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1969-Today

 
Date posted
David McKittrick – The long road to peace in Northern Ireland: The Independent
Oct. 18
Dr Edward Daly, former bishop of Derry, speaks on Bloody Sunday – archive video: The Guardian
Aug. 22
Bobby Sands died 35 years ago today – how The Irish Times covered the news: The Irish Times, May 5, 2016
May 29
From behind bars – Ian Paisley's prison letters go on display: BBC
May 29
On this day 42 years ago, 33 people were killed and 300 injured in single worst atrocity of The Troubles: Irish Independent
May 18
North Belfast MP faced tough question after prison release: Newtownabbey Times
Jan. 25
West Belfast nostalgia – Amazing images from the Shankill and Falls before The Troubles: Belfast Live
Jan. 11
Bobby Stott 40 – UDR man murdered on his own doorstep – 'For God's sake stop this killing': Londonderry Sentinel
Dec. 8
Bobby Stott 40 – Is Bobby Stott just another victim of violence? Does anyone really care?: Londonderry Sentinel
Dec. 7
Back to the future – Why John DeLorean wasn't really the chancer they said he was: Belfast Telegraph, November 21, 2014
Sep. 17
A collection of memorabilia relating to the conflict on the island...: Cedar Lounge Revolution, July 27, 2014
Jan. 20
New online archive of Northern Ireland Troubles: Belfast Telegraph, September 2, 2014
Jan. 12
Hume's 1964 'Irish Times' articles helped redefine nationalist attitudes to North: The Irish Times
Jul. 27
February 1981 - New prison hunger strike to begin on 1st March: Derry Journal, February 18, 2014
Jul. 22
Newry: A look back in time – The Bessbrook massacre: Newry Times, January 24, 2014
May 9
The Troubles gallery - 40 years of conflict in Northern Ireland from the Belfast Telegraph archives: Belfast Telegraph
May 4
From the archive, 9 November 1987 – A time to mourn, but also to listen: The Guardian
Apr. 6
March 1977 - Bishop Eames on 'only justification' for Irish unity talk: Derry Journal
Mar. 17
Newry - A look back in time – 4000 British Army troops create 'ring of steel' around Newry: Newry Times
Mar. 11
Chinese archives reveal IRA approaches seeking help for armed campaign: The Irish Times
Mar. 11
January 1980 - Hume criticises unionists over internal squabbles: Derry Journal
Feb. 24
February 1985 - John Hume sticks to his 'meet the Provos' position: Derry Journal
Feb. 7
GAA'S Rule 21 November 17, 2001 - History is made as 'foreign games' rule is abolished: Irish Independent
Jan. 21
Shergar – horse racing's great mystery: Carlow Nationalist, October 22, 2013
Nov. 18
From the archive, 16 August 1978 – DeLorean car project gets firm political backing: The Guardian
Aug. 26
'Thatcher's Archive Finally Settles Dispute Over Hunger Strike Deal', Says IRA Prison Leader: TheBrokenElbow.com (by Richard O'Rawe)
Aug. 11
Months of crumbling internal support: The News Letter
Jul. 12
From the archives – july 1978 – SDLP to fight AOH 'block investment' move in the USA: Derry Journal, July 3, 2013
Jul. 10
Book insight on Terence O'Neill era: The News Letter, March 23, 2013
Jun. 10
From the archive, 20 May 1993: Guildford Four case detectives cleared: The Guardian
Jun. 8
Terence O'Neill threatened to quit as UUP split: The News Letter
Jun. 3
May 1977 – United Unionist strike flopped in Derry: Derry Journal
June 1
O'Neill faced MP's fury, walkouts and rebellion: The News Letter
May 3
March 8th, 1972 [The Troubles]: The Irish Times, March 8, 2012
Feb. 19
June 28th, 1984 [Dominic McGlinchey]: The Irish Times, June 28, 2012
Feb. 11
A History of Ireland in 100 Objects – Decommissioned AK-47 assault rifle, 2005 (Jan 12): The Irish Times, January 12, 2013
Feb. 11
From the archive, 1 February 1972 – Derry's Bloody Sunday: The Guardian, February 1, 2012
Jan. 29
Bloody Sunday handkerchief, 1972: The Irish Times, December 21, 2012
Jan. 25
Workers' Party sought Irish link to 'red' lobby: The Irish Times
