Skip to main content
Chat With Us

The Politics of Division: Northern Ireland, 1921–Present


Newspapers for Historical Research on Northern Ireland

This aim of this guide is to support the research needs of students in this class.

Newspapers Online

For a more complete list of online, print and microfilm newspaper resources see the Irish News and Newspapers Research Guide.

British Newspapers

Select List of Irish Newspapers on Microfilm at O'Neill Library

Belfast News Letter

Published daily Monday through Saturday. The paper was established in 1737 and is the oldest English language general daily newspaper in the world. O'Neill has Belfast News-letter and General Advertiser 1738-1769 in microfilm, and the paper under the newer title, Belfast News-letter, 1769-1800, 1850-1865 and January 1968-December 1998 on microfilm.

Belfast Telegraph

Published Monday through Saturday since 1869. O'Neill has January 1968- to January 2003 on microfilm.

Derry Journal

Published daily since 1880. O'Neill has 1957-1997 on microfilm, and the current six months in hard copy.

Irish Times (Dublin)

Published daily since 1859. O'Neill holds 1859-2006 on microfilm.

For a list of over 3,000 periodical titles that the libraries own or to which they subscribe see the page for Irish Serials in the Boston College Libraries, or click on the link.

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Bee Lehman, Ph.D.
Office: O'Neill Library 414A

Schedule an Appointment to talk on Google Meet, Zoom, or Skype.
Skype Contact:
Subjects: History, Irish Studies