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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'
# The North
# The North

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 5:26 PM 17,648 Views 17 Comments

The Assembly was recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals to deal with legacy in NI.

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted
# Classified Documents
# Classified Documents

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted

Jul 20th 2021, 9:13 AM 28,830 Views 28 Comments

The 1997 speech, marking the 150th anniversary of the Famine, did not have input from the then-Prime Minister, files show.

# the-troubles - Friday 16 July, 2021

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans
# The North
# The North

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 6,953 Views 9 Comments

Stormont is to be recalled on Tuesday to debate plans for a statute of limitations on Troubles crimes.

# the-troubles - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow
# Nothern Ireland
# Nothern Ireland

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow

Jul 15th 2021, 6:49 PM 12,981 Views 22 Comments

A former chief constable said the plans for a statute of limitations did not sit comfortably with him.

Johnson's claim that halting prosecutions will 'draw a line under the Troubles' provokes outcry
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Johnson's claim that halting prosecutions will 'draw a line under the Troubles' provokes outcry

Jul 15th 2021, 12:00 PM 12,901 Views 27 Comments

The proposed Troubles amnesty has been labelled the “mother and father of all cover-ups”.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions

Updated Jul 14th 2021, 11:02 AM 18,642 Views 0 Comments

Foreign Affairs minister Simon Coveney said: “This is not a fait accompli.”

# the-troubles - Friday 2 July, 2021

What caused landmark legacy prosecutions against former British soldiers to collapse?
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

What caused landmark legacy prosecutions against former British soldiers to collapse?

Jul 2nd 2021, 3:37 PM 7,251 Views 6 Comments

A judge’s ruling in the trial over the 1972 murder of Joe McCann has led to two other cases unravelling.

# the-troubles - Monday 14 June, 2021

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 1:30 PM 16,161 Views 23 Comments

Lawyers argued those affected were entitled to ‘effective, independent investigation’.

# the-troubles - Thursday 27 May, 2021

A bullet in the post and being harassed on the way to training - Gaels living with the Troubles
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

A bullet in the post and being harassed on the way to training - Gaels living with the Troubles

May 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 15,360 Views 4 Comments

Down’s Conor Deegan and Antrim hurling legend Terence McNaughton recall the experiences of living through the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'

Updated May 11th 2021, 8:55 PM 33,914 Views 141 Comments

Legislation on the issue is expected to be forthcoming.

Ballymurphy inquests: Use of lethal force by British Army in 1971 shootings 'not justified', coroner rules
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Ballymurphy inquests: Use of lethal force by British Army in 1971 shootings 'not justified', coroner rules

Updated May 11th 2021, 2:40 PM 37,283 Views 28 Comments
  • The events of 9-11 August 1971 in Belfast have become known as the Ballymurphy Massacre
  • Coroner Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan has said all 10 victims were "entirely innocent"
  • The coroner raised concerns about “serious failings” in military testimony provided
  • Minister Simon Coveney described the ruling as "historic" and said all bereaved families must have access to "an effective investigation"

# the-troubles - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

Apr 10th 2021, 12:09 PM 15,991 Views 54 Comments

The agreement was signed 23 years ago today.

# the-troubles - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
# Belfast Violence
# Belfast Violence

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out

Apr 8th 2021, 10:08 AM 23,293 Views 37 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.

# the-troubles - Sunday 7 March, 2021

'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed

Mar 7th 2021, 1:00 PM 14,175 Views 0 Comments

The scheme applies to individuals who have lost a parent, spouse/partner, and/or a child in Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Future of long-running Troubles archive secured with new funding
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Future of long-running Troubles archive secured with new funding

Feb 17th 2021, 10:36 AM 6,147 Views 3 Comments

Cain has been a free online resource since March 1997.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

Jan 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 63,676 Views 104 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

# the-troubles - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict

Jan 21st 2021, 11:55 AM 7,836 Views 5 Comments

They want an independent team of detectives to search for leads for fresh prosecutions and other measures to recover information.

# the-troubles - Sunday 27 December, 2020

IRA did not want Sinn Fein to get involved with backchannel peace talks with the British
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

IRA did not want Sinn Fein to get involved with backchannel peace talks with the British

Dec 27th 2020, 8:00 AM 25,651 Views 60 Comments

State papers reveal that IRA chiefs did not like the socialism of Sinn Fein’s “urban-based leadership”.

# the-troubles - Monday 30 November, 2020

British government will not order public inquiry into 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

British government will not order public inquiry into 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 8:21 PM 28,764 Views 38 Comments

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast in 1989.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Taoiseach will 'make clear' to Boris Johnson the need for public inquiry into Pat Finucane murder
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Taoiseach will 'make clear' to Boris Johnson the need for public inquiry into Pat Finucane murder

Nov 24th 2020, 4:53 PM 8,274 Views 7 Comments

Pat Finucane’s widow Geraldine and son John met the Taoiseach yesterday.

# the-troubles - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Northern parties (minus DUP and UUP) join forces to call for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Northern parties (minus DUP and UUP) join forces to call for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane

Nov 22nd 2020, 6:06 PM 21,250 Views 25 Comments

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in 1989 amid claims of collusion with state forces.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Families of Bloody Sunday victims 'deeply disappointed' as decision not to prosecute 15 British soldiers is upheld
# Derry
# Derry

Families of Bloody Sunday victims 'deeply disappointed' as decision not to prosecute 15 British soldiers is upheld

Updated Sep 29th 2020, 2:25 PM 33,627 Views 0 Comments

The range of potential offences included murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily injury with intent.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Sinn Féin MLA apologises following criticism for 'disgusting' comments on Troubles victims pension
# Martina Anderson
# Martina Anderson

Sinn Féin MLA apologises following criticism for 'disgusting' comments on Troubles victims pension

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 10:37 AM 48,722 Views 150 Comments

Martina Anderson said the money was mainly for “those who fought Britain’s dirty war in Ireland”.

