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Children of the Troubles: Desmond Guiney, Charles Love, Lesley Gordon, Julie Livingstone and Siobhan McCabe (top row); John Dougal, Dessie Healey, Brian Stewart, Peter Watterson and Patrick Rooney (middle row); and Michael McIlveen, Paula Strong, Clare Hughes, Angela Gallagher and Philip Rafferty (bottom row)

Patrick Rooney loved horror movies and Halloween, and wanted to be a priest when he grew up. In August 1969, the nine-year-old was killed when the RUC(...)

Alfredo ‘Freddie’ Scappaticci pictured at the 1987 funeral of IRA man Larry Marley.  Scappaticci denies claims he is Stakeknife. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

What is the Stakeknife scandal? The agent code named “Stakeknife” was one of British military intelligence’s most valued assets, operating inside the(...)

Former British soldier Dennis Hutchings rides with ex-serviceman down Whitehall in protest at the prosecution of Soldier F for two killings during the Bloody Sunday massacre. Photograph: Tess De La Mare/PA Wire

Thousands of former servicemen brought parts of central London to a standstill in protest against the prosecution of “Soldier F” for his alleged role (...)

Oughterard campaign leaders say the help of the far-right is not welcome.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Last March, the organisers of a meeting in Lismore, called to help a Syrian refugee family as they arrived in the picturesque Waterford town, had an u(...)

An image from March 2018 showing seven of the 14 ‘hooded men’, who were kept in hoods while interned in Northern Ireland in 1971. (From left) Jim Auld, Patrick McNally, Liam Shannon, Fracncie McGuigan, Davy Rodgers, Brian Turley and Joe Clarke. Photograph: PA

Interrogation techniques used against the so-called Hooded Men during internment in Northern Ireland would be torture if deployed today, the Court of (...)

Des Long on A Secret History, a BBC Northern Ireland Spotlight series on the Troubles. Photograph: BBC

Outside, Des Long’s modest three-bedroom midterrace house in a Limerick suburb gives no clue of his past life as a founding member of the Provisional (...)

‘This is Paisley the insurrectionary rabble-rouser, Paisley the sinister ideologue’

When you’re making a series of programmes about one of the most complicated and violently contested periods of the recent past, it’s important to trea(...)

Ian Paisley. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A new BBC TV series on the Troubles claims former DUP leader Ian Paisley supplied money to the Ulster Volunteer Force to carry out a number of bombing(...)

Dessie Trainor at his mother’s grave in   Drumcree.  Photograph: Liam McBurney

Armagh man Dessie Trainor shares a stage with 10 others, but they all share much more than a stage. Over the course of two hours, Trainor and his fel(...)

Pat Rice in his kitchen which lies on the border – his left leg is in Northern Ireland and his right is in the Republic. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Pat Rice’s house is divided by the Border. It is an invisible one - for now. Straddling the geographical divide between the Republic of Ireland and N(...)

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