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# margaret-thatcher - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Haughey rebuked British ambassador after Thatcher questioned Ireland’s will to defeat IRA
# State Papers 1990
# State Papers 1990

Haughey rebuked British ambassador after Thatcher questioned Ireland’s will to defeat IRA

Dec 27th 2020, 5:02 PM 35,607 Views 32 Comments

An Irish official relayed that ambassador Sir Nicholas Fenn explained Thatcher had been speaking with a “certain sense of exasperation”.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Thatcher told Haughey that Ireland's refusal to extradite IRA priest was 'a major setback'
# FR PATRICK RYAN
# FR PATRICK RYAN

Thatcher told Haughey that Ireland's refusal to extradite IRA priest was 'a major setback'

Dec 28th 2019, 9:30 PM 40,878 Views 35 Comments

Ireland and the UK disagreed over how to handle the case of Fr Patrick Ryan, and the US considered intervening, State papers reveal.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher
# Hunger Strikes
# Hunger Strikes

Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher

Sep 21st 2019, 10:39 AM 34,507 Views 47 Comments

The songwriter disagreed with how Thatcher treated hunger strikers and miners in the 1980s.

# margaret-thatcher - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

A statue of Margaret Thatcher is to be put on a 3.2 metre plinth to deter vandals
# On A Pedestal
# On A Pedestal

A statue of Margaret Thatcher is to be put on a 3.2 metre plinth to deter vandals

Feb 6th 2019, 10:54 AM 65,283 Views 83 Comments

The statue is planned for her hometown of Grantham.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef
# Trade Partners
# Trade Partners

Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef

Dec 29th 2018, 8:00 PM 22,502 Views 45 Comments

Ireland had built up a valuable beef export partnership with Libya.

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'
# State Papers
# State Papers

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'

Dec 29th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,992 Views 31 Comments

The frank assessment came in meeting between the pair in The Hague in 1986.

# margaret-thatcher - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'The Heysel ban wasn't really about football, it was an attack on working-class culture'
# Crime And Punishment
From The42
# Crime And Punishment

'The Heysel ban wasn't really about football, it was an attack on working-class culture'

Mar 18th 2018, 8:00 PM 40,614 Views 27 Comments

Journalist Tony Evans discusses the 1985-86 season, and the long-lasting consequences that the events surrounding it had on English football.

# margaret-thatcher - Friday 29 December, 2017

'My feelings go deeper than anger': Thatcher lambasted Haughey during aftermath of Enniskillen bomb
# State Papers 1987
# State Papers 1987

'My feelings go deeper than anger': Thatcher lambasted Haughey during aftermath of Enniskillen bomb

Dec 29th 2017, 7:27 AM 28,561 Views 84 Comments

Details of the row about extradition procedures have been revealed in freshly released state papers.

# margaret-thatcher - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Ghost of Thatcher haunts May as she fights plot to oust her
# Tory Troubles
# Tory Troubles

Ghost of Thatcher haunts May as she fights plot to oust her

Oct 8th 2017, 2:29 PM 12,627 Views 36 Comments

The British Prime Minister might demote Boris Johnson in a cabinet reshuffle.

# margaret-thatcher - Sunday 6 March, 2016

These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history
# Rags To Riches
# Rags To Riches

These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history

Mar 6th 2016, 4:00 PM 45,506 Views 22 Comments

Some came from very humble beginnings.

# margaret-thatcher - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Thatcher minister says Ireland made "mistake" and should rejoin UK
# Nigel Bites
# Nigel Bites

Thatcher minister says Ireland made "mistake" and should rejoin UK

Feb 25th 2016, 7:30 AM 33,332 Views 187 Comments

Nigel Lawson – father of Nigella – is now chairman of the Vote Leave campaign.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush Loyalist strikers just like she did the miners
# Belfast Bunfight
# Belfast Bunfight

Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush Loyalist strikers just like she did the miners

Jan 2nd 2016, 7:15 AM 14,119 Views 24 Comments

The UK Prime Minister was determined not to let them take down the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

# margaret-thatcher - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

When Maggie dropped some epic shade on Garret FitzGerald...
# Ouch
# Ouch

When Maggie dropped some epic shade on Garret FitzGerald...

