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#margaret thatcher

# margaret-thatcher - Monday 15 April, 2013

LISTEN: The BBC explains why 'Ding Dong' Thatcher song made number 2

‘Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead’ made number two in the UK singles charts; here’s how the BBC treated the news…

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# margaret-thatcher - Friday 12 April, 2013

Updated: BBC to play ‘short clip’ of Oz song after ‘ding-dong’ with Thatcher fans

The broadcaster is under pressure to ban the song which has surged up the charts in the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death on Monday.

# margaret-thatcher - Thursday 11 April, 2013

The Evening Fix...now with added rainbows and tall ships

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Here's who is attending Thatcher's funeral on behalf of the Irish government...

With the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste unavailable, it will be Education Minister Ruairí Quinn who attends the late British Prime Minister’s funeral next week.

Gerry Adams criticises parties celebrating Thatcher's death

In an interview with a Fermanagh newspaper, Adams also said he forgave the former British Prime Minister.

Video: When Margaret Thatcher didn't want to jump for TV NO NO NO This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Video: When Margaret Thatcher didn't want to jump for TV

The lady’s not for jumping…

From The42 Silence for Hillsborough, not Thatcher, insists Liverpool boss Rodgers Thatcher

Silence for Hillsborough, not Thatcher, insists Liverpool boss Rodgers

“For me that is our only remembrance at the game on Saturday.”

# margaret-thatcher - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate Thatcher This post contains videos

Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate

MPs paid tribute to the late Prime Minister in a special Commons and Lords debate today.

# margaret-thatcher - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

Top 40 placing expected for Wizard of Oz song

All three versions of the song, Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead qualify for the charts under industry rules.

Column: Few politicians have courted controversy and adoration like Thatcher

In Ireland, we tend to think of Margaret Thatcher as either the prime minister who let the hunger strikers die or the pragmatist who signed the Anglo-Irish Agreement. David McCann wonders if this is too narrow a view.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Thatcher to be given ceremonial funeral with military honours

The honours afforded to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will be equivalent to those given to the Queen Mother and Princess Diana.

From The42 Ireland cricketer apologises for 'offensive' tweets on Thatcher death Margaret Thatcher

Ireland cricketer apologises for 'offensive' tweets on Thatcher death

Cricket Ireland said they would consider “appropriate disciplinary action” against John Mooney.

6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland Margaret Thatcher This post contains videos

6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland

Assassination attempts, the Hunger Strikes, and historic agreements were just some of the events involving Britain and Ireland that took place during the Iron Lady’s 11 years as Prime Minister.

# margaret-thatcher - Monday 8 April, 2013

The Evening Fix...now with added reactions from One Directioners

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

“First lady of girl power”: Thatcher’s death – the Twitter reaction Margaret Thatcher This post contains images

“First lady of girl power”: Thatcher’s death – the Twitter reaction

Britain’s first female prime minister died today at the age of 87. The reaction on Twitter was somewhat mixed…

From The Daily Edge 6 elements required for an accurate portrayal of Margaret Thatcher Spitting Image This post contains videos

6 elements required for an accurate portrayal of Margaret Thatcher

She was nothing if not consistent.

Ireland's statements muted as global tributes pour in for Thatcher

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was saddened to hear of the death of the “formidable political leader”.

President Higgins: Thatcher's legacy will be debated for many years

The President said he was “sorry to learn of the death of Lady Thatcher” and extended his condolences to her family.

VIDEOS: 10 pivotal moments from Margaret Thatcher's time in power Iron Lady This post contains videos

VIDEOS: 10 pivotal moments from Margaret Thatcher's time in power

Miners’ strikes, IRA bombings, the Falklands invasion and the threat of Brussels…

From The Daily Edge Sigh. No, Cher is not dead Now That Cher's Not Dead

Sigh. No, Cher is not dead

“Thatcher”. Not “that Cher”.

Gerry Adams has harsh words for Margaret Thatcher

The late former British PM “did great hurt to the Irish and British people”, says the Sinn Féin president in a strongly-worded statement

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In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland

Britain’s first female prime minister died following a stroke this morning.

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

The former Conservative leader and three-time prime minister suffered a stroke and died peacefully, a spokesman says.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Thatcher papers show how Reagan kept Queen Elizabeth II waiting

British documents reveal the countries desire to make sure that President Reagan’s visit in 1982 materialised.

Falklands War: Irish response to Belgrano sinking drew British anger

One of the most controversial incidents of the Falklands War saw a change in the Irish government’s approach to the conflict and a considerable backlash from the British media and public.

# margaret-thatcher - Friday 28 December, 2012

After Falklands invasion, Thatcher sought Haughey’s ‘urgent help’ Falklands This post contains images

After Falklands invasion, Thatcher sought Haughey’s ‘urgent help’

Suggestions that Ireland would not support British efforts to ostracise Argentina after its invasion of the Falklands in April 1982 were met with warnings from diplomats in London.

# margaret-thatcher - Sunday 23 December, 2012

Margaret Thatcher doing 'fine' in hospital

The 87-year-old former leader has suffered a number of health problems in recent years.

# margaret-thatcher - Friday 21 December, 2012

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher undergoes bladder surgery

The 87-year-old former leader has suffered a number of health problems in recent years.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 3 November, 2012

Politician dragged into British sex abuse scandal

BBC’s Newsnight last night aired a report in which two men said they had been abused by a Conservative politician – but the programme did not name him.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD

Patrick Nulty, who lost the Labour whip last December, has said he always opposed the party going into government with Fine Gael and criticised Leo Varadkar’s comments about public sector pay increments.

# margaret-thatcher - Friday 11 May, 2012

Apology after family denies Thatcher and Gaddafi were guests of Haughey

Promotional material for the sale of the former home of ex-Taoiseach Charles Haughey incorrectly stated that Margaret Thatcher and Colonel Gaddafi were once guests at the mansion.

# margaret-thatcher - Thursday 10 May, 2012

In pictures: Haughey's former mansion at Abbeville on sale for €7.5m Property Porn This post contains images

In pictures: Haughey's former mansion at Abbeville on sale for €7.5m

It once played host to Luciano Pavarotti…

# margaret-thatcher - Sunday 15 April, 2012

From The42 Column: 'People are dying without ever having had justice' - Hillsborough 23 years on Opinion

Column: 'People are dying without ever having had justice' - Hillsborough 23 years on

Today marks 23 years since 96 Liverpool supporters died at Hillsborough. Sheila Coleman writes on the ongoing battle for justice for the families and survivors of that fateful day.

# margaret-thatcher - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Check out Ronald Reagan's G7 summit doodles

Former British PM Margaret Thatchter had kept the sketches among her personal papers.

# margaret-thatcher - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Documents reveal Thatcher was wrongly told 'drunk fans' caused Hillsborough

Documents disclosed by the BBC detail the views of senior police officers at the time that Liverpool fans had caused the 1989 stadium disaster when an inquiry later found the failure of police crowd control had been the main cause.

# margaret-thatcher - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Archive Photo of the Day

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# margaret-thatcher - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

From The42 Top Argentine football league renamed in honour of sunk Belgrano warship Belgrano

Top Argentine football league renamed in honour of sunk Belgrano warship

The Argentinian government owns the rights to First Division matches and shows games on free-to-air TV.

# margaret-thatcher - Sunday 15 January, 2012

UCC branch of FG to debate honorary membership for Thatcher

UCC members of Young Fine Gael will debate offering honorary life membership to ‘the Iron Lady’ next Wednesday.