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Dublin: 10 °C Tuesday 21 October, 2014


# ira - Yesterday’s News

‘Despicable’ and ‘mischievous’: Taoiseach and Gerry Adams in war of words

The exchange surrounds the handling of Maíria Cahill’s claims that she was raped by a member of the IRA and then interrogated by the organisation.

Gerry Adams says IRA “failed victims” in how it dealt with sex abuse claims

The Sinn Féin leader writes on his blog that this is a matter of profound regret for him.


# ira - Sunday 19 October, 2014

# ira - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Mary Lou: It’s “reprehensible” if IRA carried out own investigation into sexual abuse claims

She was speaking in response to claims by Maíria Cahill.

# ira - Friday 17 October, 2014

Maíria Cahill: I am not an isolated case

Cahill made the claim this evening. She also made an appeal to Sinn Féin members.

# ira - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth Spotlight This post contains videos

Mary Lou: I am absolutely satisified that Gerry Adams is telling the truth

The Sinn Féin deputy leader has defended Adams in the wake of claims about how he dealt with abuse allegations in the republican movement.

Sinn Féin offering to meet Maíria Cahill over IRA rape claims

Cahill, a niece of IRA member Joe Cahill, says the IRA convened a ‘kangaroo court’ to deal with the abuse claims, in order to prevent a police investigation.

# ira - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Gerry Adams denies claims about meeting with alleged rape victim

The allegations were featured in a BBC Spotlight documentary last night.

# ira - Saturday 11 October, 2014

30 years ago tonight, the IRA tried to murder Margaret Thatcher

The Brighton bombing was “the most audacious attack on a British government” in nearly 400 years.

# ira - Monday 29 September, 2014

Who won the war in Northern Ireland? The British, so says a new BBC documentary

Filmmaker Peter Taylor says this is the only conclusion that can be made, for now.

# ira - Friday 5 September, 2014

The SAS ‘Loughall ambush’ which killed 8 IRA men may be investigated

A civilian was also killed in the gunfight which was the biggest single loss of life for the IRA during The Troubles.

# ira - Monday 1 September, 2014

Gerry Adams wants Dublin and London to counter “anti-agreement axis within unionism”

Adams was in The Guardian to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1994 IRA ceasefire.

# ira - Sunday 31 August, 2014

‘Step away from conflict’: Martin McGuinness’s peace plea to dissidents

“I would urge dissident republicans still committed to armed actions to take that same step,” McGuinness said, as he marked the anniversary of the 1994 ceasefire in Derry.

# ira - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Search for Disappeared Brendan Megraw to begin in Meath bog today

This will be the fourth search for his remains.

# ira - Friday 22 August, 2014

Search for Disappeared newlywed Brendan Megraw to begin in Meath bog

The 23-year-old was abducted from his Belfast home in April 1978.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Before you launch into the last day of the week, here’s everything you need to know.

# ira - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Leo Varadkar and Micheál Martin rule out going into government with Sinn Féin

Earlier, Health Minister Varadkar said he doesn’t think anyone believes Gerry Adams when he denies past membership of the IRA.

# ira - Thursday 17 July, 2014

PSNI chief apologises to Hyde Park bombing families over ‘failure to secure justice’

Trial collapsed over issuing of an ‘on the run’ letter which falsely told suspect that he was not being sought by the Met.

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

# ira - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Opinion: Behind the headlines and political bickering is a profound grief that is hard to define

My father was just 39 when he was killed by an IRA bomb. The fate that befell him has been like a virus in my family’s bloodstream; we can never forget.

# ira - Monday 23 June, 2014

President Higgins: ‘Conlon’s work an inspiration to all who stand up for justice’

Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the Gerry Conlon, who died on Saturday morning.

# ira - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Politicians express their condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon RIP

Politicians express their condolences on the death of Gerry Conlon

Gerry Conlon spent 14 years in prison for an IRA bombing that he played no part in.

Ex-IRA man, anti-drugs campaigner, occasional Joe Dolan impersonator: Meet the Lord Mayor

Christy Burke’s been the headlines recently for his comments about the British royal family. He sat down at the Mansion House this week for a chat about his past, and his plans for the next 12 months…

# ira - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From The Score ‘They’d only gone to the bar to support the Irish team, yet they died for their love of the sport’ Interview

‘They’d only gone to the bar to support the Irish team, yet they died for their love of the sport’ chats to Trevor Birney — the producer behind the ESPN ‘30 for 30′ doc on the Loughinisland tragedy.

# ira - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

On this day in 1974 the IRA bombed the Houses of Parliament in London

During the year, 1974, there was an extensive number of bombings carried out in the UK by the IRA.

# ira - Monday 16 June, 2014

Unseen photos show the devastation caused by the IRA’s 1996 Manchester bomb Bombing Campaign This post contains videos This post contains images

Unseen photos show the devastation caused by the IRA’s 1996 Manchester bomb

The bomb was the second largest to ever have exploded in Britain.

# ira - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Gerry Adams: I’m very relaxed about most Sinn Féin supporters thinking I was in the IRA

The Louth TD has always denied that he was in the IRA but says that he has never dissociated himself from the organisation.

# ira - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Man charged with IRA membership and possession of explosives over hotel bomb IRA

Man charged with IRA membership and possession of explosives over hotel bomb

He’s due to appear in court in three weeks time.

# ira - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Gerry Adams makes formal complaint about Antrim police interrogation

Adams said there was no new evidential material to connect him to Jean McConville’s murder or to back up assertions he was a member of the IRA.

# ira - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

56-year-old man arrested over Jean McConville case

The arrest comes in the wake of Gerry Adams’ arrest and questioning by the PSNI last week.

Boston College says they fought a lengthy battle to protect Troubles tapes

A spokesperson for the college said despite the UK-US Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, no one thought the PSNI would be allowed access to the tapes.

PSNI chief to face questions on controversial ‘on the runs’ letters

Some 190 republicans were issued with ‘letters of comfort’ from the British comfort telling them they were no longer wanted in connection with historical crimes.

# ira - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Martin McGuinness: ‘Gerry Adams told me he wasn’t involved and I absolutely believe him’

Gerry Adams remains in police custody with a decision from the PSNI due before 8pm.

# ira - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Boston Tapes – ‘maliciously compiled’ or a complex oral history of the Troubles?

Much has been said about the contemporaneous history project this week – but what exactly was it?

Opinion: Be careful of wishing for a Sinn Féin after Gerry Adams

Adams might be the last roadblock to Sinn Féin managing to uncork its potential to conquer the left wing, working class and republican ground in Irish politics.

# ira - Friday 2 May, 2014

Jean McConville daughter: I don’t fear the IRA anymore and I’ll happily name names

Meanwhile, Gerry Adams is still being questioned by Antrim police about the woman’s abduction and murder.

# ira - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Michael McConville says the IRA will kill him if he names those involved in his mother’s murder

He said he recognised some of the people who took his mother away in 1972 and still passes them on the street.

Roundup: World media outlets report on the questioning of Gerry Adams

Here’s some of the headlines from around the globe on the questioning of the Sinn Féin leader.

# ira - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Two women arrested this morning over the Jean McConville case have been released

The women, aged 57 and 60, were questioned at Antrim police station.

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