Dec 30th 2015, 6:30 AM 9,594 Views 29 Comments

Mrs Thatcher was not a fan of Ministers for Foreign Affairs.

# margaret-thatcher - Friday 6 November, 2015

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed
# Thatcherite
# Thatcherite

'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed

Nov 6th 2015, 4:35 PM 24,903 Views 145 Comments

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 10 October, 2015

Geoffrey Howe, old ally to Margaret Thatcher, has died
# RIP
# RIP

Geoffrey Howe, old ally to Margaret Thatcher, has died

Oct 10th 2015, 4:07 PM 9,002 Views 29 Comments

Howe, former chancellor of the exchequer among other things, has died from a heart attack aged 88.

# margaret-thatcher - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Joan Burton compared to Margaret Thatcher (again)
# Dáil Scenes
# Dáil Scenes

Joan Burton compared to Margaret Thatcher (again)

Jul 2nd 2015, 1:21 PM 12,918 Views 140 Comments

But the lady is not for turning on the cut to the one-parent family payment.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 30 May, 2015

A LOT of people were fooled by this disturbing tweet from a parody ITV account...
# Fool Me Once
From The Daily Edge
# Fool Me Once

A LOT of people were fooled by this disturbing tweet from a parody ITV account...

May 30th 2015, 1:45 PM 6,695 Views 0 Comments

:O

# margaret-thatcher - Sunday 25 January, 2015

'You planted the bomb that killed my dad, but who are you?'
# Brighton Bombing
# Brighton Bombing

'You planted the bomb that killed my dad, but who are you?'

Jan 25th 2015, 7:30 AM 18,029 Views 59 Comments

An incredible friendship grew from the aftermath of the Brighton bombing.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Thatcher in '84: 'The Irish don't like to move, but they're all terribly happy to move to Britain'
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

Thatcher in '84: 'The Irish don't like to move, but they're all terribly happy to move to Britain'

Dec 27th 2014, 8:17 PM 68,482 Views 163 Comments

The PM’s comments have been revealed in newly released state documents.

The secret note that revealed how much Margaret Thatcher trusted Garret Fitzgerald
# State Papers
# State Papers

The secret note that revealed how much Margaret Thatcher trusted Garret Fitzgerald

Dec 27th 2014, 8:15 AM 17,781 Views 38 Comments

A steering note before Garret Fitzgerald’s meeting with Margaret Thatcher shows us how she was “by political preference” a Unionist.

# margaret-thatcher - Monday 10 November, 2014

Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher
# Not For Turning
# Not For Turning

Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher

Nov 10th 2014, 3:55 PM 18,768 Views 96 Comments

And not for the first time either.

# margaret-thatcher - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

"I remember looking at him and thinking - you’re not my idea of a terrorist"
# Brighton Bombing
# Brighton Bombing

"I remember looking at him and thinking - you’re not my idea of a terrorist"

Oct 22nd 2014, 2:23 PM 11,588 Views 49 Comments

Speaking on the Tubridy programme today, Jo Berry, daughter of a Conservative MP killed in the Brighton bombing, described how she came to find forgiveness and understanding.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 11 October, 2014

30 years ago tonight, the IRA tried to murder Margaret Thatcher
# Room 629
# Room 629

30 years ago tonight, the IRA tried to murder Margaret Thatcher

Oct 11th 2014, 8:30 PM 42,129 Views 145 Comments

The Brighton bombing was “the most audacious attack on a British government” in nearly 400 years.

# margaret-thatcher - Friday 3 January, 2014

Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south
# 1984
# 1984

Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south

Jan 3rd 2014, 8:41 AM 26,788 Views 231 Comments

The plan was revealed by British state papers released under the 30 year rule.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Haughey sought military advice on a common defence plan for Ireland and the UK
# State Papers
# State Papers

Haughey sought military advice on a common defence plan for Ireland and the UK

Dec 28th 2013, 7:30 AM 8,077 Views 17 Comments

State Papers show he planned to ‘bait’ Margaret Thatcher into talks on reunification using the plan.

# margaret-thatcher - Friday 27 December, 2013

Cost of Margaret Thatcher's helicopter created headaches for govt departments
# 1983
# 1983

Cost of Margaret Thatcher's helicopter created headaches for govt departments

Dec 27th 2013, 10:00 AM 14,995 Views 31 Comments

Departments conversed internally about who should pay the cost which reached more than £8,000.

