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#Troubles

# 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 23 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.

# troubles - Friday 23 May, 2014

Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files
# Troubles
# Troubles

Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files

May 23rd 2014, 8:23 AM 4,967 Views 25 Comments

The President added that “a strategy of amnesia is simply not an option”.

# troubles - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Boston College says it will hand back Troubles tapes... to interviewees
# Troubles
# Troubles

Boston College says it will hand back Troubles tapes... to interviewees

May 6th 2014, 8:47 AM 10,735 Views 26 Comments

After the PSNI gained access to the tapes, leading to arrests, the college says it will return the material to former paramilitaries if they want.

# troubles - Sunday 20 April, 2014

The 11 greatest worry questions asked by mums on Mumsnet
# Troubles
From The Daily Edge
# Troubles

The 11 greatest worry questions asked by mums on Mumsnet

Apr 20th 2014, 6:00 PM 39,969 Views 26 Comments

AKA the greatest things ever written on the internet.

# troubles - Friday 11 April, 2014

This wonderful account is tweeting a teenage diary from 1981 Northern Ireland
# Troubles
From The Daily Edge
# Troubles

This wonderful account is tweeting a teenage diary from 1981 Northern Ireland

Apr 11th 2014, 12:01 PM 21,484 Views 10 Comments

A must-follow for anyone with a heart.

# troubles - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

PSNI close to Ronan Kerr charges as man sentenced over guns and explosive find
# Guns And Explosives
# Guns And Explosives

PSNI close to Ronan Kerr charges as man sentenced over guns and explosive find

Jan 15th 2014, 5:54 PM 7,473 Views 32 Comments

PSNI constable Kerr was killed by a booby-trap bomb in his car in Omagh on Saturday, 2 April 2011.

# troubles - Friday 10 January, 2014

Ian Paisley says he was angered by Bloody Sunday
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley says he was angered by Bloody Sunday

Jan 10th 2014, 8:47 AM 17,929 Views 226 Comments

The one-time firebrand preacher and former DUP leader also said the gerrymandering and discrimination that existed in Northern Ireland was wrong.

# troubles - Monday 6 January, 2014

Man arrested in connection with the 1994 murder of two Catholic workmen
# Belfast
# Belfast

Man arrested in connection with the 1994 murder of two Catholic workmen

Jan 6th 2014, 12:22 PM 7,405 Views 0 Comments

Gary Convie and Eamon Fox were shot at building site in Belfast twenty years ago.

# troubles - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Kenny and Cameron unite in ‘disappointment’ after failure of Haass talks
# No Deal
# No Deal

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

Dec 31st 2013, 7:43 PM 11,963 Views 94 Comments

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
# No Deal
# No Deal

Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement

Dec 31st 2013, 8:04 AM 7,732 Views 128 Comments

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

# troubles - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Haass talks with NI parties fail to reach consensus, but Gilmore says agreement is essential
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Haass talks with NI parties fail to reach consensus, but Gilmore says agreement is essential

Dec 24th 2013, 1:12 PM 7,566 Views 54 Comments

After eight hours of discussions, the all-party talks on some of Northern Ireland’s most sensitive issues broke down.

# troubles - Saturday 23 November, 2013

McConville son speaks of 'Adams apology'
# Disappeared
# Disappeared

McConville son speaks of 'Adams apology'

Nov 23rd 2013, 12:15 PM 12,242 Views 182 Comments

Mother-of-10 Jean McConville was abducted from her west Belfast home in 1972, and murdered.

# troubles - Friday 22 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 22nd 2013, 5:12 PM 6,142 Views 93 Comments

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.

# troubles - Thursday 7 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 7th 2013, 6:15 AM 8,289 Views 180 Comments

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

# troubles - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Hundreds attend walk to remember Shankhill Road bomb victims
# Belfast
# Belfast

Hundreds attend walk to remember Shankhill Road bomb victims

Oct 23rd 2013, 8:38 AM 4,845 Views 133 Comments

The attack, which happened 20 years ago today, was one of the most notorious incidents of The Troubles.

