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# ira - Today’s News


# 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”.

“The IRA have gone away. The war is over, they’re not coming back”

‘We differ from the view of the Chief Constable’

# ira - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The Garda Commissioner has weighed in on the existence of the IRA

Noirin O’Sullivan tonight took the unusual step of intervening in an ongoing row.

Gerry Adams: ‘Sinn Féin has no special responsibility to respond to allegations about the IRA’

The president of Sinn Féin says the war is over and the IRA is gone and is not coming back.

“Dried-out husks don’t set out to murder people” – Burton

The Tanaiste’s comments were made in reaction to former Attorney General Michael McDowell saying the decision was made to let the IRA exist to avoid dissidents filling the void.

# ira - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Sinn Féin says Frances Fitzgerald may have broken rules with ‘political smears’

Meanwhile, the Justice Minister has asked the Garda Commissioner to liaise with the PSNI in assessing the current status of the Provisional IRA.

# ira - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Gerry Adams: The IRA had nothing to do with Kevin McGuigan’s murder

The Sinn Féin leader said some people are using the killing to “undermine” his party.

# ira - Friday 21 August, 2015

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# ira - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Police suspect members of the Provisional IRA murdered Kevin McGuigan

The involvement of the Provisional IRA is one of the lines of enquiry being pursued.

# ira - Friday 14 August, 2015

Kevin McGuigan murder: Two arrested and released over killing of ex-IRA man shot in front of his wife

Kevin McGuigan was gunned down in the Catholic Short Strand area of Belfast.

# ira - Monday 10 August, 2015

Five people arrested in operation targeting the IRA

They will appear in court this evening.

# ira - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Gerry Adams: The IRA was never defeated

The Sinn Féin leader was speaking on the 10th anniversary of the formal end to the IRA’s armed campaign.

# ira - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Senator says cyberbullying bill could silence people like Mairia Cahill

Under the proposed law, a person could face 12 months in jail or a €5,000 fine.

# ira - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

‘I’m not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself’: New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism

Críona Ní Dhálaigh said 1916 centenary commemorations will be inclusive.

# ira - Monday 29 June, 2015

Last-ditch attempt to stop Sinn Féin ‘hijacking’ 1916 centenary is ‘laughable’ IRA

# ira - Friday 26 June, 2015

Families of suspected bodies in Meath hope for “an end to the torment”

It’s “more likely than not” that the bodies are of Seamus Wright and Kevin McKee. Joe Lynskey is also believed to be buried nearby.

# ira - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Gardaí have finally started handing over their files on massacre of Protestants

After months of pressure, criticism, and an order from Frances Fitzgerald.

# ira - Monday 15 June, 2015

From The42 ‘Italia 90 success resonated in a rapidly changing Ireland’ Italia 90 Week

‘Italia 90 success resonated in a rapidly changing Ireland’

In an extract from his acclaimed autobiography, Alan McLoughlin remembers representing the Boys in Green at Italia 90.

# ira - Friday 22 May, 2015

Northern Irish justice system apologises to Mairia Cahill over handling of her case

An independent review into the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service’s handling of Cahill’s case is to be published today.

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