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# british army

Last year
# Remembrance Day
Taoiseach wears 'shamrock poppy' at British-Irish summit, says it's right to honour those who died
Taoiseach says wearing a poppy is not as controversial as some might suggest.
# Northern Ireland
Controversial Troubles Bill may not be human rights compliant, warns European commissioner
The Bill has been opposed by political parties and victims groups in Northern Ireland and the Irish government.
# Inquiry
British soldier died after being mistaken for firing target by short-sighted colleague
Sergeant Gavin Hillier (35) died at the Castlemartin range in Pembrokeshire on 4 March 2021.
# Dennis Hutchings
Family of Troubles victim call for removal of memorial to British soldier who died while facing trial
Dennis Hutchings died last year while on trial for the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham.
All time
# british army
Military funeral granted for Dennis Hutchings, who died while on trial over Troubles shooting
Hutchings died while on trial over the fatal shooting of John Pat Cunningham in 1974.
# Belfast
Troubles: No lawful basis for vulnerable man to be shot, trial of ex-British Army soldier told
Dennis Hutchings, 80, has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone in 1974.
# british army
British military tanker drivers take to roads of the UK to ease fuel crisis
200 British military personnel are being deployed to assist in the supply of petrol filling stations
# Ballymurphy Massacre
'My father was shot in the back and murdered': Jubilant scenes as Ballymurphy families celebrate inquest verdict
Ten people, including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest, were killed in disputed shootings involving the Army in west Belfast in August 1971.
# operation banner
Veterans commemorate 50th anniversary of British Army deployment in Northern Ireland
Operation Banner began in August 1969 and lasted until 2007.
# Bloody Sunday
One former British soldier to be charged with two killings on Bloody Sunday in 1972
The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service announced its decision this morning.
# Torture
European Court of Human Rights rejects request to review its 'Hooded men' ruling
“Whilst today is yet another setback, it is by no means the end,” one of the Hooded men said.
# Michael Maguire
British officer guilty of manslaughter of Irish soldier during training exercise
21-year-old Michael Maguire was fatally shot during a training exercise involving live ammunition in 2012.
# Ballincollig
'Like climbing Everest': How a century's worth of stories from this Cork community made it online
Local historian Anne Donaldson spent years painstakingly transcribing the records from the Ballincollig garrison chapel.
# row paddy row
This amputee army veteran from Achill Island is going to row across the Atlantic
Paddy Gallagher lost his leg in Afghanistan after he was blown up by an IED
# The Troubles
Two ex-British soldiers to face murder charge for shooting dead of IRA man
Joe McCann was shot dead in Joy Street, Belfast in 1972.
# History
Transgender soldier becomes first woman to serve on frontlines of British Army
Chloe Allen joined the army in 2012 as a man named Ben.
# Controversial
Club proposes to kick British Army side out of championship
After much debate, the Irish Guards were officially recognised as a London GAA club last September.
# former regiment
A monument to Irish men who died fighting for the British has been vandalised
A paint bomb was thrown at a monument to the Royal Munster Fusiliers in Tralee.
# Derry
Former British soldier released on bail after arrest over Bloody Sunday murders
The 66-year-old man was interviewed by police in Belfast.
# thanks mate
Red Devil catches team-mate after parachute fails to open
Neither of the soldiers were injured in the incident.
This is why you should ALWAYS keep an eye out for approaching tanks
This learner driver found out the hard way.
# Antrim
Elderly man arrested over 1974 murder of 27-year-old with mental age of 6 year old
The case of John Pat Cunningham was reopened this year.
# revisionism
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.
# War games
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
# world war I
Today marks 100 years since the Battle of Mons - this video shows Ireland's involvement
15,000 Irishmen were part of the initial British forces to land in mainland Europe.
# british army
Dublin remembers victims of Ballymurphy Massacre 43 years on
The 11 people, including a priest and a mother-of-eight, were shot by the British Army.
# british army
British women could soon be allowed fight on the front lines
Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond said a review would be back by the end of 2014.
# The Troubles
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.
# Clive Barracks
British soldier suspected of murdering Antrim man Corporal Geoffrey McNeill
A 23-year-old solider is being questioned by West Mercia Police.
# Scotland Yard
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.
# Investigation
Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims to meet the Taoiseach today
A priest and a mother of eight were among those shot dead by members of the British Army Parachute Regiment in 1971.
TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.
# Afghanistan
British marine found guilty of murdering Afghan insurgent
The marine was convicted by a seven-strong board, consisting of officers and non-commissioned officers, following a two-week trial.
# Unemployment
Irish man considers joining British army to pull family out of poverty
The 25-year-old father of two said he was told he would be expected to spend six months in Afghanistan if he enlisted.
# Britain
More than 4,400 British soldiers given their marching orders
The soldiers, 84 percent of whom had applied for voluntary redundancy, were informed in person by their commanding officers today.
# Terrorism
Three men in Lee Rigby murder investigation bailed
The two suspected killers remain in hospital.
# Heroes
Memorial for Irish war heroes erected in South Korea
The monument honours “all those of Irish birth and heritage who fought and died in the service of the United Nations and those civilians of Irish birth and heritage who died side by side with the Korean people 1950-1953″.
# Irish Defence Forces
British and Irish forces in historic joint mission to Mali
In a historical first, the Irish Defence Forces is to team up with the British army for a training mission in Mali.
# 1982
30 years ago: Anger at Irish Government over IRA bombings
Newly released documents related to the Hyde Park and Regents Park bombings show that people both at home and abroad thought that Ireland’s government weren’t doing enough to stamp out the IRA.