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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

British spies had "excellent relations" with gardaí
# Good Mates
# Good Mates

British spies had "excellent relations" with gardaí

Dec 30th 2014, 9:36 AM 13,352 Views 139 Comments

And Irish ministers didn’t know it.

Thirty years ago, a Fine Gael government was worried that Sinn Féin 'could deliver'
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

Thirty years ago, a Fine Gael government was worried that Sinn Féin 'could deliver'

Dec 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,753 Views 51 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Barry didn’t like that Sinn Féin representatives were being listened to.

# the-troubles - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Water cannons could be "more lethal than plastic bullets". That's what the UK told Ireland...
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

Water cannons could be "more lethal than plastic bullets". That's what the UK told Ireland...

Dec 28th 2014, 10:00 AM 13,004 Views 77 Comments

17 people were killed by either rubber or plastic bullets during The Troubles.

# the-troubles - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Thousands of Northern refugees streamed over the border in the 1970s - some were called "ungrateful"
# State Papers
# State Papers

Thousands of Northern refugees streamed over the border in the 1970s - some were called "ungrateful"

Dec 27th 2014, 8:45 AM 27,343 Views 76 Comments

The situation is detailed in a memo to Government from 1973.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

New evidence proves the UK tortured interned men during The Troubles, says Ireland
# Jailed Without Trial
# Jailed Without Trial

New evidence proves the UK tortured interned men during The Troubles, says Ireland

Dec 2nd 2014, 4:11 PM 10,709 Views 84 Comments

The State wants a European Court of Human Rights decision overturned.

# the-troubles - Monday 24 November, 2014

Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK
# Torture Files
# Torture Files

Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK

Nov 24th 2014, 12:31 PM 14,561 Views 39 Comments

Amnesty International say the deadline for a case to be taken is approaching.

# the-troubles - Saturday 22 November, 2014

"Life, a long long time ago" - Documentary follows Guildford Four's Paddy Armstrong to London
# Miscarriage Of Justice
# Miscarriage Of Justice

"Life, a long long time ago" - Documentary follows Guildford Four's Paddy Armstrong to London

Nov 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 19,136 Views 9 Comments

An RTÉ documentary followed Armstrong on and told his story.

# the-troubles - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Victim of Enniskillen Bombing: 'I remember running around as if it was a horror movie'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Victim of Enniskillen Bombing: 'I remember running around as if it was a horror movie'

Nov 8th 2014, 9:35 PM 28,508 Views 202 Comments

Stephen Gault was just 18 when he was injured in the bomb. His father Samuel, who had been standing next to him, was killed instantly.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Breige Wright: "I have been the subject of a media onslaught"
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Breige Wright: "I have been the subject of a media onslaught"

Nov 4th 2014, 4:19 PM 13,070 Views 0 Comments

In a statement issued through her solicitors today, Wright is strongly critical of how her relationship with Máiría Cahill has been portrayed in the media.

The Troubles and the Disappeared: 'Another chapter closed in the tragic saga'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

The Troubles and the Disappeared: 'Another chapter closed in the tragic saga'

Nov 4th 2014, 10:45 AM 17,772 Views 95 Comments

Brendan Megraw was found this week. But where are the rest of the Disappeared?

# the-troubles - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Setting divisions alight: Burning Man comes to Derry
# Temple
# Temple

Setting divisions alight: Burning Man comes to Derry

Oct 26th 2014, 9:15 AM 14,378 Views 17 Comments

Will Northern Ireland be tasting a little bit of Nevada?

# the-troubles - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?

Oct 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 3,068 Views 134 Comments

The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.

# the-troubles - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Gerry Conlon and the Guildford Four were released 25 years ago today
# Something I Didn't Do
# Something I Didn't Do

Gerry Conlon and the Guildford Four were released 25 years ago today

Oct 19th 2014, 8:45 AM 51,377 Views 41 Comments

“I’m a totally innocent man.”

