The Troubles

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 ...

The New Face of Sectarianism in Northern Ireland

Tara McEvoy | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Tara McEvoy

Today, we are beginning to tear down the so-called 'peace walls' erected to physically separate feuding communities. The police force has seen an overhaul, with the Royal Ulster Constabulary having been replaced by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Yet time and again sectarianism continues to rear its ugly head.

Interview with Lucy Caldwell, 2011 Dylan Thomas Prize Winner

Alan Black | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Alan Black

A bold novelist takes the big bite - life and death, the metaphors within, identity and symbolism. Lucy Caldwell grew up in Northern Ireland, a fertile ground for all of that. She was not tribal, yet not entirely free from the intersection of death, once the signpost to the province.

Bloody Sunday Family Call Compensation Offer 'Repulsive'

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Relatives of one of the Bloody Sunday victims have firmly rejected any offer of Government compensation. Sisters Linda and Kate Nash,...