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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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# World War Two
Revealed: Ireland's surveillance activities during World War Two
The newly released files also uncover attempts to turn Ireland into a fascist state, in addition to Britain’s wartime recruitment within the 26 counties.
# History
Lives of Irish soldiers unveiled in newly published records
The records have been published as part of a newly-digitised collection of those pensioned from the British army by the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
# War
British soldier shot dead by man in Afghan army uniform
The Ministry of Defence confirmed it was an “insider attack”.
# 1916 rising
Scars of the Easter Rising you can still see on Dublin streets
From bullet holes in masonry to trenches in St Stephen’s Green, we take a look at the physical remnants of the 1916 Easter Rising.
# Tragedy
Irish soldier killed on army firing range
Michael Maguire, from west Cork, died in an accident during live-fire exercises with the Royal Irish Regiment.
# Bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday: Victims' families gather for 40th anniversary
Some relatives are calling for the soldiers involved in the 1972 massacre to be prosecuted.
# World War II
BBC to air doc on Irish soldiers persecuted for 'desertion'
Around 5,000 soldiers left the neutral Irish Army to fight fascism in the Allied forces – and were persecuted for it afterwards.
# Ballymurphy
Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign
Following the Attorney General’s decision to hold new inquests into the deaths of 10 people who were shot dead in west Belfast in 1971, the Department of Foreign Affairs has reiterated its support for the victims’ families.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?
More than 50,000 Irish people died in the First and Second World Wars. Should we wear the poppy to commemorate them?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you might have missed…
# Apology
British army apologises to family of Derry man killed by soldier in 1971
Billy McGreanery was shot dead as he walked by an army observation post in Derry in 1971. The soldier involved said he thought he saw him carrying a gun.
# Abuse
British army suspends more soldiers following Baha Mousa inquiry
Meanwhile, the British Ministry of Defence has said that more damning evidence could lead to further prosecutions in other Iraqi abuse cases.
# Troubles
Family of man killed by army in Belfast 40 years ago call for an apology
A report has found that Billy McKavanagh was unarmed when he was shot in the back by a British soldier.
# NOTW
Warnings of potential Irish victims of NOTW phone hacking
Meanwhile, UK police have contacted a lawyer involved in Lady Diana’s inquest to warn him over possible voicemail hacking.
# Apology
O'Hare family welcome apology from British Government over Majella's death
Letter from Britain’s Ministry of Defence apologises to the family of Majella O’Hare, who was shot in the back at the age of 12 by a British paratrooper.