A cell in the high security Maze Prison which closed in 2000 after two decades of housing paramilitary prisoners.
Joey Dunlop, the former five times road race world champion and winner of 26 TT races, died in July 2000 during a road race in Estonia.
Loyalist paramilitaries being released from jail in 2000 under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement early release scheme.
The snow-covered Braid Valley in County Antrim in December 2000. Northern Ireland saw its heaviest snowfall for 20 years with many roads frozen acrossand temperatures as low as -13 degrees centigrade.
Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Clinton arriving for their visit to Ireland in 2000.
Iain Hay Gordon from Scotland outside the NI High Court in 2000 after being cleared of the murder of a judge's daughter Patricia Curran in 1952.
The final squad of Royal Ulster Constabulary recruits pass out at Garnaville RUC station in Belfast. The force's name was changed to the Police Service of Northern Ireland in 2000 under reforms set in motion by the Patten report.
Soldiers and the Royal Ulster Constabulary hold back loyalist protestors by using water cannon at Drumcree Church in Portadown. There was rioting and protest over the continued banning of the Orange Order march from the Garvaghy Road.
British Army Engineers begin work on demolishing a Army post in Cloghogue on the outskirts of Newry as normalisation measures began in 2000.
The cabinet for Northern Ireland's power-sharing assembly met for the first time on 1 June, 2000. It was to be the beginning of a decade of stop-start devolution.
The Bogside area of Londonderry showing a mural to Bloody Sunday. The Saville Inquiry into the shooting of 13 civil rights marchers in 1972 began taking evidence in 2000 and is due to report next year. It has cost £184.9m so far.
The IRA started the decade with its terror arsenal intact, by 2005 the group had put its weapons beyond use and loyalist paramilitaries had largely decommissioned by the end of 2009.
Department of Agriculture officials seal off a farm at Meigh in south Armagh on the border with the Irish Republic during the 2001 Foot and Mouth crisis.
Neil Lennon walks off at half-time during a match against Norway in 2001 after suffering abuse from a section of Northern Ireland fans.
Journalist Martin OHagan, who worked for the Sunday World, was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries as he walked home from a Lurgan bar in September 2001.
Catholic schoolgirls had to be protected by the police and Army to get to Holy Cross School due to a loyalist protest in Ardoyne, north Belfast in 2001.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland unveiled their new uniform in 2002. Hugh Orde was selected as the chief constable of the force, replacing Ronnie Flanagan.
Lt Colonel Tim Collins, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment, addresses his troops on the eve of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The RIR has continued to be deployed in the middle east most recently serving in Afghanistan.
Thieves stole more than £20m from the Belfast headquarters of Northern Bank in Belfast in December 2004. Blamed on the IRA it was the biggest robbery in Northern Ireland's history.
Johnny Adair, a leader of the UFF, was released from prison under the Good Friday Agreement. Later returned to jail during a loyalist feud in 2000. Pictured on his release in 2002 his supporters were forced to leave Northern Ireland in 2003.
Robert McCartney 33, who was murdered in Belfast in 2005. His family said republicans were involved but despite a concerted campaign by his sisters and partner no-one has been brought to justice for the murder.
Well-wishers line the streets as George Best's funeral cortege left the Cregagh estate, east Belfast on 3 December 2005. Best, one of the world's greatest players, died aged 59 in London's Cromwell Hospital.
Shannon Sickles (left) and Grainne Close, were among the first people in the UK to form a civil partnership at Belfast city Hall in December 2005.
Loyalist Michael Stone is restrained by security officials at Stormont in 2006 during an attempt to kill the Sinn Fein leadership.
Onlookers cheer on a competitor in the Northern Ireland bog snorkelling championships at Peatlands Park in Dungannon, in 2006.
First Minister Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness smile after being sworn in as ministers of the Northern Ireland Assembly in 2007.
Jellyfish in the water off Glenarm, in County Antrim, in November 2007 after it was revealed that Northern Ireland's only salmon farm has been wiped out by being swamped by mauve stingers.
Lorraine McGovern and Arthur McElhill with their five children, (L-R) Clodagh, 19 months, Caroline, 13, Bellina, four, Sean, seven, and James, nine months. McElhill a convicted sex offender killed his family and himself in a fire in their home in 2007.
Robert Dunlop, brother of Joey, the day before his death during a practice session at the North West 200 road race in Portrush in 2008.
Flowers on the ground outside Massereene Barracks in Antrim the day after two soldiers were shot dead by dissident republicans in 2009. It was the first murder of security force personnel in Northern Ireland in 12 years.
An armed police officer next to graffiti which reads CIRA Still at War near the Drumbeg Housing estate in Craigavon where Constable Stephen Carroll, was shot dead in March 2009.
Northern Ireland"s First and Deputy First Ministers Peter Robinson (right) and Martin McGuinness (left) disagree in front of the cameras over policing and justice after a meeting of the North-South Ministerial Council in December 2009.
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