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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Friday 18 April, 2014

Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI's day-to-day politics?

The flags and parades-related violence undermine the relatively widespread perception that Northern Ireland’s peace process is a ‘completed’ one.

# the-troubles - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Two women arrested this morning over the Jean McConville case have been released

The women, aged 57 and 60, were questioned at Antrim police station.

# the-troubles - Friday 11 April, 2014

Omagh bombing: Seamus Daly - 43, from Monaghan - charged with 29 counts of murder

Daly and three others were found to be responsible for the 1998 attack in a civil action.

# the-troubles - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Woman arrested in connection with Jean McConville case released without charge

The woman was arrested in west Belfast this morning.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness

Adams said Tebbit was publicly advocating the assassination of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'

Ahern was speaking as President Michael D Higgins made a historic State visit to the UK.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Another man arrested over abduction and murder of Jean McConville

Ivor Bell, 77, has already appeared in court on charges related to the crime which occurred more than 40 years ago.

# the-troubles - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Family of murdered spy Denis Donaldson accuse gardaí of delaying death inquest

Donaldson worked for Sinn Féin in the Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont before being outed as an MI5 agent in 2005 and later shot dead.

# the-troubles - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Adams: Legacy issues best dealt with through "truth recovery process"

The Sinn Féin leader has been reacting to this morning’s court appearance in relation to the murder of Jean McConville in 1972.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

75-year-old man arrested over deadly UVF bomb at Belfast pub in 1971

Fifteen people died in the bomb at McGurk’s Bar in north Belfast more than four decades ago.

# the-troubles - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Photos: On this day in 1966 Nelson’s Pillar in O’Connell Street was blown up Bomb This post contains images

Photos: On this day in 1966 Nelson’s Pillar in O’Connell Street was blown up

At approximately 1.30am on 8 March a bomb exploded on Dublin’s main thoroughfare.

# the-troubles - Friday 28 February, 2014

"A deception by omission" - Robinson says the DUP was misled over 'on-the runs'

Martin McGuinness disagrees saying that if the DUP’s outbusts are about appeasing hardline unionists and electioneering.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Peter Robinson threatens to leave Government over Hyde Park case

The Northern Ireland First Minister has said that there are “people going around with letters stuffed in their pockets” which mean they can’t be arrested.

Gerry Adams says Hyde Park bomb accused should never have been arrested

John Downey walked free from court in London after a judge ruled that the trial should not go ahead.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Man accused of Hyde Park bombing cannot be prosecuted because of secret deal

The PSNI has apologised to the families of victims and survivors following the collapse of the case of John Downey

# the-troubles - Monday 17 February, 2014

The 'IRA' claims responsibility for devices sent to British Army recruitment centres

The claim was made to Northern Irish media at the weekend according to UK police.

# the-troubles - Friday 10 January, 2014

"Richard Haass didn't fail, the political parties failed." - North First Minister

While Richard Haass put the blame for the breakdown at the door of the unionist and Alliance parties, Martin McGuinness says it is time to compromise.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Richard Haass says some in Northern Ireland are being 'unrealistic in the extreme'

The talks chair said that he hoped the parties would continue to work to achieve agreement.

# the-troubles - Monday 6 January, 2014

McGuinness claims 'extreme loyalism' is setting the unionist agenda on Haass proposals

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland made the comments as the Haass-O’Sullivan team published a summary of the proposed deal.

# the-troubles - Friday 3 January, 2014

Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south

The plan was revealed by British state papers released under the 30 year rule.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Kenny and Cameron unite in ‘disappointment’ after failure of Haass talks

Both leaders discussed the matter this morning and urged all sides to focus on the common ground agreed during the process.

Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement

Sinn Féin says that the proposals ‘did provide a basis for agreement’ while the DUP wants more time to consider areas of ‘profound disapproval’.

# the-troubles - Friday 6 December, 2013

Sinn Féin TD claims he was 'stitched up' by Vincent Browne

Pádraig MacLochlainn’s appearance on the ‘Tonight With Vincent Browne’ show sparked controversy but he says that he has received significant support.

# the-troubles - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Man arrested over 1998 police station car bomb

The attack on the RUC station in Moira, county Down injured at least 11 people.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Adams branded "an apologist for terrorists" after "laissez faire" remark

Gerry Adams said that the Smithwick Tribunal’s finding that collusion existed between the IRA and gardaí was something he knew nothing of.

# the-troubles - Saturday 23 November, 2013

"People must not be re-traumatised": DUP leader reiterates rejection of 'amnesty' proposals

Peter Robinson has rejected the proposal from the North’s Attorney General that there should be no more prosecutions for killings carried out during The Troubles.

# the-troubles - Friday 22 November, 2013

'I don't think it's a good idea': Adams against proposal to end Troubles prosecutions

The Sinn Féin president has come out against a proposal to end all prosecutions related to the Troubles that was put forward by the North’s Attorney General this week.

Peace process hero Fr Alec Reid passes away, aged 82 RIP

Peace process hero Fr Alec Reid passes away, aged 82

Tributes have flowed in for the man given credit for bringing peace to Northern Ireland.

# the-troubles - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Britain’s secret force ‘used IRA tactics’ during the Troubles

The activities of the Military Reconnaissance Force in the 1970s are subject to a Panorama investigation tonight and former members break their 40-year-silence.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Taoiseach: Proposal to end Troubles prosecutions ‘would be difficult for families’

Enda Kenny was speaking during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

PSNI Chief Constable says dealing with historic Troubles cases is a "significant pressure"

Matt Baggott said that any change would have to be a matter for politicians.

Northern Ireland Attorney General calls for end to Troubles prosecutions

Can a line be drawn under the killings that occurred before the Good Friday Agreement?

# the-troubles - Monday 11 November, 2013

Tánaiste: 'There are people who know where those bodies were buried'

Asked about Gerry Adams’ political future today, Eamon Gilmore said that the priority now has to be to get the bodies never recovered back to their loved ones.

# the-troubles - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Doherty has "no reason to disbelieve" Adams when he says he wasn't in the IRA

Pearse Doherty was speaking about the claims made about Gerry Adams in a TV programme broadcast last Monday.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Man arrested over 1976 sectarian killing ‘released unconditionally’

It was second arrest to be made this year in connection with the shooting of 26-year-old Paul McNally outside a bookmakers in north Belfast.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

FULL SPEECH: Martin McGuinness addresses victims of IRA bomb

“I was once in the IRA. I am now a peace builder. I don’t expect anyone to take me at my word. I expect them to take me by my deeds.”

Martin McGuinness: 'I don't expect people to forgive me for being in the IRA'

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland was greeted by protesters at the Warrington Peace Centre today.

# the-troubles - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Victim of The Troubles: We are living scars on society

A report by Amnesty International has strongly criticised attempts to deal with the events of the past and provide answers for victims and their families.

# the-troubles - Thursday 22 August, 2013

PSNI officers 'suffering burn-out and fatigue'

According to the Police Federation, the PSNI needs an extra 1,000 officers to deal with the current situation in Northern Ireland.