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#Provisional IRA

# provisional-ira - Monday 18 February, 2019

Former Real IRA commander: Even cameras on masts would be seen as 'spy posts' in border regions

John Connolly, the group’s leader in prison in the 2000s, says things would change dramatically in the event of a hard border.

# provisional-ira - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Explainer: What's happening with the inquest into the Kingsmill massacre?

Barry McElduff’s widely criticised Twitter video put the 1976 IRA massacre back in the headlines.

# provisional-ira - Friday 29 December, 2017

'As long as there is work to do we'll continue it': The lead detective searching for the remains of The Disappeared

Geoff Knupfer has a unique role. He can’t make arrests, but concentrates solely on finding bodies.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'The Disappeared' detective hopeful of new search for Columba McVeigh next year Exclusive

Columba McVeigh was 17 when he was kidnapped and killed in November 1975.

# provisional-ira - Friday 5 August, 2016

Over 40 years later, arrest made over sectarian massacre of 10 Protestant workers

One man survived the hail of bullets.

# provisional-ira - Friday 22 January, 2016

Solicitor who claimed he was in IRA to be quizzed over Birmingham pub bombings

The man is now a Dublin-based solicitor.

# provisional-ira - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

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.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Mary Lou's Sinn Féin leadership bid has one very important supporter

The Sinn Féin leader has given his backing to his deputy.

# provisional-ira - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

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.

# provisional-ira - Friday 23 October, 2015

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.

# provisional-ira - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Sinn Féin TD calls Micheál Martin the 'prime gurrier' of Leinster House Tense Scenes This post contains videos

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.

'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.

Who runs Sinn Féin?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# provisional-ira - Thursday 27 August, 2015

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”.

# provisional-ira - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

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.

Gerry Adams: 'Sinn Féin has no special responsibility to respond to allegations about the IRA'

The president of Sinn Féin says the war is over and the IRA is gone and is not coming back.

# provisional-ira - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

A death threat by an AAA councillor, Rosanna Davison’s new book and a destroyed temple in Syria…

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.

# provisional-ira - Monday 24 August, 2015

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 - Sunday 23 August, 2015

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.

# provisional-ira - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

A plane crash in England, a shooting in Athy and an assault on an Irishman in Sydney had people talking today.

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.

Gerry Adams: The IRA had nothing to do with Kevin McGuigan's murder

The Sinn Féin leader said some people are using the killing to “undermine” his party.

# provisional-ira - Friday 21 August, 2015

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# provisional-ira - Thursday 4 December, 2014

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.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?

The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.

# provisional-ira - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Opinion: Be careful of wishing for a Sinn Féin after Gerry Adams

Adams might be the last roadblock to Sinn Féin managing to uncork its potential to conquer the left wing, working class and republican ground in Irish politics.

# provisional-ira - Monday 4 November, 2013

Families of 'The Disappeared' tell their stories as Adams repeats McConville denial

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is likely to face more questions about his alleged membership of the IRA in the wake of a programme broadcast on RTÉ and the BBC tonight.

# provisional-ira - Friday 9 August, 2013

Shatter: IRA needs to cooperate with Garda investigation into prison officer killing

Gerry Adams confirmed earlier today that the IRA was responsible for the shooting dead of Brian Stack thirty years ago.

# provisional-ira - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Adams apologises to family of Jerry McCabe and others killed by republicans

The Sinn Féin president says he is “very sorry for the pain and the loss” inflicted on families of those killed by republicans.

# provisional-ira - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Fine Gael, Sinn Féin in war of words over Dessie Ellis claims

FG chairman Charlie Flanagan said Dessie Ellis’s refusal to discuss British claims that he was involved in IRA murders were “utterly disgraceful”.

# provisional-ira - Friday 28 December, 2012

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis rejects allegations of involvement in 50 IRA murders

A newly-released British document claims that Ellis was involved in the murder of 50 people by the IRA in the north and south during the Troubles but he has rejected these claims.

1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles"

Newly released documents show Ireland’s attempts to engage American President Ronald Reagan on Northern Ireland and to counter British propaganda.

# provisional-ira - Monday 17 September, 2012

Stormont to debate motion calling for Irish apology for Troubles

The DUP has tabled a motion asking Dublin to apologise for its potential involvement in events such as the killing of RUC officers.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Poll: Should Dublin apologise for its role in the Troubles? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Dublin apologise for its role in the Troubles?

The Taoiseach is meeting with the relatives of victims of the Kingsmill Massacre this afternoon, which is expected to lead to renewed calls for an apology from the Irish government for its role in the conflict.

Taoiseach to meet families of 1976 Kingsmill Massacre victims

Ten men were killed when they were taken from a minibus and shot in 1976, apparently merely for being Protestant.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Video: Shadow Dancer and the endgame of the Troubles

Exclusive featurette explains the tightrope walked by cast and crew on the new film trying to depict life in strife-torn 1990s Belfast.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Dissident republican groups merge to form ‘new IRA’

The Real IRA is joining with Republican Action Against Drugs and others in a “unified structure” to reclaim the IRA name.

# provisional-ira - Friday 13 July, 2012

Slain soldier Paddy Kelly to be given posthumous honour

Pte Kelly’s family will accept the Military Star, 29 years after his death in a shoot-out with the Provisional IRA.

# provisional-ira - Monday 26 March, 2012

'I was armed with a pistol' as Minister for Justice, says Des O'Malley

O’Malley served on Jack Lynch’s cabinet following the 1970 arms crisis and IRA split.

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