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Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 12 December, 2018

#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Yesterday’s News

'When the border was finally ripped down - hope rose and healing began. We must not go back'

‘Growing up on the Irish border during the 1970s & 1980s was akin to some Bermuda Triangle existence, where people mysteriously disappeared and to this day, were never seen again,’ writes Grace Vaughan from Monaghan.

# the-troubles - Monday 12 November, 2018

Inquest opens into the deaths of 10 people shot by British soldiers in August 1971

A fresh inquest into the deaths was ordered in 2011.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Alleged IRA bomber told gardaí he believed 'DUP and not the DPP' decided to charge him over 1972 bombing

The 66-year-old appeared before the High Court in Dublin today.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'Is this the best use of £150m?': Ex-NI Secretaries of State say Troubles investigations should stop

The group says there needs to be a more ‘even-handed’ approach to investigations.

# the-troubles - Monday 17 September, 2018

The Disappeared: Search teams 'convinced' remains of Columba McVeigh are in Monaghan bog

A fifth search for the Tyrone teenager killed in 1975 begins today.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'Those scars will never go away': Special ceremony to mark 20th anniversary of Omagh bombing

The 1998 bombing was the single worst atrocity of the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Families hold interfaith service to mark 20-year anniversary of Omagh bombing

The Real IRA car bomb killed 29 people and two unborn children.

# the-troubles - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?' - Condemnation of bonfire taunting Troubles victim

Frazer said he was disgusted for his wider family.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Tánaiste says report that Aidan McAnespie's body part was 'disposed of' must be 'extremely difficult' for the family

The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

From The42 'People were killed over their connection with the GAA and that was the most tragic thing of all' The Troubles

'People were killed over their connection with the GAA and that was the most tragic thing of all'

Mickey Harte reflects on his memories of trying to enjoy Gaelic Football during the Troubles in the latest episode of Laochra Gael.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Family of man shot dead by British Army won't be given report on the killing as it's still too sensitive

The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.

# the-troubles - Monday 29 January, 2018

Loyalist 'supergrass' jailed for six-and-a-half years for five murders

Former Ulster Volunteer Force chief Gary Haggarty was a paid police informer.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Family of prison officer shot dead by IRA says gardaí didn't act on 'significant information'

Brian Stack’s family want the Taoiseach to “demand answers” from gardaí.

# the-troubles - Friday 5 January, 2018

1.7 million viewers tuned into Channel 4's new sitcom set during the Troubles last night

Derry Girls centres around a teenage girl named Erin, her group of friends, and her family.

From The Daily Edge A new sitcom set during the Troubles began last night, and Irish people LOVED it Derry Girls

A new sitcom set during the Troubles began last night, and Irish people LOVED it

They had us at “He was due to start at Christian Brothers but there were concerns for his safety as unfortunately he’s English.”

# the-troubles - Friday 29 December, 2017

'Politicians can't agree about 10 people - so another 490 injured through no fault of their own get nothing'

The political impasse in Northern Ireland leaves those injured in the Troubles in legislative limbo, writes Dennis Godfrey.

# the-troubles - Friday 15 December, 2017

Families of victims of deadliest Belfast bombing of The Troubles say PSNI has 'questions to answer'

Fifteen people were killed when a bomb exploded in McGurk’s Bar in north Belfast in December 1971.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Remembering the time Carrie in Sex and the City compared a fight with her friends to the 'war in Northern Ireland' The Troubles

# the-troubles - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'Nobody had time to sit and ask: Why are these killings taking place? Why are they cutting people up?'

Journalist and author Martin Dillon – who wrote a number of definitive books on the Troubles – talks to us about his autobiography.

# the-troubles - Sunday 17 September, 2017

This stretch of border shows why Brexit will be an enormous headache to manage - we went to talk to locals

This road crosses the border multiple times in just a few miles (or kilometres). What will happen after Brexit?

'Behind the masks': New digital archive documents Northern Ireland's history

A library in Belfast has collected tens of thousands of items related to the Troubles and subsequent peace process.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Patrick O'Donovan: 'I don't differentiate between atrocities'

The junior minister suggested in an interview that republicans were responsible for the Dublin-Monaghan bombings.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

'He's a coward, as simple as that' - Sister of victim rejects apology from IRA bomb maker Dealing With The Past This post contains videos

'He's a coward, as simple as that' - Sister of victim rejects apology from IRA bomb maker

Michael Christopher Hayes said he did not plant bombs in Birmingham but refused to say who did.

# the-troubles - Monday 10 July, 2017

IRA bomb-maker apologises for his part in Birmingham bombings

“I apologise not only for myself, I apologise for all active republicans who had no intention of hurting anybody and sympathise with you.”

# the-troubles - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn says IRA bombing campaign was 'completely wrong'

The UK Labour leader has been coming under pressure to clarify his stance on the IRA’s bombing campaign.

# the-troubles - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Tributes paid on the death of 'secret peacemaker' Brendan Duddy

The Derry businessman had been an important link between IRA forces and the British government for over 20 years.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Remains found in France confirmed to be Seamus Ruddy

The Newry-born teacher was abducted from Paris in 1985.

# the-troubles - Friday 14 April, 2017

Former British soldiers rally against prosecution of retired officers for Troubles-related killings

The veteran’s protest is against what it alleges is a “legal witch hunt” against former soldiers who served during the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

'He goes to his grave having shown no remorse': Criticisms in Stormont on McGuinness's legacy

DUP leader Arlene Foster had somewhat kinder words for her former deputy minister.

Tom Clonan: Truth of what happened in Troubles can't be allowed die with major figures like McGuinness

The untimely death of the Sinn Féin politician has brought Ireland’s faltering peace process into sharp focus, writes Tom Clonan.

# the-troubles - Thursday 26 January, 2017

British MP says he was 'kind of a torturer' during the Troubles

The former colonel, who is now a Conservative MP, completed seven tours of the North.

# the-troubles - Sunday 18 December, 2016

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - suicide, austerity and the Troubles

FactCheck takes a closer look at a claim that was widely shared on social media this year.

# the-troubles - Friday 16 December, 2016

Two ex-British soldiers to face murder charge for shooting dead of IRA man

Joe McCann was shot dead in Joy Street, Belfast in 1972.

# the-troubles - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Enda Kenny and Gerry Adams face off over blacked-out van driver

The Taoiseach called on the Sinn Féin leader to give more information to gardaí.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

'I was actually in jail' - Mayhem in Dáil as FG TD links SF deputies to Brian Stack murder

Alan Farrell says that Dessie Ellis and Martin Ferris should make a statement on the matter.

Explainer: The conflicting words between Gerry Adams and the son of a murdered prison officer

Adams says he will make a statement to the Dáil on the matter.

# the-troubles - Saturday 22 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 10 extremely Irish understatements No Bother

10 extremely Irish understatements

We wouldn’t be ones for making a big deal out of things, now.

# the-troubles - Friday 5 August, 2016

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

One man survived the hail of bullets.

# the-troubles - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Ivor Bell will go on trial over alleged involvement in Jean McConville kidnap and murder

The 79-year-old is also charged with being a member of the IRA.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

20 years on: Family, friends and colleagues gather to remember Jerry McCabe

The detective garda was shot dead by the IRA on this day 20 years ago.

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