Colonel Majendie was also a pioneer in forensic investigations.
In the drama of envisioning a future for the United States, Joe Biden and Donald Trump both invoked stories about snakes to suggest different views about self-interest and the common good.
Decades after the Good Friday Agreement, urban space in Belfast is still divided.
The writer was drowned at the age of 44, but he left three novels which have come to represent the decline of the British Empire.
Symbols of the Confederacy can be seen in Brazil, Ireland, Germany and beyond. While some people may not grasp their racist history, others clearly fly the 'rebel flag' to defend white supremacy.
Despite a year as UK City of Culture in 2013, Derry remains a place where poverty and worklessness are commonplace. Now it is mourning the loss of journalist Lyra McKee.
In a society where the past looms large, particularly around the issue of violent displacement, presenting an image of 'sanctuary' for those fleeing war is disingenuous.
Despite being in the eye of the Brexit storm, Ireland and Northern Ireland have a bright future together in documentary film.
The deep divide between Catholics and Protestants makes the coming together to honour the dead on both sides fraught with problems.
The British cabinet is split over whether to impose a statue of limitations on investigations into alleged crimes by former soliders in Northern Ireland.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland, this episode of the podcast looks at its history, its legacy and the impact of Brexit on its future.
Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, churches have tended to marginalise the mavericks who helped bring about peace.
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a call to reconsider whether interrogation techniques used in the 1970s against men interned in Northern Ireland amounted to torture.
Derry Girls is nostalgic but it's also a truthful and funny representation of teenage girls growing up during The Troubles.
Some journalists have claimed that 'thousands' of documents which have gone missing at the National Archives are proof of 'history theft'. It's probably just old-fashioned incompetence.
Why are there so few films about Northern Ireland's unionists?
In the 1970s, the British army struggled to contain the subversive activities of members linked to paramilitary organisation.
Northern Ireland has a tourist circuit steeped in death and disaster – is this a good thing?
If all you know of Northern Ireland is the turmoil of political institutions, you could do worse than to pick up some of the recent flux in women's fiction.
Political disagreements are hampering those still looking for justice.