Omagh

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One of Samantha Willis’s daughters, Lilyanna, is carried into St Columb’s church, Derry, behind the coffin for the funeral of the mother of four from Strathfoyle who died with Covid-19 on Friday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The funeral of a 35-year-old mother-of-four who died of Covid-19 two weeks after giving birth to a baby girl has taken place in Derry. Samantha Willi(...)

Scorched ground on Meenan Square in the Bogside area of Derry City after the burning of a bonfire with banners making threats towards police officers and a member of the public. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

The chair of the body which represents rank and file police officers in Northern Ireland has condemned the placing of a banner naming a murdered polic(...)

The aftermath of the Omagh bombing, which occurred on August 15th, 1998. Photograph: Frank Miller

The large, open-plan, first-floor meeting room of the Omagh Support and Self Help Group looks a little desolate – appropriate perhaps, given everythin(...)

Omagh was such an unlikely target. A small town that  had until then largely escaped the worst of the Troubles. No one has ever been convicted of the  atrocity in a criminal court. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Early one summer I got my first “proper” job as a cub reporter in a local newspaper. The Tyrone Constitution in Omagh was a small operation. The repo(...)

John Leckey  was appointed as a coroner in 1992, having served as a deputy coroner from 1988 and served during the Omagh bombing inquest. Photograph: Frank Miller

Tributes have been paid to the North’s former senior coroner John Leckey, who presided over the Omagh bombing inquests, after his death was announced (...)

Campbell had argued he could not be surrendered as the Lithuanian authorities had not made a decision to actually try him. However, the Court of Appeal found there was an intention to put him on trial there

Liam Campbell, who was found civilly liable for the Omagh bombing, is to be extradited to Lithuania, where he is suspected of international weapons sm(...)

Arlene Arkinson disappeared after a night out at a disco in Co Donegal. Photograph: PA

Convicted child-killer Robert Howard was responsible, on the balance of probabilities, for the death of Co Tyrone schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson, who went(...)

On Monday an additional 420 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, according to the North’s Department of Health. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

More than 4,500 people have applied to the North’s temporary “vaccine passport” scheme in its first few days, Northern Ireland’s Minister for Health h(...)

Vicki McGrath at Harry’s Hole, Marble Hill, Co Donegal.

One thing this island does not lack is great swimming spots. Mary MCCarthy has picked some of the VERY best LOCATIONS FOR A DIP – in the sea, (...)

A plaque in the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol listing the names of the Invincibles, the five assassins who were hanged for the murders of the chief secretary to Ireland Lord Frederick Cavendish and the permanent under-secretary Thomas Henry Burke on May 6th, 1882.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol and out of bounds to its many visitors is the place where the Invincibles are buried in rough teal coffins. It i(...)

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