# the-troubles - Monday 17 August, 2020

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions
# Belfast
# Belfast

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions

Aug 17th 2020, 12:10 AM 13,774 Views 0 Comments

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review case against the Northern Ireland Executive.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume
# Newspapers
# Newspapers

'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume

Aug 4th 2020, 8:32 AM 26,208 Views 19 Comments

Newspapers have extensively covered the life of John Hume in today’s front pages.

# the-troubles - Thursday 30 July, 2020

RUC officers will not face prosecution over case of first child killed in the Troubles
# Patrick Rooney
# Patrick Rooney

RUC officers will not face prosecution over case of first child killed in the Troubles

Jul 30th 2020, 3:36 PM 17,719 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Rooney was the first child to be killed in the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:37 AM 11,733 Views 10 Comments

Victims Commissioner Judith Thompson said the treatment of victims by the authorities was “cruel, callous and insulting”.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Gerry Adams: 'It's up to the UK government now to address the cases of other internees'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Gerry Adams: 'It's up to the UK government now to address the cases of other internees'

May 13th 2020, 7:49 PM 14,094 Views 67 Comments

Gerry Adams welcomes the UK Supreme Court quashing today of his conviction for attempted Maze Prison escapes in the 1970s.

# the-troubles - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup

Apr 19th 2020, 9:30 PM 30,996 Views 2 Comments

Felix Healy looks back on his remarkable football career and life.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI

Mar 18th 2020, 7:26 AM 19,822 Views 31 Comments

The plans will deliver on the government’s promise to protect its former soldiers.

# the-troubles - Saturday 1 February, 2020

British government outlines Troubles victims pension scheme but SF criticises 'hierarchy of victims'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

British government outlines Troubles victims pension scheme but SF criticises 'hierarchy of victims'

Feb 1st 2020, 10:59 AM 12,691 Views 33 Comments

Those convicted of playing a part in an incident in which they were injured will be denied access to the scheme.

# the-troubles - Saturday 28 December, 2019

NI lobby group was accused of misleading investors about Republic to 'damage our national interest'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

NI lobby group was accused of misleading investors about Republic to 'damage our national interest'

Dec 28th 2019, 7:15 AM 16,826 Views 9 Comments

The spat was the subject of talks between a UK minister and an Irish ambassador in 1989.

# the-troubles - Monday 11 November, 2019

Coveney says Johnson promise to protect British soldiers from prosecution 'very concerning'
# Troubles Era
# Troubles Era

Coveney says Johnson promise to protect British soldiers from prosecution 'very concerning'

Updated Nov 11th 2019, 1:15 PM 31,366 Views 0 Comments

The prosecution of British soldiers for actions during the Troubles has proved controversial in the UK.

# the-troubles - Sunday 10 November, 2019

‘Nobody knows my Philip’s name’: Telling the stories of the Children of the Troubles
# Remembered
# Remembered

‘Nobody knows my Philip’s name’: Telling the stories of the Children of the Troubles

Nov 10th 2019, 10:00 PM 17,352 Views 19 Comments

A new book by Joe Duffy and Freya McClements seeks to tell those 186 stories.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Injured victims of the Troubles to get annual pension of between £2,000 and £10,000
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Injured victims of the Troubles to get annual pension of between £2,000 and £10,000

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:55 PM 12,569 Views 12 Comments

Legislation that requires the UK Government to introduce a scheme came into effect at midnight on Monday.

# the-troubles - Saturday 19 October, 2019

1972 IRA documentary was ‘banned’ from being shown
# Spotlight On The Trouble
# Spotlight On The Trouble

1972 IRA documentary was ‘banned’ from being shown

Oct 19th 2019, 12:38 PM 49,240 Views 43 Comments

The Secret Army documentary includes scenes which show Martin McGuinness with a car which was later used to bomb Derry and handling a gun.

# the-troubles - Monday 23 September, 2019

The Disappeared: Search team questions if Columba McVeigh's body was moved
# Bragan Bog
# Bragan Bog

The Disappeared: Search team questions if Columba McVeigh's body was moved

Updated Sep 23rd 2019, 4:43 PM 19,776 Views 70 Comments

The ICLVR says it has “no reason to believe” it was deliberately misled about the location of the body.

# the-troubles - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher
# Hunger Strikes
# Hunger Strikes

Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher

Sep 21st 2019, 10:39 AM 34,511 Views 47 Comments

The songwriter disagreed with how Thatcher treated hunger strikers and miners in the 1980s.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Bloody Sunday: Soldier F murder case adjourned until December at Derry hearing
# Soldier F
# Soldier F

Bloody Sunday: Soldier F murder case adjourned until December at Derry hearing

Sep 18th 2019, 12:30 PM 11,714 Views 0 Comments

Soldier F is accused of two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Veteran IRA member claims Gerry Adams lied when he denied being a member of the organisation
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Veteran IRA member claims Gerry Adams lied when he denied being a member of the organisation

Sep 17th 2019, 12:40 PM 28,479 Views 105 Comments

The Louth TD has repeatedly denied accusations that he was a member of the paramilitary organisation.

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