21 March 2017
Rebels are often condemned in their lifetime and praised in death. Former Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader Martin McGuiness managed to receive the praise while still alive.
07 March 2017
A polarised election squeezed the left, but what matters more is the movement, says Simon Basketter
28 February 2017
The Northern Ireland assembly at Stormont is heading for a period of “administrative devolution” following an election this Thursday, with the assembly operating without an executive.
24 January 2017
New elections in Northern Ireland are an opportunity for ‘real, tangible change’ say candidates for People Before Profit
24 January 2017
Children suffered decades of sexual, physical and emotional abuse in homes run by the state, charities and churches in Northern Ireland, an inquiry found last week.
10 January 2017
The power sharing government in Northern Ireland has collapsed. Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness resigned as deputy first minister on Monday, triggering an election.
02 August 2016
Several attempts have been made to dramatise Bobby Sands’ fatal hunger strike—but 66 Days succeeds where others have failed, says?Sarah Bates
14 June 2016
Police informants were involved in planning and executing a sectarian attack in which six people were shot dead in a bar in Northern Ireland as they watched a World Cup match in 1994.
08 May 2016
The Northern Ireland Assembly elections saw socialists Eamonn McCann and Gerry Carroll elected in Foyle and West Belfast.
07 April 2016
The Non Stop Connolly show is an important 1975 epic play about the life of the Irish revolutionary James Connolly.
05 April 2016
A woman in Northern Ireland was this week given a suspended prison sentence after inducing an abortion.
04 February 2016
A terrorist convicted of killing of two men in Northern Ireland was a former member of the British army’s Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), the government has admitted.
02 February 2016
At the height of the First World War a rebellion was staged in Britain’s oldest colony. Simon Basketter looks at how Irish rebels took over Dublin 100 years ago
26 January 2016
Extraordinary new revelations this week show that a notorious bombing by Irish Republicans was planned and overseen by a British agent.
19 January 2016
Pro-choice activists have taken to the streets against a decision to prosecute a woman for trying to bring about an abortion.
01 December 2015
The Belfast High Court has ruled that abortion law in Northern Ireland breaches human rights law.
01 September 2015
Official politics in Northern Ireland has been thrown into crisis.
16 June 2015
Police and child abuse; Belfast equal marriage march; over 3 million are underemployed
02 June 2015
The British state is guilty of murder and terrorism. A BBC Panorama programme, Britain’s Secret Terror Deals, examined security force collusion with Protestant Loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland.
17 March 2015
Tens of thousands of public sector workers across Northern Ireland took part in the biggest one-day strike there in years on Friday of last week.