The Troubles Archive is a collection of artworks from artists who produced work during and relating to the Troubles in Northern Ireland

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An agreement to set up an Independent International Commission on Decommissioning is signed by the B



Michael Longley recalls some horrific murders. He says: “Though the poets first duty must be to his imagination, he has other obligations - and not just as a citizen. He would be inhuman if he did not respond to tragic events in his own community, and a poor artist if he did not seek to endorse that response imaginatively… In the context of political violence the deployment of words at their most precis

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