# margaret-thatcher - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

The 39 photographs that took our breath away this year
# Pics Of The Year
# Pics Of The Year

The 39 photographs that took our breath away this year

Dec 24th 2013, 7:00 PM 54,876 Views 44 Comments

From Commander Hadfield to Batkid, here are the most striking photographs from 2013.

# margaret-thatcher - Monday 30 September, 2013

"Our Maggie": Tories open party conference with glowing video tribute
# Fair And Balanced
# Fair And Balanced

"Our Maggie": Tories open party conference with glowing video tribute

Sep 30th 2013, 3:05 PM 5,210 Views 83 Comments

Got a spare ten minutes to watch our nomination for least balanced ‘documentary’ of 2013?

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Margaret Thatcher's ashes laid to rest in private London service
# Thatcher
# Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher's ashes laid to rest in private London service

Sep 28th 2013, 5:00 PM 9,283 Views 90 Comments

A plaque with the inscription “Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013″ was placed at the site where she was laid to rest in the grounds of a military nursing home.

# margaret-thatcher - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Beards for the beardless is the best hashtag around
# Beardin' Deadly
From The Daily Edge
# Beardin' Deadly

Beards for the beardless is the best hashtag around

Aug 14th 2013, 7:00 PM 1,827 Views 0 Comments

Jessie J! Margaret Thatcher! The Queen! They’ve all got beards!

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here Is What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 3rd 2013, 8:27 PM 11,491 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the looming Dublin Bus strike, the horrific car crash in Donegal and what the son of Bishop Eamon Casey had to say about Gay Byrne…

# margaret-thatcher - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Thatcher tweet sees Irish cricket star banned for 3 matches
# Twitter
From The42
# Twitter

Thatcher tweet sees Irish cricket star banned for 3 matches

Apr 23rd 2013, 2:50 PM 15,511 Views 57 Comments

John Mooney quickly apologised for the ‘derogatory’ message about the former British PM.

# margaret-thatcher - Friday 19 April, 2013

Criticism after Aussie TV host draws ‘Irish’ link to Boston bombings
# Boston
# Boston

Criticism after Aussie TV host draws ‘Irish’ link to Boston bombings

Apr 19th 2013, 8:36 AM 29,057 Views 125 Comments

David Koch of Channel Seven says Boston’s Irish population may link the Marathon bombings to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

# margaret-thatcher - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one

Apr 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 572 Views 50 Comments

Margaret Thatcher normalised female success, challenging the prevailing orthodoxy that women were unsuited to the pursuit of power, but mechanisms, such as electoral gender quotas would have been anathema to her, writes Margaret O’Keefe.

# margaret-thatcher - Wednesday 17 April, 2013

Signs of Thatcher: loved and hated in life and death
# Iron Lady
# Iron Lady

Signs of Thatcher: loved and hated in life and death

Apr 17th 2013, 3:12 PM 14,010 Views 77 Comments

Reflecting how divisive the former prime minister was during her political life, supporters and detractors turned out for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral this morning.

Thatcher: "You can't trust the Irish, they are all liars"
# Ouch
# Ouch

Thatcher: "You can't trust the Irish, they are all liars"

Apr 17th 2013, 1:49 PM 59,173 Views 282 Comments

Former Labour minister Peter Mandelson said Thatcher gave him the advice on the day he was appointed Secretary for Northern Ireland.

Pics: Protesters, supporters and mourners at Margaret Thatcher's funeral
# Margaret Thatcher
# Margaret Thatcher

Pics: Protesters, supporters and mourners at Margaret Thatcher's funeral

Apr 17th 2013, 12:32 PM 11,999 Views 30 Comments

Big Ben’s bell was silenced as Margaret Thatcher’s coffin was driven through the streets of London.

Thatcher's funeral to have twice as many security staff as mourners
# Iron Lady
# Iron Lady

Thatcher's funeral to have twice as many security staff as mourners

Apr 17th 2013, 8:07 AM 7,055 Views 41 Comments

2,300 people will attend the ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral, with 4,000 police officers and 700 military personnel on duty.

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