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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Sunday 1 July, 2012

McGuinness dismisses report of IRA apology
# Apology
# Apology

McGuinness dismisses report of IRA apology

Jul 1st 2012, 10:21 AM 4,822 Views 56 Comments

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said that if anyone is going to apologise, then everyone should do it together – including the British government.

# the-troubles - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Ireland to mark Loughinisland massacre with black armbands in Italy game
# Tribute
From The42
# Tribute

Ireland to mark Loughinisland massacre with black armbands in Italy game

May 17th 2012, 10:47 AM 4,592 Views 11 Comments

The match comes 18 years to the day sine six men were killed while watching the two countries play.

# the-troubles - Friday 27 April, 2012

Column: ‘Listening to a dull speech in Stormont was the happiest day of my life’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Listening to a dull speech in Stormont was the happiest day of my life’

Apr 27th 2012, 7:30 PM 97 Views 14 Comments

Senator George Mitchell, who oversaw the negotiation of the Good Friday Agreement, recounts his experiences planting the first seeds of peace.

# the-troubles - Friday 6 April, 2012

Names of 3,700 Troubles victims read aloud
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Names of 3,700 Troubles victims read aloud

Apr 6th 2012, 3:42 PM 7,733 Views 46 Comments

The names of 3,700 people who killed during the Troubles were read aloud in Dublin’s Unitarian Church today to mark the 14th anniversary of the Good Friday peace agreement.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Wife of IRA interviewer: ‘Releasing Boston tapes will endanger my family’
# Boston College
# Boston College

Wife of IRA interviewer: ‘Releasing Boston tapes will endanger my family’

Apr 4th 2012, 1:10 PM 6,244 Views 29 Comments

As a court in Boston prepares to hear his appeal, the wife of a former IRA member pleads with the US not to release taped interviews.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Smithwick Tribunal: Former minister disputes evidence about Jack Lynch
# Smithwick Tribunal
# Smithwick Tribunal

Smithwick Tribunal: Former minister disputes evidence about Jack Lynch

Mar 14th 2012, 1:59 PM 1,209 Views 1 Comment

Gerry Collins, who was Jack Lynch’s minister for justice, disputes a former RUC officer’s claims that Lynch ordered no assistance.

# the-troubles - Sunday 26 February, 2012

IRA admits to 1973 killing of schoolboy
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

IRA admits to 1973 killing of schoolboy

Feb 26th 2012, 5:02 PM 9,670 Views 140 Comments

Nine-year-old Gordon Gallagher was killed when he accidentally triggered a bomb the IRA had left in his garden.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

BBC presenter Paxman hits out at Tony Blair over potato famine 'apology'
# The Famine
# The Famine

BBC presenter Paxman hits out at Tony Blair over potato famine 'apology'

Feb 21st 2012, 9:15 PM 18,444 Views 51 Comments

The Newsnight presenter has criticised the former British Prime Minister for his supposed apology for the Irish potato famine.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

New £2m fund to bring down Belfast's 'peace walls'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

New £2m fund to bring down Belfast's 'peace walls'

Jan 18th 2012, 1:57 PM 2,828 Views 8 Comments

An independent international fund is putting up £2m to bring about the conditions allowing Northern Ireland’s ‘peace walls’ to fall.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Catholic film extra teen 'left for dead' after sectarian attack
# Sectarianism
# Sectarianism

Catholic film extra teen 'left for dead' after sectarian attack

Jan 10th 2012, 8:42 PM 9,233 Views 99 Comments

James Turley, 18, was working as an extra on a movie set when he was dumped semi-unconscious into a wheelie bin.

# the-troubles - Thursday 5 January, 2012

English heiress turned IRA bomber Rose Dugdale gives rare interview
# Rose Dugdale
# Rose Dugdale

English heiress turned IRA bomber Rose Dugdale gives rare interview

Jan 5th 2012, 7:00 AM 24,990 Views 23 Comments

Dugdale became radicalised in 1970s and joined IRA, carrying out botched bombing and Russborough House art heist.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Report indicates evidence of RUC collusion in Miami Showband killings
# Showband Massacre
# Showband Massacre

Report indicates evidence of RUC collusion in Miami Showband killings

Dec 14th 2011, 1:57 PM 2,005 Views 9 Comments

An official inquiry into the attack – in which three members were killed – finds it likely that one murderer was an RUC agent.

