Archives reveal details of alleged informers killed by IRA

LONDON (AP) — Details of many deaths during the violent period known as “The Troubles” have been revealed in archives newly opened by the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. The unrest centred on whether Northern Ireland would be part of the United Kingdom, as it is today, or join Ireland. The conflict lasted from roughly 1968 to 1998 and claimed some 3,700 lives. It was ended by a power-sharing system called Good Friday Agreement. Alleged agents or informers were often killed by the Irish Republican Army.