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Northern Ireland

Ironing out ironies in Norn Iron

Brexit (and demographics) is creating plenty of future work for peace activists in Northern Ireland

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No border: back the backstop

There should be no time limit on the open border in Ireland

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October marked the 50th anniversary of a police riot, an unprovoked and brutal assault on a civil rights march in Northern Ireland

Robin Percial reflects on the strengths of Northern Ireland's civil rights movement

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Common ground with Corrymeela

The Corrymeela peace centre in Northern Ireland is holding a summer peace event at the same time as Peace News Summer Camp.

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40 years ago: six anti-militarists busted

Peace News had recently moved its main office out of London, as part of a strategy of changing the balance between its alternativist and ‘constructivist’ coverage on the one hand, and its invol

Norn Iron

Rob Fairmichael, Belfast

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Shock results in northern Ireland quiz

Readers’ answers to the ‘How much do you know about Northern Ireland?’ quiz in last month’s Peace News have been subjected to a searching but totally unscientific analysis (quibblers have mentioned ‘microscopic sample size’).

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What do you know about Northern Ireland?

The December 2012 de Silva report on the assassination of Belfast human rights lawyer Pat Finucane in 1989 led prime minister David Cameron to concede that there had been ‘shocking levels of collus

Licence to kill

A recently-declassified memo indicates that the British government gave British soldiers a ‘licence to kill’ in Northern Ireland.

Art or propaganda?

At any one time there are hundreds of political wall murals throughout Northern Ireland.