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This week's election for the power-sharing assembly in Northern Ireland shows that the population strongly supports its unique political experiment, which ended decades of conflict. The peaceful vote was notable for its focus on the economy as DUP and Sinn Fein held onto power. Read more»

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams (right), Oct. 2010.

For 37 years the little beach beneath the sandstone cliffs at Waterfoot in the Glens of Antrim held a terrible secret. Buried beneath the reddish sand lay the skeleton of a man abducted, murdered and secretly dumped there by the Irish Republican Army. Read more»

A British Cabinet Minister and a Cardinal were certain that a Roman Catholic priest was responsible for one of the worst IRA atrocities of the Northern Ireland Troubles, but they colluded to allow him to continue his ministry preaching the Gospel. Read more»

An Irish motorway, outside Dublin.

A symbolic new freeway unites Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland. Read more»

Graffiti on a demolished wall. Sandy Row, Belfast.

Breaking bread, instead of heads, might help heal old wounds in Ireland. Read more»

Belfast's Peace Wall, built to separate the Protestant and Catholic communities (2006 photo).

What started four weeks ago as a sex scandal that threatened to plunge Northern Ireland into crisis has ended in a new political agreement that strengthens the province's unique power-sharing arrangements. Read more»