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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Monday 18 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 59,017 Views 29 Comments

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

# the-troubles - Thursday 14 February, 2019

PSNI 'deeply sorry' for not giving documents relating to 1990s killings to ombudsman
# Loyalist Attacks
# Loyalist Attacks

PSNI 'deeply sorry' for not giving documents relating to 1990s killings to ombudsman

Feb 14th 2019, 8:13 AM 15,401 Views 46 Comments

Human error and an archaic IT system are being cited as the reasons for the omission.

# the-troubles - Saturday 9 February, 2019

The surreal reality of life in 'the most militarised area of western Europe'
# South Armagh
# South Armagh

The surreal reality of life in 'the most militarised area of western Europe'

Feb 9th 2019, 10:00 PM 76,009 Views 44 Comments

TheJournal.ie visited Dromintee GAA club to hear locals’ concerns of a hard Brexit.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Arlene Foster criticised over assertion that 'we never had a hard border'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Arlene Foster criticised over assertion that 'we never had a hard border'

Jan 15th 2019, 5:47 PM 38,616 Views 69 Comments

Foster insisted it was “a bit of a nonsense, frankly, to talk about a hard border”.

# the-troubles - Saturday 5 January, 2019

For decades, Irish taoisigh have been getting letters suggesting alternatives to the national anthem
# The Soldier's Song
# The Soldier's Song

For decades, Irish taoisigh have been getting letters suggesting alternatives to the national anthem

Jan 5th 2019, 6:01 PM 29,533 Views 61 Comments

Some people even wrote their own.

# the-troubles - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'
# State Papers
# State Papers

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'

Dec 29th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,108 Views 31 Comments

The frank assessment came in meeting between the pair in The Hague in 1986.

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four
# State Papers
# State Papers

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four

Dec 29th 2018, 9:30 AM 11,653 Views 14 Comments

The convictions of the nine men and one women were ultimately quashed.

# the-troubles - Friday 21 December, 2018

'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history
# Backstop
# Backstop

'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history

Dec 21st 2018, 1:57 PM 97,782 Views 124 Comments

The Tánaiste said today it would be foolish to focus on any other solution to the border issue than the backstop.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Ivor Bell deemed 'unfit' to stand trial in relation to Jean McConville disappearance
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Ivor Bell deemed 'unfit' to stand trial in relation to Jean McConville disappearance

Dec 19th 2018, 6:42 PM 18,100 Views 0 Comments

Jean McConville was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back of the head in December 1972.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,566 Views 39 Comments

‘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
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

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

Nov 12th 2018, 4:28 PM 10,447 Views 0 Comments

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
# Ulster Defence Regiment
# Ulster Defence Regiment

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

Updated Nov 6th 2018, 7:47 PM 23,409 Views 0 Comments

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
# Historical Investigations
# Historical Investigations

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

Oct 10th 2018, 8:02 AM 11,059 Views 18 Comments

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
# Bragan Bog
# Bragan Bog

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

Sep 17th 2018, 6:11 AM 22,815 Views 51 Comments

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 Troubles
# The Troubles

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

Aug 15th 2018, 7:18 AM 6,019 Views 12 Comments

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
# Omagh
# Omagh

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

Aug 12th 2018, 6:33 PM 13,405 Views 26 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Aug 9th 2018, 5:05 PM 36,826 Views 51 Comments

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 Troubles
# The Troubles

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

May 23rd 2018, 5:23 PM 20,556 Views 7 Comments

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

# the-troubles - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 28th 2018, 5:47 PM 34,348 Views 21 Comments

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
# Aidan McAnespie
# Aidan McAnespie

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

Feb 21st 2018, 2:14 PM 26,351 Views 61 Comments

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
# Gary Haggarty
# Gary Haggarty

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

Jan 29th 2018, 10:41 PM 19,479 Views 55 Comments

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
# Brian Stack

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

Jan 10th 2018, 11:45 AM 16,589 Views 146 Comments

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
# Derry Girls

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

Jan 5th 2018, 4:20 PM 37,127 Views 43 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 5th 2018, 8:14 AM 9,815 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Forgotten Legacy
# Forgotten Legacy

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

Dec 29th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,033 Views 30 Comments

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'
# McGurk's Bar
# McGurk's Bar

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

Dec 15th 2017, 11:58 AM 10,314 Views 46 Comments

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

# the-troubles - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

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

Remembering the time Carrie in Sex and the City compared a fight with her friends to the 'war in Northern Ireland'

Dec 13th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,071 Views 1 Comment

People died Carrie.

# 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?'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

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

Sep 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 29,885 Views 61 Comments

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
# Monaghan Border
# Monaghan Border

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

Sep 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 55,191 Views 57 Comments

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
# Divided Society
# Divided Society

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

Sep 17th 2017, 9:30 AM 9,196 Views 39 Comments

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'
# Dublin-Monaghan Bombings
# Dublin-Monaghan Bombings

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

Aug 29th 2017, 1:21 PM 24,525 Views 116 Comments

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
# Dealing With The Past

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

Jul 11th 2017, 10:29 AM 14,129 Views 142 Comments

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
# Birmingham Bombings
# Birmingham Bombings

IRA bomb-maker apologises for his part in Birmingham bombings

Jul 10th 2017, 6:51 PM 31,613 Views 202 Comments

“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 Troubles
# The Troubles

Jeremy Corbyn says IRA bombing campaign was 'completely wrong'

May 27th 2017, 5:07 PM 15,319 Views 69 Comments

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 Troubles
# The Troubles

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

May 13th 2017, 11:12 AM 17,724 Views 18 Comments

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 Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Remains found in France confirmed to be Seamus Ruddy

May 10th 2017, 5:39 PM 16,951 Views 16 Comments

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
# Belfast
# Belfast

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

Apr 14th 2017, 2:37 PM 14,114 Views 192 Comments

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
# Jim Allister
# Jim Allister

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

Mar 22nd 2017, 10:29 PM 28,905 Views 56 Comments

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
# Truth Commission
# Truth Commission

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

Mar 22nd 2017, 8:51 PM 389 Views 59 Comments

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 Troubles
# The Troubles

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

Jan 26th 2017, 8:44 PM 27,020 Views 92 Comments

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