Jan. 21
Day the Mirror defamed an Irish town as full of drinkers with more guns than potatoes: Guardian.co.uk, January 3, 2011
Dec. 18
From the archive, 31 October 1968 – First step towards home rule for regions: Guardian.co.uk, October 31, 2012
Nov. 20
A loyalist invasion planned: Ulster Star, November 15, 2012
Nov. 20
Peace?: The Nation (Sri Lanka), Setember 23, 2012
Oct. 25
Provos: The Nation (Sri Lanka), September 9, 2012
Oct. 14
September 10th, 1973 [Provos vs Officials]: The Irish Times, September 10, 2012
Sep. 24
April 17th, 1972 [Shooting of IRA's Joe McCann]: The Irish Times, April 17, 2012
Jun. 15
May 19th, 1972 [IRA take over of Mountjoy prison]: The Irish Times, May 19, 2012
May 20
January 12th, 1970 [Sinn Fein split]: The Irish Times, January 12, 2011
Dec. 20
April 5th, 1985 [kneecappings]: The Irish Times, April 5, 2011
Dec. 8
November 20th, 1972 [ New Zealand v Ulster in Belfast]: The Irish Times, November 20, 2010
Nov. 1
From the 'Derry Journal' of Friday , September 26th, 1986: Derry Journal, September 23, 2011
Sep. 30
Bishops' 'ban plastic bullets' call: Derry Journal, July 5, 2011
Jul. 12
Armageddon – how we nearly invaded the North: Irish Independent, December 11, 2010
Dec. 13
From the archive, 29 November 1971 – Interrogation: what is allowed?: The Guardian, November 29, 2010
Dec. 10
December 2nd, 1972 [Changes to Offences Against the State Act]: The Irish Times, December 2, 2010
Dec. 3
November 25th, 1972 [RTE interview with Provisional IRA Chief of Staff]: The Irish Times
Nov. 28
November 18th, 1971 [British "interrogation-in-depth techniques"]: The Irish Times
Nov. 21
From the archives – October 7th, 1968 [ early days of The Troubles]: The Irish Times, October 7, 2010
Oct. 7
Bloody Sunday – how the Guardian reported the shootings: Guardian.co.uk, June 14, 2010
Jul. 19
From the archive, 14 May 1981 – Cardinal's plea for compromise: The Guardian, May 14, 2010
Jun. 21
May 7th, 1970 – Sensational late session at Dáil as Arms Crisis unfolds: The Irish Times, May 7, 2010
May 30
Media scrum covers 'Ulster on the brink': The Irish Times, April 29, 2010
May 15
MAY 6th, 1970 – Highly dramatic situation around the arms crisis: The Irish Times, May 6, 2010
May 8
From the archive – Loyalists line up for Battle of Sotheby's: The Guardian, February 10, 1983
Feb. 10
Crowd shouted 'more, more' as embassy blazed: The Irish Times, February 3, 2010
Feb. 3
DeLorean sought funds from taxpayers for his ad campaign: Irish Independent, December 30, 2009
Jan. 3
November 25th, 1968 – Ugly scenes as loyalist mob disrupts civil rights protest: The Irish Times, November 25, 2009
Dec. 21
October 30th, 1971 – Elasticity is chief characteristic of republican morality, North and South: The Irish Times, October 30, 2009
Dec. 16
From the archive – Bomber with the luck of the Irish: The Guardian, November 24, 1979
Dec. 8
December 4th, 1972 – Nerves frayed in Dublin after fatal bomb explosions: The Irish Times, December 4, 2009
Dec. 4
Did the Irish government seriously consider invading?: Derry Journal, August 18, 2009
Nov. 30
November 23rd, 1983 – Cross-Border shopping expeditions have a long history: The Irish Times, November 23, 2009
Nov. 23
From the archive – Life for a life sentences to warn the IRA: The Guardian, October 23, 1975
Oct. 24
1972 gun battle audio: Belfast Media, October 15, 2009
Oct. 19
Ireland bids farewell to the man of peace: The Guardian, October 2, 1979
Oct. 15
Pope joked Irish were 'trying to kill him' on first day of trip: Irish Independent, September 29, 2009
Sep. 30
Bodies believed to be victims of IRA 'executions' found: The Irish Times, July 2, 2009
Jul. 5
May 6th, 1974 – Veil of secrecy on 'torture' case against UK: The Irish Times, May 6, 2009
May 10
Safe home for iconic image of Bloody Sunday: BBC, February 3, 2009
May 6
