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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Monday 29 September, 2014

Who won the war in Northern Ireland? The British, so says a new BBC documentary

Filmmaker Peter Taylor says this is the only conclusion that can be made, for now.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

About 500 British troops are to train on this Derry mountain and nationalists aren't happy

It’s the largest military exercise in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the troubles

# the-troubles - Friday 12 September, 2014

Ian Paisley in Pictures: From Neverman to Chuckle Brother

A life on the frontline of Northern Ireland divisions.

'Never never never' and other famous words from Reverend Ian Paisley

He was always controversial, vicious at times and always

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley has died, aged 88 RIP

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley has died, aged 88

His wife Eileen said his family were “heartbroken” and that their “earthly lives are forever changed”.

# the-troubles - Friday 5 September, 2014

The SAS 'Loughall ambush' which killed 8 IRA men may be investigated

A civilian was also killed in the gunfight which was the biggest single loss of life for the IRA during The Troubles.

# the-troubles - Sunday 31 August, 2014

On this day 20 years ago, the IRA announced its ceasefire

And everything changed.

# the-troubles - Friday 22 August, 2014

Search for Disappeared newlywed Brendan Megraw to begin in Meath bog

The 23-year-old was abducted from his Belfast home in April 1978.

# the-troubles - Thursday 17 July, 2014

On the run letters were "unprecedented and flawed", but not unlawful

The Hallett Review finds that two terrorism suspects were given letters in error.

Report into "on the run" letters to be published today

The letters allowed a man accused of carrying out the Hyde Park bombing to walk free from court.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

UDR memorial removed and replaced with IRA slogan, PSNI investigating it as 'hate crime'

The crosses were removed hours after a memorial service in Castlederg took place.

# the-troubles - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice... Border Counties This post contains videos

Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice...

The Border Lives storytelling project is collecting comments and stories from people who used to lived in the border counties during the Northern Ireland conflict.

# the-troubles - Friday 11 July, 2014

"This house is unanimous in its message to the British Government" - Parties unite on bombing files

Families of the Dublin-Monaghan bombing victims are currently suing for the release of files.

# the-troubles - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Opinion: Behind the headlines and political bickering is a profound grief that is hard to define

My father was just 39 when he was killed by an IRA bomb. The fate that befell him has been like a virus in my family’s bloodstream; we can never forget.

# the-troubles - Sunday 29 June, 2014

President Higgins: 'There are no easy solutions to the sensitive questions in Northern Ireland'

He commended the members of the Oireachtas and the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly for working together.

# the-troubles - Friday 27 June, 2014

RUC sergeant shot dead could have been saved 'if he was warned' by senior officers

Sgt Joe Campbell was shot on the evening of 25 February 1977

# the-troubles - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Gerry Conlon, one of the Guilford Four, dies aged 60 RIP

Gerry Conlon, one of the Guilford Four, dies aged 60

Conlon was wrongly accused of an IRA bombing, spending 14 years in prison.

The Troubles, the parties and the loneliness of intelligence: Ireland's Mensa story

Just what is it like to be among the smartest 2% in the world? found out…

# the-troubles - Monday 16 June, 2014

Unseen photos show the devastation caused by the IRA's 1996 Manchester bomb Bombing Campaign This post contains videos This post contains images

Unseen photos show the devastation caused by the IRA's 1996 Manchester bomb

The bomb was the second largest to ever have exploded in Britain.

# the-troubles - Saturday 31 May, 2014

McGuinness on The Disappeared: 'One of the worse things to happen' during an already bitter conflict

McGuinness gave a wide-ranging interview today on current and past issues.

# the-troubles - Thursday 22 May, 2014

The Boston College tapes aren't going anywhere, except maybe to the PSNI

The PSNI say they want the entire archive.

'Limited immunity' would help the Troubles truth emerge as perpetrators are dying off

Alan Brecknell of the Pat Finucance Centre explains how victims’s families could be helped.

# the-troubles - Saturday 17 May, 2014

"Hopefully they’ll listen this time." - Son of Monaghan bomb victim remembers the tragedy

Paddy Askin remembers going down to town in search of his father.

"Reconciliation will only be lasting when it is based on truth": 1974 bombings marked in Dublin ceremonies

It’s 40 years today since four bombs went off in a series of coordinated attacks in Dublin and Monaghan. 33 people and one unborn child were killed.

Here's how Dublin and Monaghan will mark the 40th anniversary of 1974 bombings

There will be three events over the next two days to commemorate the 33 people killed in the bombings.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Families to sue British Government over Dublin-Monaghan bombings

The Justice for the Forgotten group are going to court to secure the release of documents.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

56-year-old man arrested over Jean McConville case

The arrest comes in the wake of Gerry Adams’ arrest and questioning by the PSNI last week.

Boston College says they fought a lengthy battle to protect Troubles tapes

A spokesperson for the college said despite the UK-US Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, no one thought the PSNI would be allowed access to the tapes.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Adams: 'I made no threat against Michael McConville, nor did I warn of backlash'

He has denied warning the son of Jean McConville of a ‘backlash’ if he revealed the names of who he believes to have killed his mother.

PSNI chief rejects claims of a 'dark side' to the force

Martin McGuinness said that elements in the PSNI were against the peace process.

# the-troubles - Monday 5 May, 2014

UK Government: We welcome Sinn Féin's commitment to policing

Gerry Adams said that he wanted confirmed his support for the PSNI after Sinn Féin had questioned their independence.

IN FULL: Speech by Gerry Adams on his release from police custody

The Sinn Féin president confirmed his support for the PSNI, proclaimed his innocence and thanked all those who supported him.

Tánaiste asks for no more comments on Gerry Adams case

Eamon Gilmore also called for a ‘renewed commitment’ to the peace process.

# the-troubles - Sunday 4 May, 2014

'I am innocent' and 7 other things Gerry Adams had to say tonight

“I am an activist. This is the life I have. This is part of it.”

Gerry Adams 'doing fine and looking well' in custody

Gerry Kelly was both jeered and cheered outside Antrim police station today.

# the-troubles - Saturday 3 May, 2014

'Extremely angry' Mary Lou McDonald has not spoken with Gerry Adams since his arrest

The Dublin TD says she will not be taking over as interim leader.

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.

Gerry Adams spends third night in police custody

The Sinn Féin president can be questioned by police until Sunday at 8pm.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Ballymurphy parachute regiment killings: NI Secretary says 'no' to Hillsborough-style probe

Ten people were shot dead by the British Army in August 1971. An 11th person died from a heart attack.

# the-troubles - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Dublin and Monaghan bombings weren't raised on State Visit says Gilmore

Eamon Gilmore says the government remain committed to the issue.