Veterans mark 50th anniversary of British army’s N. Ireland mission | AFP

Veterans mark the 50th anniversary of the British army’s deployment to Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Veterans Association is holding an anniversary memorial event in the city of Lisburn, southwest of Belfast, with hundreds of ex-service personnel attending, including those from the Parachute Regiment and the Royal Engineers. IMAGES

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Golf equipment | AFP Animé

Videographic on the equipment used to play the sport of golf. The Open begins at Portrush in Northern Ireland on Thursday.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Tony-nominated ‘Ferryman’ tackles N. Ireland troubles

Based on partner Laura Donnelly’s family tragedy, Jez Butterworth tackles Northern Ireland troubles in “The Ferryman.” The play has received nine Tony nominations. (June 7)

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UK, Irish leaders attend funeral of slain journalist

Leaders of Great Britain and Ireland joined mourners at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. (April 24)

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Swords, selfies: Game of Thrones fever boosts N. Ireland tourism

Since Game of Thrones began its meteoric rise in 2011 fans of the show have been flocking to Northern Ireland, where much of the series was shot. The once conflict-riven province has become a pilgrimage trail for diehard fans hoping to experience the magic of the show for themselves.

Game of Thrones gives Northern Ireland a tourism boost

The week the final season of Game of Thrones premieres, an exhibition opens in Belfast celebrating its costumes, set pieces and Northern Irish filming locations. The chief executive of Tourism Northern Ireland, John McGrillen, says the TV series has “driven up” the number of visitors coming to the country.

Today in History for April 10th

Highlights of this day in history: Peace talks conclude in Northern Ireland with Good Friday agreement; the Titanic sets sail; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ published; Comedian Sam Kinison killed. (April 10)

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