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# mi5 - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

MI5 'destroyed material' held by inquiry examining Pat Finucane murder

The solicitor was shot dead by loyalists at his home in Belfast in 1989.

# mi5 - Sunday 7 April, 2019

The man with the silver spoon: Prince William has been interning with British secret service

The royal heir was working with MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.

# mi5 - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Manchester Arena bomb attack 'could have been stopped', report finds

A report was published today looking into the manner in which the MI5 dealt with the attacks.

# mi5 - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

MI5 boss says UK is facing 'intense' terrorism that is becoming 'harder to detect'

The UK has suffered five terror attacks since the start of this year.

# mi5 - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain MI5

UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain

MI5 has raised the threat level from Northern Ireland-related attacks to “substantial”, for the first time in five years.

# mi5 - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

'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.

# mi5 - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

MI5 spies dressed in disguise testify in British shopping centre bomb plot trial 007

MI5 spies dressed in disguise testify in British shopping centre bomb plot trial

One spy wore a John Lennon-style dark brown wig and thin-rimmed spectacles.

# mi5 - Monday 16 February, 2015

'One of the biggest scandals of our age': MI5 accused of covering up sexual abuse

Will the Kincora Boys’ Home be included in a Westminster-ordered child abuse inquiry?

# mi5 - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Family of murdered spy Denis Donaldson accuse gardaí of delaying death inquest

Donaldson worked for Sinn Féin in the Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont before being outed as an MI5 agent in 2005 and later shot dead.

# mi5 - Thursday 7 November, 2013

"Our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee. Al-Qaeda is lapping it up." - MI6

British spy chiefs said today that intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden were being used by enemies to change the way they operate.

# mi5 - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Amnesty International joins calls for Omagh inquiry

Human rights watchdog Amnesty International says that questions remain unanswered over the policing and intelligence gathering around the 1998 bombing which killed 29 people.

# mi5 - Sunday 26 May, 2013

London police arrest three more over drummer's murder

Scotland Yard said the men were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

# mi5 - Saturday 25 May, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Welcome to the weekend! Here are nine things to know before you get started.

Spy agency MI5 'approached' suspect soldier killer, says childhood friend

A British Minister has claimed that even if Lee Rigby’s killers were known to MI5, it is impossible to keep tabs on everyone at all times.

# mi5 - Saturday 10 September, 2011

Third man arrested over 2006 murder of Denis Donaldson

A man is detained at Monaghan Garda Station in connection with the murder of the Provisional IRA member turned MI5 informant.

# mi5 - Monday 15 August, 2011

MI5 called in to decrypt rioters' BlackBerry Messenger data

The Guardian says the UK’s electronic interception centre has also been asked to try and find those responsible for starting riots.

# mi5 - Friday 5 August, 2011

'Weigh importance of info sought against pain inflicted': UK's secret policy on torture

A top secret document has been obtained by the Guardian detailing the UK’s policy on torture.

# mi5 - Friday 6 May, 2011

Coroner's inquest rules that 7/7 victims died unlawfully 7/7

Coroner's inquest rules that 7/7 victims died unlawfully

No individual organisation’s failings contributed to the deaths of 52 people in the July 7 bombings, an inquest concludes.

London coroner to publish findings of July 7 inquests 7/7

London coroner to publish findings of July 7 inquests

The findings of the inquests into the terrorist bombings on July 7, 2005 are due to be published this morning.

# mi5 - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Second man arrested in Denis Donaldson murder investigation

After the earlier arrest of a 70-year-man, a second man has been taken into custody in connection with the 2006 murder.

# mi5 - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Man arrested in Denis Donaldson murder investigation

Donaldson, a Republican double agent, was found dead at his home in a remote part of Co Donegal in April 2006.

# mi5 - Monday 4 April, 2011

MI5 documents show Nazis plans to kill Allied troops with coffee, cigarettes and chocolate

Nazi agents planned to assassinate Allied troops using poisoned foodstuffs and painkillers, as well as swastika emblazoned belt buckles that hid pistols.

# mi5 - Monday 13 December, 2010

Wikileaks cables: Sinn Féin leaders knew of Northern Bank heist plan

WikiLeaks cables suggest Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness knew of plans to rob Northern Bank while they participated in the peace process negotiations.

# mi5 - Friday 17 September, 2010

MI5 chief warns of extended dissident campaign

Security agency’s director general says dissident republican groups showing increased terrorist activity.

# mi5 - Friday 27 August, 2010

THE FAMILY OF MURDERED MI5 agent Denis Donaldson has criticised the decision to adjourn the inquest into his death for a fifth time.

Former Provisional IRA volunteer and Sinn Féin member Donaldson was expelled from the party in 2005 after admitting he had been a paid spy for the British government.

He subsequently left Belfast and moved to Donegal.

He was shot dead at his home in a remote dilapidated cottage in Glenties, Co Donegal, on 4 April, 2006. The Real IRA later claimed responsibility for his death.

Gardaí sought a further adjournment because of “substantial progress” being made in the investigation into his death.

Donaldson’s family questioned the gardaí’s claim that their inquiry is progressing, and their solicitor argued that further adjournments would be unlawful under the European courts.

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a failure to hold an inquest within four and a half years was a breach of international and human rights commitments, and the family which took that challenge were awarded compensation.

The Irish News reports that the solicitor for the Donaldson’s family, Ciaran Shiels, said that there appeared to be a pattern to the hearings. He said that each time the inquest opened, the family were informed there was a new development in the case.

The adjournment was granted, and the coroner set a date next month for parties involved to meet ahead of the next inquest hearing, which is scheduled for 27 January.

[caption id="attachment_15629" align="alignnone" width="511" caption="File photo dated 5 April, 2006, showing an aerial view of the dilapidated house near the village of Glenties, Co Donegal, where former Sinn Fein member and British spy Denis Donaldson lived and was murdered."][/caption]