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August 1969: Three Books and Video

The second week of August 50 years ago witnessed the most intensive and violent period of conflict in the North since the 1920s

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August 1969: When the “Troubles” began

Fifty years ago this week in the space of five days, the north of Ireland changed for ever. A look back by historian and commentator Dr Éamon Phoenix (abridged) (for the Irish News)

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The Miami Showband massacre: A cover-up in plain sight

It’s a strange thing, scrolling through the options on Netflix and seeing a documentary on the Miami Showband

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Dr. Edward Daly, 5 December 1933 – 8 August 2016 0

The retired Bishop of Derry Dr. Edward Daly, described as the ‘people’s bishop’, has died in Altnagelvin Hospital on the Glenshane road in Derry, Northern Ireland

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