# troubles - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Police Ombudsman to investigate 2001 killing of Sunday World journalist
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Police Ombudsman to investigate 2001 killing of Sunday World journalist

Sep 25th 2013, 4:47 PM 6,264 Views 0 Comments

Martin O’Hagan was shot dead in Lurgan in September 2001.

# troubles - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

UVF mural with Martin Luther King quote replaces George Best tribute
# East Belfast
# East Belfast

UVF mural with Martin Luther King quote replaces George Best tribute

Sep 24th 2013, 4:31 PM 13,494 Views 98 Comments

Work on the painting was suspended earlier this month after community leaders intervened, but it has since been completed.

# troubles - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools

Sep 7th 2013, 3:36 PM 12,039 Views 35 Comments

A man claiming to represent the Red Hand Defenders issued the threat, according to the Irish News.

# troubles - Friday 26 July, 2013

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland
# Sympathy
# Sympathy

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland

Jul 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 6,381 Views 48 Comments

Brian Hayes has said he has a lot of sympathy for fellow junior minister John Perry who had a €2.47 million judgment ordered against him in the courts this week.

# troubles - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Blast bombs thrown by masked men, tyres set on fire in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Blast bombs thrown by masked men, tyres set on fire in Belfast

Jul 16th 2013, 7:27 AM 6,130 Views 72 Comments

The US Vice President has expressed his concerns about the violence to Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness.

# troubles - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

North Belfast bomb a 'blatant attempt to kill'
# PSNI
# PSNI

North Belfast bomb a 'blatant attempt to kill'

Jul 10th 2013, 8:59 AM 3,575 Views 2 Comments

The device was found at Alliance Avenue yesterday afternoon.

Orange Order banned from marching through Ardoyne area
# 12 July
# 12 July

Orange Order banned from marching through Ardoyne area

Jul 10th 2013, 8:28 AM 6,218 Views 63 Comments

The DUP have decried the decision as “illogical”, and say the order has been left in an “impossible position”.

# troubles - Thursday 4 July, 2013

'No confidence' in leadership of PSNI unit reviewing unsolved Troubles murders
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'No confidence' in leadership of PSNI unit reviewing unsolved Troubles murders

Jul 4th 2013, 8:54 PM 2,760 Views 40 Comments

A report published yesterday found that the some military cases relating to state involvement were reviewed with less rigor than others.

# troubles - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...
# Art Of Conflict
# Art Of Conflict

Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...

Jun 1st 2013, 7:15 AM 11,883 Views 5 Comments

… yes, really. (And you can watch it on tv from today).

# troubles - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Adams to meet family of prison officer shot dead in Dublin
# IRA
# IRA

Adams to meet family of prison officer shot dead in Dublin

May 7th 2013, 9:45 PM 10,442 Views 74 Comments

Brian Stack, who was the chief prison officer in Portlaoise prison, died of his injuries eighteen months after being shot as he left a boxing match.

# troubles - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Gerry Adams criticises parties celebrating Thatcher's death
# Margaret Thatcher
# Margaret Thatcher

Gerry Adams criticises parties celebrating Thatcher's death

Apr 11th 2013, 2:48 PM 17,620 Views 156 Comments

In an interview with a Fermanagh newspaper, Adams also said he forgave the former British Prime Minister.

# troubles - Friday 4 January, 2013

Column: Viewed from abroad, Ireland’s reconciliation is a success story
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Viewed from abroad, Ireland’s reconciliation is a success story

Jan 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 16 Views 16 Comments

David McCann travelled to Korea, a partitioned country with a chequered economic history. The view from there is very different, he writes.