# the-troubles - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Column: Addressing the legacies of Northern Ireland's past and contributing to the future
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Addressing the legacies of Northern Ireland's past and contributing to the future

Oct 13th 2011, 7:30 AM 40 Views 4 Comments

Dominic Hannigan explains why former members of Northern Ireland’s fiercest paramilitary organisations are being invited to speak to TDs at Leinster House today.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Cameron rules out inquiry into 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Cameron rules out inquiry into 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor

Oct 11th 2011, 5:47 PM 377 Views 10 Comments

The British government rules out an inquiry into the murder of Pat Finucane, after his family met with David Cameron today.

# the-troubles - Monday 5 September, 2011

NI Police Ombudsman 'becoming less independent' - report
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

NI Police Ombudsman 'becoming less independent' - report

Sep 5th 2011, 1:39 PM 220 Views 4 Comments

The Criminal Justice Inspection publishes a report saying the police ombudsman’s office has been undermined by its work in high-profile cases.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

Northern Irish authorities look to US files in murder investigation
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Northern Irish authorities look to US files in murder investigation

Aug 23rd 2011, 4:28 PM 670 Views 1 Comment

US Federal Authorities seek Boston College’s confidential files on The Troubles for Northern Irish authorities.

# the-troubles - Friday 12 August, 2011

Exhumed body isn't that of teenage IRA victim
# Disappeared
# Disappeared

Exhumed body isn't that of teenage IRA victim

Aug 12th 2011, 7:56 AM 1,092 Views 0 Comments

The family of Columba McVeigh, who disappeared in October 1975, had hoped remains found in a Monaghan graveyard were his.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Sinn Féin pulls 'Thatcher's grave' t-shirt from online store
# T-shirt
# T-shirt

Sinn Féin pulls 'Thatcher's grave' t-shirt from online store

Jul 20th 2011, 9:30 AM 4,937 Views 34 Comments

A t-shirt showing silhouettes dancing at the Iron Lady’s grave is withdrawn, after being slammed by Unionist politicians.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Fianna Fáil tables motion of censure in Minister for Justice
# Smithwick Tribunal
# Smithwick Tribunal

Fianna Fáil tables motion of censure in Minister for Justice

Jul 6th 2011, 12:04 PM 976 Views 10 Comments

The judge of the Smithwick Tribunal told Alan Shatter a deadline would hamper his work – but Shatter never told the Dáil.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Grave being excavated in search for 'Disappeared' teen
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Grave being excavated in search for 'Disappeared' teen

Jun 28th 2011, 6:07 PM 787 Views 0 Comments

Investigators working on theory that remains of IRA victim were secreted in plot.

# the-troubles - Friday 24 June, 2011

Police 'failed victims' families' while investigating Loughinisland massacre
# Failed
# Failed

Police 'failed victims' families' while investigating Loughinisland massacre

Jun 24th 2011, 8:46 AM 442 Views 2 Comments

The North’s Police Ombudsman has found serious holes in the investigation of the 1994 loyalist killings, which took place as Ireland played Italy in the USA World Cup.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Families of 1976 Kingsmills Massacre victims demand public inquiry
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Families of 1976 Kingsmills Massacre victims demand public inquiry

Jun 21st 2011, 9:18 PM 448 Views 2 Comments

An official inquiry blames the IRA for the death of 10 Protestant textile workers in one of the bloodiest Troubles killings.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Smithwick Tribunal spoke with former IRA members, says Adams
# Smithwick Tribunal
# Smithwick Tribunal

Smithwick Tribunal spoke with former IRA members, says Adams

Jun 7th 2011, 9:06 PM 330 Views 1 Comment

Gerry Adams has said that former IRA members have cooperated with he tribunal established to investigate the deaths of two RUC officers in 1989.

First evidence to be given in Smithwick Tribunal into murder of RUC officers
# Smithwick Tribunal
# Smithwick Tribunal

First evidence to be given in Smithwick Tribunal into murder of RUC officers

Jun 7th 2011, 8:59 AM 258 Views 0 Comments

The duration of the tribunal, set up five years, ago has been the source of controversy.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Britain 'does not intend' to hand over Dublin-Monaghan files
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Britain 'does not intend' to hand over Dublin-Monaghan files

May 24th 2011, 3:17 PM 2,338 Views 15 Comments

David Cameron told Enda Kenny that Britain had handed over whatever files it thought were appropriate to investigations.

