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'We want the truth': New inquests into Birmingham pub bombings begin
The attack on two pubs came at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
# A good republican
Gerry Adams: People who were involved in the IRA are not criminals
The Sinn Féin leader has been answering questions for a fourth day in a row about Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy’s conviction.
# No vacancy right now
Mary Lou's Sinn Féin leadership bid has one very important supporter
The Sinn Féin leader has given his backing to his deputy.
# Actually have gone away
Mary Lou says Sinn Féin members - and not the IRA - will pick next leader
A weekend newspaper report claimed the IRA has a say in who will succeed Gerry Adams – and does not favour McDonald.
# Not hacked
Sinn Féin TD defends sarcastic tweets about 'getting instructions from Army Council'
The Meath West deputy said he was “lampooning” other politicians’ criticism of his party.
# Freddie Scappaticci
'British spy' and IRA agent Stakeknife to be investigated over 24 murders
Freddie Scappaticci has consistently denied being an informer.
# Tense scenes
Sinn Féin TD calls Micheál Martin the 'prime gurrier' of Leinster House
The status of the Provisional IRA was the subject of a tense and fraught debate in the Dáil earlier.
# Army Council
'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.
# State of the Nation
Who runs Sinn Féin?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Arrests
Gerry Adams: Sinn Féin had nothing to do with Kevin McGuigan's murder
The party’s northern chairman Bobby Storey was arrested today in relation to the killing.
# tough talking
Mary Lou: Sinn Féin ain't going away, you know
The party’s deputy leader has hit out at attempts to “smear this proud Republican Party and our leader”.
# correcting the record
The Garda Commissioner has weighed in on the existence of the IRA
Noirin O’Sullivan tonight took the unusual step of intervening in an ongoing row.
# kevin mcguigan
Sinn Féin says Frances Fitzgerald may have broken rules with 'political smears'
Meanwhile, the Justice Minister has asked the Garda Commissioner to liaise with the PSNI in assessing the current status of the Provisional IRA.
# kevin mcguigan
Sinn Féin hits back at 'cynical and wholly self-serving' attacks
Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams are coming in for criticism this morning.
# Provisional IRA
Coveney: Comments about Provisional IRA criminal activity 'of real concern'
The Defence Minister said the Irish government must remain very cautious when responding to the PSNI chief’s comments.
# peaceful
The Provisional IRA still exists but it's 'no longer engaged in terrorism'
PSNI Chief George Hamilton said the primary focus of the organisation is now promoting a peaceful, political Republican agenda.
# Kieran Conway
Former IRA officer: 'Gardaí colluded with us during the Troubles'
The IRA’s former head of intelligence has made the claims in a new book.
# 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.
# Murder Inquiry
Man in early 20s arrested over 2007 killing of Paul Quinn in Monaghan
The 21-year-old was beaten to death by a gang of masked men at a barn in Tullycora. Members of the IRA are believed to have been behind the attack.
Column: To move on from the Troubles we have to face the past with compassion
Behind each death of the Troubles are real, grieving people – many of whom have been waiting for the truth for far too long, writes David McCann.
# Charged
Man charged with membership of an unlawful organisation
The man, in his 40s, was arrested in Limerick last Monday.
# The Disappeared
Grave being excavated in search for 'Disappeared' teen
Investigators working on theory that remains of IRA victim were secreted in plot.
# Northern Ireland
Adams denies IRA involved in death of 'disappeared' man
Search continues for missing victims continues as remains discovered yesterday are examined.