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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 20 December, 2014


# ira - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Micheál Martin: The IRA ‘calls the shots’ in Sinn Féin

But Gerry Adams denied that was the case today.

# ira - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Opinion: Mary Lou would elevate Sinn Féin to the political elite as party leader

It’s obvious to observers on the side-line that it makes sense for Adams to step aside and make way for a leader who can elevate the party into the political establishment, south of the border.

# ira - Friday 5 December, 2014

# ira - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Former IRA officer: ‘Gardaí colluded with us during the Troubles’

The IRA’s former head of intelligence has made the claims in a new book.

# ira - Monday 1 December, 2014

Specialist dog searches for unmarked grave of Joe Lynskey

“We have to remember that it took four searches over nearly 15 years before we found Brendan Megraw. We are just at the beginning of the process for Joe Lynskey.”

# ira - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Tesco, the IRA, and Carrauntoohil: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of deaths in Ireland are caused by cancer?

Have a look through the prison journal of an Easter Rising volunteer

Patrick Brennan’s journal will be on display in Clare Museum.

# ira - Monday 24 November, 2014

Gardaí given names of ‘more than 30 IRA abusers’

Frances Fitzgerald said a cross-border inquiry was being considered.

Family of 21-year-old beaten to death in a Monaghan barn ask politicians for help

The SDLP are laying down a motion in Stormont.

# ira - Sunday 23 November, 2014

‘An investigation into IRA abuse allegations is needed to realise the scale of it’

Maíria Cahill spoke last night to RTÉ’s Saturday Night Show.

# ira - Saturday 22 November, 2014

“Life, a long long time ago” – Documentary follows Guildford Four’s Paddy Armstrong to London

An RTÉ documentary followed Armstrong on and told his story.

# ira - Friday 14 November, 2014

‘Brendan is finally getting the dignity of a funeral’

Brendan Megraw is being laid to rest in Belfast today.

# ira - Thursday 13 November, 2014

“I smile easily” – Mary Lou denies “smirking” at Mairia Cahill during abuse debate

Cahill also claims the Dublin TD laughed and checked her phone during speeches.

# ira - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

TD will give gardaí names of eight sex abusers that IRA allegedly moved to Republic

Micheál Martin said that as many as 28 victims are now considering coming forward.

In full: Enda Kenny’s speech accusing Sinn Féin of moving sex abusers to the South

There was a heated three-hour debate in the Dáil today, stemming from allegations made by Maíria Cahill.

Micheál Martin tells Dáil of ‘harrowing’ sexual abuse suffered by two brothers IRA

Micheál Martin tells Dáil of ‘harrowing’ sexual abuse suffered by two brothers

“These are not isolated cases. They are the tip of an iceberg.”

Gardaí investigating claims that Republican sex abusers were moved across the border IRA

Gardaí investigating claims that Republican sex abusers were moved across the border

The Justice Minister said Gerry Adams mentioned the fact that people were moved and that suggests he has some information.

# ira - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Ceremonies remember the First World War’s fallen men and women

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs will all attend ceremonies today to mark Remembrance Day.

# ira - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Victim of Enniskillen Bombing: ‘I remember running around as if it was a horror movie’

Stephen Gault was just 18 when he was injured in the bomb. His father Samuel, who had been standing next to him, was killed instantly.

From The Score Bloody Sunday 1920 in Croke Park – 90 seconds of shooting that changed Irish-British History Looking Back

Bloody Sunday 1920 in Croke Park – 90 seconds of shooting that changed Irish-British History

A new book ‘The Bloodied Field’ by Michael Foley recounts the extraordinary story of Bloody Sunday.

# ira - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Opinion: Sinn Féin continues its Stand By Your Man policy… but will it sour public opinion?

Sinn Féin prides itself on its militaristic discipline in staying on-message – but that Stepford uniformity could eventually turn voters against it.

# ira - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

This was the odd exchange between Gerry Adams and a TV3 journalist today

Ursula Halligan questioned the Sinn Féin leader on the appropriateness of some of his tweets.

# ira - Monday 3 November, 2014

The Disappeared: Body found in Meath bog confirmed as that of Brendan Megraw

DNA tests have positively confirmed the IRA victim’s identity.

Gerry Adams: I’m not resigning

Adams said he acknowledges that the IRA was ill-equipped to deal with the issue of abuse.

# ira - Friday 31 October, 2014

‘My abuser was given money and moved out of NI’ – Mairia Cahill

Cahill also says that a letter she wrote to the IRA proves they carried out an investigation.

Do you know anything about Ireland’s secret War of Independence caves?

An archaeologist in Sligo has identified 35 used to hide people and ammunitions and needs your help to find more.

# ira - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Enda Kenny has ‘absolutely no problem’ meeting four involved in Maíria Cahill case

The Taoiseach will meet with the four people named in the BBC Spotlight programme that sparked the controversy.

# ira - Monday 27 October, 2014

How much more damage can the Maíria Cahill controversy inflict on Sinn Féin?

Analysis: Two opinion polls over the weekend will not make great reading for Gerry Adams’s party.

Maíria Cahill: I am now homeless and in debt

The woman who alleges she was raped by a senior member of the IRA says going public has come at a great cost to her.

# ira - Friday 24 October, 2014

Solicitors for group accused by Maíria Cahill claim Enda is holding ‘kangaroo courts’

“Processes have been undermined before they have even begun.”

# ira - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?

The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.

State of the Nation: What effect will Maíria Cahill’s claims have on Sinn Féin?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Archbishop on IRA sex offenders: “Let the truth come out”

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has admitted the IRA “on occasion shot alleged sex offenders” – adding that the actions were “not appropriate” but “of their time”.

# ira - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

‘The story that Maíria Cahill has to tell is not just powerful, it will have serious consequences’

The Belfast woman who claims she was raped by an IRA member met with Enda Kenny this morning.

Four accused by Mairia Cahill respond to allegations

A statement from solicitors representing Padraic Wilson, Seamus Finucane, Briege Wright and Maura McCrory has responded to the “unprecedented media onslaught”.

Maíria Cahill considers suing Sinn Féin members who ‘called her a liar’

And Gerry Adams apologised to abuse victims “let down” by the IRA.

State of the Nation: Will water bills be delayed?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ira - Monday 20 October, 2014

‘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

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