# the-troubles - Monday 16 May, 2011

Sinn Féin tables motion urging UK to release Dublin-Monaghan files
# Bombings
# Bombings

Sinn Féin tables motion urging UK to release Dublin-Monaghan files

May 16th 2011, 9:37 PM 965 Views 11 Comments

A private members’ motion put by Sinn Féin coincides with the 37th anniversary of the Dublin-Monaghan bombings.

# the-troubles - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Security 'concerns' that dissidents will use Sands anniversary to launch attacks
# Bobby Sands
# Bobby Sands

Security 'concerns' that dissidents will use Sands anniversary to launch attacks

May 5th 2011, 11:23 AM 1,449 Views 1 Comment

The 30th anniversary of the death of hunger striker Bobby Sands is being commemorated today.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Victims ask UK to release Dublin-Monaghan bombing files
Live Apr 13th 2011, 11:39 AM

Victims ask UK to release Dublin-Monaghan bombing files

# the-troubles - Friday 1 April, 2011

Armagh man not guilty of 1977 murder of British soldier
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Armagh man not guilty of 1977 murder of British soldier

Apr 1st 2011, 4:23 PM 1,160 Views 0 Comments

Belfast Crown Court clears Kevin Crilly of murdering Captain Robert Nairac, who disappeared in May 1977.

# the-troubles - Monday 28 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Mar 28th 2011, 8:03 PM 1,921 Views 0 Comments

Our daily wrap-up of what’s going on – including an awesome video of the latest aurora borealis. You’ll want to see this.

British government apologises for killing of Majella O'Hare
# Majella O'Hare
# Majella O'Hare

British government apologises for killing of Majella O'Hare

Mar 28th 2011, 3:19 PM 1,924 Views 0 Comments

The British Minister for Defence has issued a formal apology to the family of 12-year-old Majella O’Hare, who was shot twice in the back by a British paratrooper in 1976.

# the-troubles - Monday 21 February, 2011

Ombudsman’s report critical of investigation into McGurk’s bombing
# Belfast
# Belfast

Ombudsman’s report critical of investigation into McGurk’s bombing

Feb 21st 2011, 3:57 PM 876 Views 0 Comments

The Police Ombudsman has said an “investigative bias” led to the wrong parties being accused of perpetrating the atrocity – which resulted in the deaths of 15 people, including two children.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

# the-troubles - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Two arrested over 1973 Belfast murder
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Two arrested over 1973 Belfast murder

Dec 14th 2010, 2:40 PM 607 Views 0 Comments

Two men in their 50s are being questioned about the killing of a teenage girl in Belfast 37 years ago.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Sinn Féin names hunger striker as Adams' replacement
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Sinn Féin names hunger striker as Adams' replacement

Nov 17th 2010, 6:18 PM 549 Views 0 Comments

Pat Sheehan – who spent 55 days on hunger strike in 1981 – will replace the Sinn Féin president in Stormont.

Troubles victims may have stories recorded
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Troubles victims may have stories recorded

Nov 17th 2010, 2:23 PM 181 Views 0 Comments

A new independent body may record the accounts of victims from Northern Ireland’s sectarian violence.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

'Disappeared' search uncovers human remains in Antrim
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

'Disappeared' search uncovers human remains in Antrim

Nov 2nd 2010, 4:03 PM 252 Views 0 Comments

Police searching for the remains of Peter Wilson, who died in 1973, discover human remains.

# the-troubles - Saturday 23 October, 2010

John Hume tops poll to find ‘Ireland’s Greatest’
# Ireland's Greatest
# Ireland's Greatest

John Hume tops poll to find ‘Ireland’s Greatest’

Oct 23rd 2010, 11:20 AM 1,311 Views 0 Comments

The Nobel Laureate tops an RTÉ poll, beating opposition from Bono, Mary Robinson, Michael Collins and James Connolly.

# the-troubles - Friday 24 September, 2010

UK raises threat level of Irish republican terrorism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

UK raises threat level of Irish republican terrorism

Sep 24th 2010, 4:25 PM 266 Views 0 Comments

The UK’s Home Office says there is a “strong possibility” that Britain could be attacked by republican paramilitaries.