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29 March 2017
The funeral of Martin McGuinness, Irish republican and former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive, took place on 23 March
9 December 2015
It's the quiz of 2015, compiled by the Socialist. The questions are drawn from articles covering events in the UK and internationally during the last year. Good luck and season's greetings.
16 September 2015
The devolved government administration in Northern Ireland is in danger of total collapse. A crisis erupted in the aftermath of the killing of ex-IRA member Kevin McGuigan in Belfast on 13 August
29 October 2014
This film, on general release, shows what it was like for a newly sent over British soldier during a few days in Belfast in 1971
25 June 2014
The death of Gerry Conlon in Belfast has been met with mass sympathy across the world as people are reminded of the British capitalist state's vile injustice against the Guildford Four and the Maguire Seven
18 January 2012
Forty years ago, on Sunday 30 January 1972, members of the Parachute Regiment (the Paras) shot 27 unarmed civilians, (14 of whom died) on a protest through the barricaded Bogside area of Derry in Northern Ireland...
12 August 2009
THE EVENTS of August 1969 were an historical turning point for Northern Ireland that echo down to this day. The first deaths of 'the troubles' occurred in 1969.
Ciaran Mulholland of the Socialist Party in Northern Ireland explains how the situation rapidly escalated to the brink of civil war and what lessons can be learnt from these events.
6 October 2005
Lessons of Northern Ireland: AFTER THE recent report confirming that the IRA has 'decommissioned' its arms, NIALL MULHOLLAND looks at the approach taken by socialists to the IRA's campaign after the 'Troubles' re-emerged in the late 1960s...
22 September 2005
WITH OVER 200 'anti-terrorism' legal measures already in existence, Tony Blair was coming under widespread criticism from civil rights campaigners and others for planning more...
11 August 2005
THE REACTION within Northern Ireland to the IRA statement ordering its units to "dump arms" says a lot more about the current state of the 'peace process' than the statement itself...
12 March 2005
THE NORTHERN Bank robbery in Belfast, Robert McCartney's killing and the attempt to cover it up, and then the allegations about the multi-million pound criminal empire run by the IRA have put the leadership of the repub...
5 March 2005
THOUSANDS OF people have attended protest vigils in Catholic working-class areas of Belfast over the last two weeks...
12 February 2005
THE IRA announced on 2 February that it had withdrawn its offer to complete the process of arms decommissioning in Northern Ireland...
5 July 2003
THE PEACE process remains in deep crisis. Despite desperate efforts by the British and Irish governments, it has not proved possible to re-establish the Executive, and Assembly elections have been postponed...
10 May 2003
WITH ONLY days to go before the close of nominations and even though campaigning was already under way, Tony Blair has called off the Northern Ireland Assembly elections, writes Peter Hadden, Belfast.
11 October 2002
AS WE go to press, it seems almost certain that Northern Ireland's Executive and Assembly will collapse this week, writes Ciaran Mulholland, Belfast Socialist Party.
25 January 2002
FILMED IN documentary style, Bloody Sunday, ITV's excellent drama of the events of 30 January 1972 in Derry was a powerful and moving portrayal of that tragic day
9 November 2001
THE DRAMATIC events of the last few weeks have kept the faltering 'peace process' on the road. The first act of IRA decommissioning and the decisions of the Women's Coalition and the Alliance Party...
2 November 2001
THE IRA decommissioned or "put beyond use" a quantity of its weapons last week in a bid to save the Northern Ireland Assembly and the 'peace process', writes Niall Mulholland..
24 August 2001
THIS SUMMER has seen further blows to what little remains of the Northern Ireland peace process. The latest is the arrest of three IRA members in Colombia where they were training members of the FARC guerrilla...
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