illustrated with a silhouetted woman in office garb, carrying a baby in one arm an(...)

Drogheda United managerJohn McDonnell: his side have taken just two points from the last 22 on offer. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Limerick defender Robbie Williams has targeted winning five of their remaining eight games in the hope of completing their great escape. While they re(...)

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