from Photographers' Blog:

Weapons at hand

September 17, 2013

Belfast, Northern Ireland

By Cathal McNaughton

As I was driving home one night after covering civil unrest in Belfast, I looked at the objects sitting on the passenger seat. There was a golf ball and two snooker balls: objects thrown at members of the police and media by rioters.

from Photographers' Blog:

The writing’s on the wall

February 28, 2013

Belfast, Northern Ireland

By Cathal McNaughton

A five meter high mural of a gunman dressed in army fatigues and a balaclava, clutching an AK-47 painted on the gable end of a wall of a house in a residential street – people walk by and don’t even notice it.

from Photographers' Blog:

A barrier to peace

November 15, 2012

Belfast, Northern Ireland

By Cathal McNaughton

“Sure, why would they want to pull down these walls?” asks William Boyd mildly as he offers me a cup of tea in his home at Cluan Place, a predominantly Loyalist area of east Belfast.

from Photographers' Blog:

Living without electricity for 29 years

November 28, 2011

By Cathal McNaughton

John McCarter is 77 years old and has been living without mains electricity at his home at Downhill, Londonderry county, for 29 years.

from Photographers' Blog:

The trouble with Northern Ireland

July 13, 2011

Tradition is something that is celebrated, enjoyed and handed down to the next generation, but in the small corner of western Europe where I was born, it has led to shootings and bombings and the loss of thousands of lives.

from FaithWorld:

Catholic area riots after Protestant marches in Northern Ireland

July 13, 2011

(Nationalist youths and police in riot gear clash in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast July 12, 2011/Cathal McNaughton)

from Reuters Soccer Blog:

Soccer Break Friday

March 25, 2011

SOCCER-EURO/SPAINIt’s gone quiet on the football news front though the sun’s still out in Europe as we await another weekend of unrelenting on-pitch drama in the Euro 2012 qualifiers.

from Left field:

Don’t discount Ireland for the Six Nations

By Reuters Staff
February 4, 2011

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By James Illingworth

The 2011 Six Nations kicks off shortly in Cardiff with much of the pre-tournament hype suggesting a two-horse race between France and England.

from FaithWorld:

Catholic Church and UK colluded in Northern Ireland bomb cover-up: report

By Reuters Staff
August 24, 2010

northern ireland (Photo: Nationalist youths set a car alight in Belfast on July 13, 2010/Cathal McNaughton)

The British government and the Roman Catholic Church colluded to protect a priest suspected of involvement in a 1972 bombing in Northern Ireland that killed 9 people, an official report said on Tuesday.

from UK News:

Closer ties, but different political colours

February 5, 2010

Second only to body language, the colour of a politician's tie can speak volumes.084