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Northern Ireland: No more answers

Why has Northern Ireland closed down the organisation dedicated to investigating unsolved killings from the troubles

A British soldier murdered by a mob during a republican funeral in Belfast, 19th March 1988. © Dario Mitidieri

The armed conflict in Northern Ireland has long been over. Yet 16 years on from the Good Friday Agreement, the politicians in Belfast are still arguing over how to deal with the legacy of a conflict that cost more than 3,500 lives. This impasse is dangerous, which is why the Northern Ireland…

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