# the-troubles - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Family of Brendan Megraw "grateful" to person who passed on information about his remains
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Family of Brendan Megraw "grateful" to person who passed on information about his remains

Oct 1st 2014, 10:15 PM 29,159 Views 148 Comments

Megraw was kidnapped and killed by the IRA in 1978.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

'Mixed feelings' about the end of Northern Ireland's Historical Enquiries Team
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Mixed feelings' about the end of Northern Ireland's Historical Enquiries Team

Sep 30th 2014, 1:49 PM 3,800 Views 7 Comments

The PSNI body was set up to investigate killings from the 1970s to 1990s.

# the-troubles - Monday 29 September, 2014

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

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

Sep 29th 2014, 8:30 AM 42,952 Views 199 Comments

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
# War Games
# War Games

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

Sep 23rd 2014, 7:08 PM 24,586 Views 229 Comments

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
# Paisley Pictorial
# Paisley Pictorial

Ian Paisley in Pictures: From Neverman to Chuckle Brother

Sep 12th 2014, 6:05 PM 14,812 Views 61 Comments

A life on the frontline of Northern Ireland divisions.

'Never never never' and other famous words from Reverend Ian Paisley
# Life In Quotes
# Life In Quotes

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

Sep 12th 2014, 4:23 PM 33,087 Views 83 Comments

He was always controversial, vicious at times and always

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley has died, aged 88
# RIP
# RIP

Former DUP leader Ian Paisley has died, aged 88

Sep 12th 2014, 1:20 PM 63,871 Views 321 Comments

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
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

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

Sep 5th 2014, 4:00 PM 23,134 Views 239 Comments

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
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

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

Aug 31st 2014, 7:45 AM 8,939 Views 81 Comments

And everything changed.

# the-troubles - Friday 22 August, 2014

Search for Disappeared newlywed Brendan Megraw to begin in Meath bog
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Search for Disappeared newlywed Brendan Megraw to begin in Meath bog

Aug 22nd 2014, 6:30 PM 29,608 Views 22 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Jul 17th 2014, 1:03 PM 4,965 Views 54 Comments

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

Report into "on the run" letters to be published today
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

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

Jul 17th 2014, 8:06 AM 4,919 Views 21 Comments

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 Troubles
# The Troubles

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

Jul 16th 2014, 3:47 PM 9,865 Views 36 Comments

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
# Border Counties

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

Jul 13th 2014, 10:15 AM 10,231 Views 51 Comments

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
# Victims
# Victims

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

Jul 11th 2014, 8:59 AM 6,431 Views 32 Comments

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
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

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

Jul 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 41 Views 50 Comments

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'
# Garden Party
# Garden Party

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

Jun 29th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,474 Views 20 Comments

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
# Failure To Act
# Failure To Act

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

Jun 27th 2014, 7:43 AM 6,086 Views 21 Comments

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
# RIP

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

Jun 21st 2014, 8:50 PM 43,995 Views 147 Comments

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
# Top Of The Class
# Top Of The Class

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

Jun 21st 2014, 8:30 PM 23,701 Views 53 Comments

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

# the-troubles - Monday 16 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 16th 2014, 10:58 AM 22,054 Views 147 Comments

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
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

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

May 31st 2014, 1:12 PM 10,697 Views 104 Comments

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
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

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

May 22nd 2014, 11:05 PM 11,248 Views 92 Comments

The PSNI say they want the entire archive.

'Limited immunity' would help the Troubles truth emerge as perpetrators are dying off
# Dealing With The Past
# Dealing With The Past

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

May 22nd 2014, 6:29 AM 4,000 Views 5 Comments

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
# 40 Years On
# 40 Years On

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

May 17th 2014, 7:45 PM 10,133 Views 19 Comments

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
# 40 Years On
# 40 Years On

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

May 17th 2014, 3:24 PM 8,614 Views 50 Comments

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
# Dublin Monaghan
# Dublin Monaghan

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

May 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 6,503 Views 63 Comments

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