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6th December 2023
Prosecutions ruled out against 16 people investigated as part of Stakeknife probe
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence to provide a reasonable prospect of conviction.
This year
Freddie Scappaticci, alleged to have been IRA 'Stakeknife' informer, has died
In 2003, ‘Stakeknife’ was widely named as Freddie Scappaticci.
Family of man tortured by British military into murder confession awarded £350,000
Liam Holden’s conviction was quashed in 2012 and he received £1 million in damages for the miscarriage of justice.
Last year
Taoiseach wears 'shamrock poppy' at British-Irish summit, says it's right to honour those who died
Taoiseach says wearing a poppy is not as controversial as some might suggest.
Controversial Troubles Bill may not be human rights compliant, warns European commissioner
The Bill has been opposed by political parties and victims groups in Northern Ireland and the Irish government.
British soldier died after being mistaken for firing target by short-sighted colleague
Sergeant Gavin Hillier (35) died at the Castlemartin range in Pembrokeshire on 4 March 2021.
Family of Troubles victim call for removal of memorial to British soldier who died while facing trial
Dennis Hutchings died last year while on trial for the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham.
All time
Military funeral granted for Dennis Hutchings, who died while on trial over Troubles shooting
Hutchings died while on trial over the fatal shooting of John Pat Cunningham in 1974.
Troubles: No lawful basis for vulnerable man to be shot, trial of ex-British Army soldier told
Dennis Hutchings, 80, has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone in 1974.
British military tanker drivers take to roads of the UK to ease fuel crisis
200 British military personnel are being deployed to assist in the supply of petrol filling stations
'My father was shot in the back and murdered': Jubilant scenes as Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest verdict
Ten people, including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest, were killed in disputed shootings involving the Army in west Belfast in August 1971.
Veterans commemorate 50th anniversary of British Army deployment in Northern Ireland
Operation Banner began in August 1969 and lasted until 2007.
One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972
The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced its decision this morning.
European Court of Human Rights rejects request to review its 'Hooded men' ruling
“Whilst today is yet another setback, it is by no means the end,” one of the Hooded men said.
British officer guilty of manslaughter of Irish soldier during training exercise
21-year-old Michael Maguire was fatally shot during a training exercise involving live ammunition in 2012.
'Like climbing Everest': How a century's worth of stories from this Cork community made it online
Local historian Anne Donaldson spent years painstakingly transcribing the records from the Ballincollig garrison chapel.
This amputee army veteran from Achill Island is going to row across the Atlantic
Paddy Gallagher lost his leg in Afghanistan after he was blown up by an IED
Two ex-British soldiers to face murder charge for shooting dead of IRA man
Joe McCann was shot dead in Joy Street, Belfast in 1972.
Transgender soldier becomes first woman to serve on frontlines of British Army
Chloe Allen joined the army in 2012 as a man named Ben.
Club proposes to kick British Army side out of championship
After much debate, the Irish Guards were officially recognised as a London GAA club last September.
A monument to Irish men who died fighting for the British has been vandalised
A paint bomb was thrown at a monument to the Royal Munster Fusiliers in Tralee.
Former British soldier released on bail after arrest over Bloody Sunday murders
The 66-year-old man was interviewed by police in Belfast.
Red Devil catches team-mate after parachute fails to open
Neither of the soldiers were injured in the incident.
This is why you should ALWAYS keep an eye out for approaching tanks
This learner driver found out the hard way.
Elderly man arrested over 1974 murder of 27-year-old with mental age of 6 year old
The case of John Pat Cunningham was reopened this year.
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.
About 500 British troops are to train on this Derry mountain and nationalists aren't happy
It’s the largest military exercise in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the troubles
Today marks 100 years since the Battle of Mons - this video shows Ireland's involvement
15,000 Irishmen were part of the initial British forces to land in mainland Europe.
Dublin remembers victims of Ballymurphy Massacre 43 years on
The 11 people, including a priest and a mother-of-eight, were shot by the British Army.
British women could soon be allowed fight on the front lines
Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said a review would be back by the end of 2014.
Ballymurphy parachute regiment killings: NI Secretary says 'no' to Hillsborough-style probe
Ten people were shot dead by the British Army in August 1971. An 11th person died from a heart attack.
British soldier suspected of murdering Antrim man Corporal Geoffrey McNeill
A 23-year-old solider is being questioned by West Mercia Police.
The 'IRA' claims responsibility for devices sent to British Army recruitment centres
The claim was made to Northern Irish media at the weekend according to UK police.
Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims to meet the Taoiseach today
A priest and a mother of eight were among those shot dead by members of the British Army Parachute Regiment in 1971.
TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.
British marine found guilty of murdering Afghan insurgent
The marine was convicted by a seven-strong board, consisting of officers and non-commissioned officers, following a two-week trial.
Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty
The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.
More than 4,400 British soldiers given their marching orders
The soldiers, 84 percent of whom had applied for voluntary redundancy, were informed in person by their commanding officers today.
Three men in Lee Rigby murder investigation bailed
The two suspected killers remain in hospital.