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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# 1972

Last year
# Merrion Square
An expression of anger: The burning of the British Embassy in Dublin after Bloody Sunday
The embassy became a focal point for demonstrators after the British Army killed 13 people in Derry.
# timeline
Bloody Sunday: How day of violence unfolded
Two policemen had been murdered in the city three days before soldiers opened fire on civil rights demonstrators.
# 50 years later
Timeline of '72: Northern Ireland facing 50-year anniversary of Troubles' bloodiest year
The 50-year anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Bloody Friday and several other atrocities will take place in 2022.
All time
# Trial
Republican Ivor Bell found not guilty of soliciting murder of Jean McConville
The mother-of-ten was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back of the head in December 1972.
# Explainer
Explainer: Why, almost 50 years on from Bloody Sunday, ex-British soldiers could face murder charges
After years of investigations from the PSNI, soldiers are set to be told today whether they’ll face prosecution.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Did a drink-driving campaign in 1972 really say the FIFTH pint was the one too many?
No. Of course not.
# Waterboarding
Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland
In documents seen by Channel 4, the Ministry of Defence admitted that they found some claims of torture credible.
# The Disappeared
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.
# Jean McConville
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.
# Jean McConville
Adams: Legacy issues best dealt with through "truth recovery process"
The Sinn Féin leader has been reacting to this morning’s court appearance in relation to the murder of Jean McConville in 1972.
# The Disappeared
Jean McConville family launch civil action against PSNI & MoD
The mother of ten was abducted, tortured and killed by the IRA in 1972. Her body was found in Louth ten years ago today.
# The Greatest
VIDEO: When Muhammad Ali came to Ireland
Film tells story of how a circus strongman from Kerry brought ‘The Greatest’ to fight in Croke Park in 1972.
# refusal
IOC against minute's silence for Munich victims
The organisation’s president has dismissed calls for a minute’s silence to commemorate the event.
# Euro Countdown
40 days to Euro 2012: Where did the Germans get such amazing jackets?
Franz Beckenbauer lifted the cup for West Germany in 1972 but the real winner that day was fashion.
# The Troubles
Northern Irish authorities look to US files in murder investigation
US Federal Authorities seek Boston College’s confidential files on The Troubles for Northern Irish authorities.