IRA kills 7 in raid on Paras' English base: The Guardian, February 23, 1972
Feb. 28
1968 and all that . . .: Derry Journal, October 14, 2008
Dec. 3
An Irishman's Diary: The Irish Times, August 12, 2008
Sep. 26
IRA bombs kill Mountbatten and 17 soldiers: The Guardian, August 28, 1979
Sep. 2
Family's bid for justice that changed the north forever: Irish News, June 11, 2008
Jun. 12
Women were backbone of the civil rights movement: Irish News, June 3, 2008
Jun. 4
The people of Northern Ireland voted overwhelmingly to remain a part of the United Kingdom on March 9, 1973: LIverpool Echo, March 8, 2008
Apr. 11
Riots over tricolour put pastor in spotlight: Irish News, March 6, 2008
Mar. 7
The day that sparked my fights for rights: Belfast Telegraph, January 21, 2008
Jan. 26
Paisley slams 'propaganda': Irish News, December 28, 2008
Jan. 25
Official IRA declares ceasefire: Derry Journal, May 29, 2007
May 30
MP's UVF training allegations probed: (from the Irish News, January 1, 2007)
Mar. 7
RUC rejected claims that it led marchers into an ambush at Burntollet in 1969: (from the Irish News, December 30, 2006)
Mar. 1
Don't Miss This Visit: Memphis Daily News, February 23, 2007
Feb. 23
Security services and police went looking for Irish terrorists on construction sites and pubs in Kilburn: (from the Irish Post, September 10, 2005)
Feb. 6
O Fiaich archive to go online: Ireland.com, January 17, 2007
Feb. 2
British at pains to avoid 'embarrassing' leaders of the Peace Movement: (from the Irish News, December 30, 2006)
Feb. 1
Loyalists turn Assembly into a farce (August 1, 1973): The Guardian
Oct. 12
Brave man of politics had hatred of injustice: (from the Irish News, March 14, 2006)
Sep. 2
1973 – Chaotic meeting of Belfast Assembly: BBC, July 31 , 2006
Jul. 31
Respectable performance for H-block candidates in South election stuns pundits: Daily Ireland, July 26, 2006
Jul. 27
Stormont's most inclusive public event: (from the Irish News, Dec 3)
Jul. 20
Defining moment in Irish history: (from the Irish News, November 22, 2005)
Jul. 20
Spring thought agreement would bring about peace: (from the Irish News, November 15, 2005)
Jul. 20
Paisley urged God to vent His wrath on Maggie Thatcher: (from the Irish News, November 15, 2005)
Jul. 20
Treaty paved way for dialogue: (from the Irish News, November 15, 2005)
Jul. 20
IRA smash ceasefire: The Guardian, February 10, 1996
Jun. 12
An agreement then discord: Sunday Life (Jan 15), November 13, 2005
May 31
5 minute warning – then 11 injured: The Guardian, June 18, 1974
May 25
Chequered history of Irish regiment: BBC, August 1, 2005
May 25
1998 – Leaders welcome 'yes' vote for N Ireland: BBC, May 23, 2006
May 23
1981 – Bobby Sands dies in prison: BBC, May 5, 2006
May 5
1979 – Car bomb kills Airey Neave: BBC, March 29, 2006
Apr. 11
1973 – Northern Ireland votes for union: BBC, March 8, 2006
Mar. 9
1975 State papers
  • Doomsday plan for 100,000 refugees: Daily Ireland (Dec 29)
  • Feb. 8
  • Empey 'no' to SDLP: Irish Independent (Dec 30)
  • Feb. 8
  • Mob rule feared in event of 'doomsday' in Northern Ireland: Irish Independent (Dec 29)
  • Feb. 8
  • Dutch believed garda action was thwarting Herrema rescue plan: Irish Independent (Dec 29)
  • Feb. 8
  • Military Intelligence kept file on Conor Cruise O'Brien: The Irish Times (Dec 29)
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  • Feb. 8
    Hume took civil rights lead 'from Luther King': (from the Irish News, January 17, 2006)
    Jan. 30
    'PIRA far removed from old IRA': (from the Irish News, January 8, 2006)
    Jan. 21
    September 22, 1975 – Bomb blasts rock Northern Ireland: BBC, September 22, 2005
    Dec. 18
    1973 — Sunningdale Agreement signed: BBC, December 9, 2005
    Dec. 11
    When the embers of innocence were fanned into flames of fury: Irish Examiner, August 18, 2005
    Dec. 7
    Help!... the IRA: Sunday Life, May 8, 2005
