The Troubles

The Troubles Loom Large As Northern Ireland Contemplates A Tory-DUP Deal

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK

“That’s where I was shot,” Jason O’Halloran says as his black cab slows down. The Belfast taxi tour guide has spent more than a decade recover...

Bishop Pictured With Iconic 'White Handkerchief' During Bloody Sunday Has Died

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK

Dr Edward Daly, the former Bishop of Derry who was best known for his role in an iconic image of Bloody Sunday, has died. The 82-year-old passed away ...

Man Tweets Step-By-Step Explanation Of How Brexit Is A Can Of Worms For Northern Ireland

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK

There has been much debate about how the UK's decision to leave the European Union will affect issues ranging from the impact on the economy to Scotla...

Omagh Bombing Murder Case Dropped Against Last Remaining Suspect

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK

Seamus Daly, who had been accused of murdering 29 people in the 1998 Real IRA Omagh bombing, has been released from prison after the case against him ...

The Moment Police Lift Car Off Teenage Girl As Violence Returns To Belfast

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

This is the moment police had to lift a car off a teenage girl after she became trapped when violence broke out in north Belfast on Monday evening. ...

Assault Rifle Used In Seven Unsolved Murders Has Been Discovered On Display In A Museum

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

A weapon used in a number of unsolved murders has been discovered on display in the Imperial War Museum. A VX58 assault rifle on show in a cabinet ...

A Political Experience I Will Never Forget - What's Yours?

Serena Cowdy | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

When I was 20, I did something very ill-advised. Well, obviously I was 20, so most things I did were ill-advised. But this one turned out to be a political experience I'll never forget, so I thought I'd take a little break from election madness to tell you about it.

The Queen's Christmas Speech In Full

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

Here is the full text of the Queen's Christmas broadcast: In the ruins of the old Coventry Cathedral is a sculpture of a man and a woman reaching o...

Queen's Speech Addresses Reconciliation, Faith & Game Of Thrones

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

The Queen has used her Christmas Day broadcast to highlight the importance of reconciliation between opposing sides - from communities in Northern Ire...

Troubles Tactics Re-Emerge, As Letter Bomb Found In Post Office

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

A letter bomb has been found at Northern Ireland's main postal sorting office, marking the re-emergence of a terror tactic formerly used by paramilita...

Returning to Belfast as a Tourist

Siobhan Starrs | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Siobhan Starrs

My links to this city are deep, my mother's family are rooted here. My experience as a resident twenty years ago was one of discomfort, Belfast seemed uncomfortable in its own identity as a place of bombs, bullets and suspicion.

Northern Ireland Politicians Use Past Pain for Political Gain

Brian John Spencer | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Firstly, Northern Ireland is not your normal western liberal democracy. As Mick Fealty said, there exists two worlds in Northern Ireland. One is progressive, cosmopolitan, tolerant, ambitious. The other is a minority that extorts, blackmails and wields arbitrary power over a moderate majority. The politicians are complicit with these economic vandals and thugs.

'We Were There To Act Like A Terror Group'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Members of an elite British Army unit have admitted breaking the law by killing unarmed men during the Troubles. A BBC Panorama documentary reveals...

'Gibraltar', a New Play: a Look at 'Death On The Rock' 25 Years On

Jason Holmes | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Gibraltar is a play concerned with the military operation conducted on 6 March 1988 on Gibraltar

PHOTOS: Owen Opens Up About The Troubles At 'Shadow Dancer' Premiere

PA | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Clive Owen has revealed he has strong memories of Belfast being a like a "war zone" during the Troubles. The 47-year-old British actor attended the...

Police Launch Bloody Sunday Murder Inquiry

PA | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK

Police are to open a murder inquiry into the Bloody Sunday killings 40 years ago in Northern Ireland. The probe has not started because the resourc...

Britain 'Blocking' Reconciliation By Refusing To Face Up To Own Role In Troubles

PA | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

Britain is blocking reconciliation on the island of Ireland by refusing to face up to its role in the violence of the Troubles, Martin McGuinness said...

Queen Shakes Hands With Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK

Anglo-Irish relations took a momentous step forward today when the Queen shook hands with Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness - twice. Symbolically dress...

Meeting Between McGuinness And The Queen 'A Sign Of Respect'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Politics

Martin McGuinness's meeting with the Queen will be a potent sign of mutual respect and part of the healing process from a generation of conflict, the ...

Olympic Torch Crosses Irish Border A 'Symbol Of Peace'

PA | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

The Olympic Torch has crossed the Irish border on an historic visit to the Republic on Wednesday in a symbol of the peace process. Irish Olympic bo...

Irish Border Bomb 'Would Have Caused Major Loss Of Life'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK

A bomb found in a van near the Irish border contained 600lbs of homemade explosive and was "ready to go", police have revealed. The device was lar...

Husband Of Murdered Census Worker Offers £20k Reward For IRA Killer

PA | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

The husband of a census worker who was shot dead while collecting forms has put up a £20,000 reward for help to catch her killer. Mother of one Jo...

Dissident Republicans Blamed For Newry Bomb

PA | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK

A small bomb has been defused by army explosives experts outside Newry, Co Down. Police confirmed that a device discovered close to a roundabout on...

No Shoot-To-Kill Orders In Northern Ireland

Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

Police had advance warning of a planned IRA operation which ended with two gunmen being shot dead by the SAS, an inquest has heard. But the officer...

Republic Of Ireland Should 'Rejoin Commonwealth' Claim Unionists

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK

The Republic of Ireland should consider rejoining the Commonwealth as Britain celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, said Tom Elliott, the leader of ...