# troubles - Friday 14 December, 2012

Gerry Adams urges Taoiseach: put pressure on for full Pat Finucane inquiry
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

Gerry Adams urges Taoiseach: put pressure on for full Pat Finucane inquiry

Dec 14th 2012, 10:59 AM 3,643 Views 95 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government ‘needs to shift into a higher gear in support of the Finucane family, who want a public inquiry into the death of Pat finucane.

# troubles - Friday 2 November, 2012

Justice Minister: "There can be no justification of any nature" for Black murder
# David Black
# David Black

Justice Minister: "There can be no justification of any nature" for Black murder

Nov 2nd 2012, 9:04 AM 6,792 Views 36 Comments

Minister Alan Shatter said that “all ordinary, normal, sane people do not want to see us return” to the time of the Troubles.

# troubles - Monday 17 September, 2012

# troubles - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Video: Shadow Dancer and the endgame of the Troubles
# Film
# Film

Video: Shadow Dancer and the endgame of the Troubles

Aug 23rd 2012, 7:10 AM 4,221 Views 6 Comments

Exclusive featurette explains the tightrope walked by cast and crew on the new film trying to depict life in strife-torn 1990s Belfast.

# troubles - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Column: Our obsession with ‘insults’ against Ireland is a waste of energy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our obsession with ‘insults’ against Ireland is a waste of energy

Aug 11th 2012, 7:45 AM 224 Views 106 Comments

There was anger when Katie Taylor was ‘claimed’ as British – but such a reaction exposes our insecurity, writes Aaron McKenna.

# troubles - Thursday 12 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Violence flares after 12 July parade in Belfast
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PHOTOS: Violence flares after 12 July parade in Belfast

Jul 12th 2012, 9:54 PM 20,625 Views 123 Comments

Police used water cannons to push back nationalist protesters, while petrol bombs were thrown at riot police.

# troubles - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Concern over retention of body parts, human tissue by PSNI
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Concern over retention of body parts, human tissue by PSNI

May 16th 2012, 12:05 PM 949 Views 1 Comment

An audit of the PSNI has revealed that human tissue was retained in 67 cases of violent or unexplained deaths.

# troubles - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Taoiseach urged to press Cameron on Troubles legacy
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Taoiseach urged to press Cameron on Troubles legacy

Mar 11th 2012, 10:26 AM 2,192 Views 26 Comments

Enda Kenny is due to travel to London tomorrow for meetings with the UK prime minister.

# troubles - Friday 17 February, 2012

Victims' remains group not on brink of closure - Oireachtas committee
# Disappeared
# Disappeared

Victims' remains group not on brink of closure - Oireachtas committee

Feb 17th 2012, 4:21 PM 2,058 Views 0 Comments

Current indications are that the commission working to locate bodies of the Disappeared will continue its investigations.

# troubles - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Bloody Sunday: Victims' families gather for 40th anniversary
# Bloody Sunday
# Bloody Sunday

Bloody Sunday: Victims' families gather for 40th anniversary

Jan 29th 2012, 7:00 PM 2,135 Views 15 Comments

Some relatives are calling for the soldiers involved in the 1972 massacre to be prosecuted.

Jean McConville's daughter calls for release of Boston College tapes
# Jean McConville
# Jean McConville

Jean McConville's daughter calls for release of Boston College tapes

Jan 29th 2012, 5:31 PM 3,306 Views 13 Comments

Helen McKendry said the tapes could provide some closure on her mother’s 1972 murder by the IRA.

# troubles - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Hard man: Ian Paisley's career in pictures
# Ian Paisley
# Ian Paisley

Hard man: Ian Paisley's career in pictures

Jan 28th 2012, 4:08 PM 4,736 Views 19 Comments

The firebrand loyalist leader stepped down as a minister last night after six decades of controversy. Check out these highlights – and not-so-highlights – of his career…

# troubles - Friday 30 December, 2011

Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim
# State Papers
# State Papers

Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim

Dec 30th 2011, 8:27 PM 10,081 Views 37 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said claims in State papers that Sands offered to end his hunger strike would be “totally out of character”.