    Oct. 30
    Loyalist mural on flight to Liverpool baffles historians: (from the Irish News, September 21, 2005)
    Sep. 29
    The Queen finds a quiet corner in a troubled land: The Guardian, August 11, 1977
    Sep. 1
    1973 – Northern Ireland votes for union: BBC, March 8, 2005
    May 23
    1984 – Sinn Féin leader shot in street attack: BBC, March 12, 2005
    May 17
    Military law imposed during summer of 1970: (from the Irish News, Feb 2)
    May 8
    Secret gas was issued for IRA prison riots: The Observer, January 23, 2005
    May 2
    1974 State papers
  • O Dalaigh wanted to take place of hostage: The Sunday Times (Jan 9)
  • Apr. 27
  • Furious Wilson reduced to 'eunuch': Sunday Independent (Jan 9)
  • Apr. 26
  • Official cabinet papers resurrect old memories: (from the Irish News)
  • Apr. 25
  • Ministers encouraged IRA-UDA talks: BBC (Jan 1)
  • Apr. 24
  • Protestant clergy negotiated ceasefire with PIRA: (from the Irish News, Jan 3)
  • Apr. 23
  • Irish government shocked at shooting by British army: (from the Irish News, Jan 3)
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  • Apr. 22
    1976 – Ten dead in Northern Ireland bus ambush: BBC, January 5, 2005
    Jan. 19
    A Troubling Image: Irelandclick.com, November 26, 2004
    Dec. 6
    Civil servants considered NI pull-out: BBC, October 20, 2004
    Dec. 1
    Spotlight to probe 1975 murders: (from the Irish News, May 26, 2004)
    Nov. 21
    Invasion of north looked at by Dublin: (from the Irish News, August 16, 2004)
    Sep. 24
    Mass recalls 'ethnic cleansing': (from the Irish News, August 16, 2004)
    Sep. 23
    Flashpoint – 'Free' Derry: Irish Echo, August 13, 2004
    Sep. 21
    Violence marked start of Troubles: (from the Irish News, August 15, 2004)
    Sep. 14
    They promised protection but no help came: (from the Irish News, August 10, 2004)
    Sep. 6
    Crisis aggravated by scarcity of fuel and growing threat to power supply: (from the Irish News, May 10)
    Aug. 23
    Summer Day Turns To Darkest Hour In History Of Troubles: The News Letter, August 24, 2004
    Sep. 2
    When Irish nationalists marched for British rights: Sunday Business Post, August 29, 2004
    Aug. 30
    Bogside memories: Irish Echo, August 13, 2004
    Aug. 13
    Flashpoint – 'Free' Derry: Irish Echo, August 13, 2004
    Aug. 13
    When Tommy came marching in: Irish Echo, August 13, 2004
    Aug. 13
    New Footage Of Battle Of The Bogside: The News Letter, March 16, 2004
    Mar. 28
    Civil Rights Anniversary: The Blanket, September 28, 2003
    Nov. 8
    Autumn 1968, when the law fell with the leaves: (from Irelandclick.com, August 29, 2003)
    Sep. 8
    Scottish diplomat in Dublin was first target of Provos: The Herald, April 29, 2003
    May 7
    Britain rejected UN troops in Ulster: The Guardian, April 29, 2003
    May 2
    IRA aimed to defend Ulster town against British Army in TV coup: Daily Telegraph, April 29, 2003
    Apr. 30

    Nelson – my part in his downfall and Dublin's pride: Scotland on Sunday, February 9, 2003

    The Legacy Of Seamus Costello: The Blanket, October 2002

    Couple shaped civil rights movement from the start: Irish News, January 3, 2002

    Time to revisit the 'Honest Jack' image after new evidence: Irish Independent, December 14, 2001

    Lynch government ‘agreed to provide arms to North’: Irish Examiner, December 13, 2001

    'Observer' was willing to look at North: The Irish Times, December 13, 2001

    History Spills Out of Ulster’s Attic: Time, October 22, 2001

    It was Lynch's weakness that gave us the IRA: Sunday Independent, October 21, 2001

    A lifetime of watching the eyes of Jack Lynch: Sunday Independent, October 7, 2001

    A wealth of history at our doorstep: Irelandclick.com, August 9, 2001

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