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#IRA

# ira - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

The PSNI has delayed a statement about IRA spy "Stakeknife"

It was due tomorrow, but will be released on Friday.

# ira - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

20 years on: Family, friends and colleagues gather to remember Jerry McCabe

The detective garda was shot dead by the IRA on this day 20 years ago.

# ira - Sunday 1 May, 2016

New book argues RIC was not a 'colonial oppressive police force'

The book, written by a serving garda sergeant, pays tribute to the 46 Irish RIC men who were killed during the War of Independence.

# ira - Sunday 13 March, 2016

‘We need to assess the threat to the 1916 commemorations’

There needs to be a carefully choreographed evacuation plan with an event of this size, writes Tom Clonan.

# ira - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

‘I’m totally lost without you, I’m broken’: Vincent Ryan funeral hears of girlfriend’s heartbreak

Kelly Smyth told mourners they were supposed to get married, but that happy future has been taken from her now.

# ira - Monday 7 March, 2016

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

‘New IRA’ claims responsibility for Belfast prison officer attack

The group said in a statement to the BBC that it was responsible for the bomb explosion.

# ira - Friday 26 February, 2016

Inside Slab Murphy’s multi-million euro, cross-border smuggling empire

Murphy ran a profitable cross-border trade, first with pigs and cattle and then with fuel and oil.

# ira - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Police use enhanced power to seize money from New IRA

“Money that may have been used to buy guns and explosives to attack members of the community … has been taken out of circulation.”

# ira - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Today is a big day for the truth about the ‘Birmingham Six’ IRA pub bombings

In two weeks we’ll know if there’s enough evidence to open an inquest.

# ira - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Shankill Road bombing: new claims put police performance in the spotlight

New claims have come to light which allege that police officers may have known about the bombing in advance.

# ira - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Murdered by the IRA, the body of this British Army Captain has been missing for 40 years

Nairac was believed to have been undercover as an IRA member when he was killed.

# ira - Friday 8 January, 2016

Sinn Féin welcomes involvement of former IRA prisoners in election campaign

Gerry Adams and director of elections Matt Carthy have faced questions about the involvement of former political prisoners in the election campaign.

# ira - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Governor warned of potential ‘bloodbath’ among IRA prisoners if rubber bullets were removed

The government wanted to stop using them as part of efforts to rid them from Northern Ireland.

# ira - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

An Archbishop, a Taoiseach and an angry face-off over IRA violence and ‘genocide’

Garret Fitzgerald said the New York meeting was the most tense he has as Taoiseach outside Ireland.

# ira - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Gerry Adams: People who were involved in the IRA are not criminals

The Sinn Féin leader has been answering questions for a fourth day in a row about Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy’s conviction.

# ira - Sunday 20 December, 2015

The Cork sisters who ran an IRA headquarters from their little shop

Sheila and Nora Wallace were of “tremendous value” in the fight for Irish independence.

# ira - Friday 18 December, 2015

Independent TD defends attempt to post bail for man accused of involvement in plot to bomb Prince Charles visit

Maureen O’Sullivan says the issue is about human rights.

# ira - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Mairia Cahill is refusing to talk about her past dissident links

The Labour Seanad candidate is coming under pressure over her refusal to debate.

# ira - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Mary Lou’s Sinn Féin leadership bid has one very important supporter

The Sinn Féin leader has given his backing to his deputy.

# ira - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Mary Lou says Sinn Féin members – and not the IRA – will pick next leader

A weekend newspaper report claimed the IRA has a say in who will succeed Gerry Adams – and does not favour McDonald.

# ira - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Sinn Féin TD calls Micheál Martin the ‘prime gurrier’ of Leinster House Tense Scenes This post contains videos

Sinn Féin TD calls Micheál Martin the ‘prime gurrier’ of Leinster House

The status of the Provisional IRA was the subject of a tense and fraught debate in the Dáil earlier.

‘You could do this interview without me’: Gerry Adams had a run-in with RTÉ earlier

The Sinn Féin leader and RTÉ presenter Áine Lawlor battled it out.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

# ira - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Provisional IRA members leafleting and electioneering for Sinn Féin – report

Two reports into the current status of the Provisional IRA have been published today. Here’s what they say…

# ira - Monday 19 October, 2015

From The42 Football’s authorities must do more to tackle sectarian abuse aimed at James McClean Opinion

Football’s authorities must do more to tackle sectarian abuse aimed at James McClean

The West Brom and Ireland winger was involved in another controversy at the weekend

# ira - Friday 9 October, 2015

Martin McGuinness: ‘I never talk about shooting anybody but I was a member of the IRA’

McGuinness said forty years on, he is still proud that he was a member of the IRA.

# ira - Friday 18 September, 2015

Semtex, guns and detonators found as police target ‘dissident terrorists’ in west Belfast

Semtex, guns and detonators found as police target ‘dissident terrorists’ in west Belfast

Two arrests come as the British government announced an assessment of paramilitary activity.

# ira - Monday 14 September, 2015

The vast majority of people don’t believe Gerry Adams

A new poll finds that nine out of ten people don’t believe the Sinn Féin president’s claim that he was never in the IRA.

# ira - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Peter Robinson has resigned as First Minister of Northern Ireland

Just one DUP minister will remain in the Executive.

# ira - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Gerry Adams: Sinn Féin had nothing to do with Kevin McGuigan’s murder

The party’s northern chairman Bobby Storey was arrested today in relation to the killing.

# ira - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Karen Buckley’s killer, the garda shooting of a republican and Isis wanting to blow up Newgrange.

# ira - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Browne on Adams: “He was by far the most important person in the IRA from 1980 onwards.”

Vincent Browne tells us why he wanted to make a new three part documentary about the Sinn Féin leader.

Enda Kenny took aim at Sinn Féin in a big way last night

He was speaking to a room full of British and Irish businesspeople in Cambridge.

# ira - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

‘How dare she’: Joan Burton hits back at Mary Lou

The debate over the status of the IRA rages on, with rounds of meetings today in Dublin, London and Belfast.

# ira - Monday 31 August, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

A twist in an Irish nanny’s murder case, a shocking report on a special care unit and violent protests in Ukraine…

Peter Robinson is back from his holidays and he’s taking aim at the UUP

The first minister’s back on the scene – and he’s had a thing or two to say about the raging IRA debate.

# ira - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Flanagan warns against “car crash politics” as IRA debate rages on

His comments follow the UUP’s unanimous vote to leave the North’s power-sharing executive.

# ira - Friday 28 August, 2015

What were we expecting? For all IRA members to lay down their rifles and work a 9 to 5?

The political establishment hopes connecting Sinn Fein with IRA criminality will help spoil Gerry Adams and Co’s chances in the upcoming election, but they should be careful what they wish for, writes Paul Allen.

# ira - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Mary Lou: Sinn Féin ain’t going away, you know

The party’s deputy leader has hit out at attempts to “smear this proud Republican Party and our leader”.

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