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#The Troubles

# 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 63,805 Views 105 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 7,855 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 25,765 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 28,801 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 8,298 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 21,272 Views 26 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 33,688 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 48,779 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 13,810 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 26,297 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 17,807 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 11,766 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 14,152 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 31,318 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 19,856 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 12,708 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 16,868 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 31,395 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 17,544 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 12,597 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 49,409 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 19,963 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 34,618 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 11,744 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 28,602 Views 106 Comments

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

# the-troubles - Friday 13 September, 2019

Recent attempted bombings in Northern Ireland could drag us all back to the Troubles
# TOM CLONAN
# TOM CLONAN

Recent attempted bombings in Northern Ireland could drag us all back to the Troubles

Sep 13th 2019, 6:20 AM 21,183 Views 19 Comments

A recent attempted mortar attack in Strabane has all the hallmarks of the past, writes Tom Clonan.

# the-troubles - Friday 6 September, 2019

Documentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troubles-era bomb attacks
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Documentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troubles-era bomb attacks

Sep 6th 2019, 7:40 AM 32,623 Views 64 Comments

The revelations are made in a documentary about the Troubles to air next week.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Events take place to mark 40 years since IRA killings of Lord Mountbatten and Warrenpoint soldiers
# Bloody Monday
# Bloody Monday

Events take place to mark 40 years since IRA killings of Lord Mountbatten and Warrenpoint soldiers

Updated Aug 27th 2019, 1:45 PM 48,902 Views 134 Comments

The killings took place on one of the deadliest days of the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland
# Free Derry
# Free Derry

Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland

Aug 11th 2019, 10:00 PM 32,415 Views 43 Comments

In August 1969, the people of the city’s Bogside area erected barricades to prevent the RUC entering.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Man to be charged with murder of ex-Sinn Féin official and IRA/MI5 double-agent Denis Donaldson
# Glenties
# Glenties

Man to be charged with murder of ex-Sinn Féin official and IRA/MI5 double-agent Denis Donaldson

Updated Jul 3rd 2019, 4:34 PM 19,274 Views 0 Comments

Donaldson was killed months after admitting that he had worked as an M15 agent for over 20 years.

# the-troubles - Friday 21 June, 2019

Ex-IRA man granted UK Supreme Court hearing over Boston College tapes
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Ex-IRA man granted UK Supreme Court hearing over Boston College tapes

Jun 21st 2019, 7:11 PM 24,032 Views 0 Comments

The tapes which contain interviews with former paramilitaries were not meant to be heard in public until after their deaths.

# the-troubles - Monday 17 June, 2019

How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final
# The Troubles
From The42
# The Troubles

How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final

Jun 17th 2019, 1:38 PM 41,179 Views 11 Comments

‘I heard what I thought was a cork popping. I looked behind me and there was a bullet-hole in the mirror.’

# the-troubles - Monday 3 June, 2019

Police investigate hate crime at Warrenpoint memorial dedicated to 18 British soldiers
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Police investigate hate crime at Warrenpoint memorial dedicated to 18 British soldiers

Jun 3rd 2019, 1:01 PM 15,140 Views 47 Comments

Ulster Unionist Councillor of Newry David Taylor said that it was “another disgusting attack” on the memorial.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'The system is not fair': MPs criticise Theresa May over Northern Ireland amnesty
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'The system is not fair': MPs criticise Theresa May over Northern Ireland amnesty

May 22nd 2019, 4:04 PM 14,652 Views 52 Comments

A “presumption against prosecution” for alleged offences committed by British soldiers has been proposed by the UK government.

# the-troubles - Friday 29 March, 2019

Tom Clonan: Deal or no deal, the border will be our problem this time. And we aren't ready for it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Tom Clonan: Deal or no deal, the border will be our problem this time. And we aren't ready for it

Mar 29th 2019, 7:00 AM 31,741 Views 58 Comments

The Irish Defence Forces is already on its knees and will be unable to patrol any border on this island, writes Tom Clonan.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'It's part of history': Auctioneer defends decision to sell deactivated rocket launcher
# Whyte's Auctioneer
# Whyte's Auctioneer

'It's part of history': Auctioneer defends decision to sell deactivated rocket launcher

Mar 20th 2019, 10:56 PM 22,941 Views 20 Comments

It is expected to fetch between €4,000 to €6,000

# the-troubles - Friday 8 March, 2019

Poll: Should Karen Bradley resign as Northern Ireland Secretary?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Karen Bradley resign as Northern Ireland Secretary?

Mar 8th 2019, 10:29 AM 54,156 Views 101 Comments

She has been sharply criticised for comments she made about killings during the Troubles.

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley
# Call To Resign
# Call To Resign

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley

Mar 8th 2019, 10:13 AM 12,749 Views 20 Comments

The group have refused to allow the UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary to apologise to them in person over comments she made about the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Thursday 7 March, 2019

FactCheck: Is Karen Bradley correct that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were 'not crimes'?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Karen Bradley correct that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were 'not crimes'?

Mar 7th 2019, 12:02 PM 28,768 Views 44 Comments

Bradley has come under severe criticism for her comments in the House of Commons yesterday, but is she correct?

# the-troubles - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Ex-British soldiers could reportedly face Bloody Sunday murder charges 'within weeks'
# Derry
# Derry

Ex-British soldiers could reportedly face Bloody Sunday murder charges 'within weeks'

Mar 2nd 2019, 1:50 PM 27,612 Views 107 Comments

Fourteen people were killed after British paratroopers opened fire.