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Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# War of Independence
Forgotten 10 member Thomas Bryan honoured with commemerative plaque at Dublin family home
The young IRA volunteer fought in the war of Independence and was hanged this day 102 years ago.
This month
March 2023
# Civil War
Micheál Martin says Ballyseedy massacre was 'premeditated murder, nothing less'
The Tánaiste was speaking at an event to commemorate the events at Ballyseedy.
Last year
# Northern Ireland
Condemnation after woman asks Arlene Foster for selfie before chanting 'Up the Ra'
The IRA tried to kill Foster’s father and blow up her school bus
# Jerry McCabe
Widow of Garda killed by IRA dismisses Sinn Fein president’s comments
Ann McCabe, whose husband Jerry McCabe was killed in 1996, said that in her view, ‘murder is murder’.
# hate crime
Desecration of wreaths and tributes at site of Co Down atrocity condemned
18 British soldiers were killed at Narrow Water in an IRA bomb attack in 1979.
# Belfast
Four men arrested by NI police in connection with investigation into New IRA
The men – aged 27, 30, 51 and 62 – were arrested in Belfast under the Terrorism Act.
# statement
Larne player leaves the club after controversy over pro-IRA slogan
John Herron has departed ‘by mutual agreement’.
# birmingham bombings
Police lose bid for journalist’s Birmingham bombing material
The ruling was handed down at the Old Bailey today.
# Limerick
Detective Garda Ben O’Sullivan, who survived 1996 IRA armed robbery laid to rest
Mr O’Sullivan was shot 11 times when an IRA gang opened fire with machine guns – his colleague Jerry McCabe was killed.
All time
# State Papers
Real IRA not ‘overly active’, Ahern told Blair two weeks before Omagh bomb
The bombing was the single greatest loss of life of the Troubles.
# The Troubles
Decommissioning demands during first IRA ceasefire ‘were pointless’
Senior security figures told Irish officials two months before the ceasefire ended that the insistence on prior decommissioning was unnecessary.
'The trouble is that Gaddafi is mad': State papers reveal extent of Libya's support for PIRA
Gardai estimated there were six major arms shipments from Libya to the Provisional IRA.
# Don Tidey
Gardaí involved in rescue of IRA kidnap victim honoured almost 40 years on
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris presented the Scott medal, the force’s highest honour, to 15 deceased and serving members of An Garda Síochána.
Investigation into IRA murder of Tom Oliver uncovers new DNA evidence
The farmer was shot dead in July 1991.
# Joe McCann
Statements of former paratroopers excluded from murder trial of ex-IRA man
Joe McCann, 24, was shot dead as he ran away from the police and Army in Belfast in April 1972.
# Gaddafi
Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid
The UK government refused to publish a Foreign Office ordered probe into efforts to secure payouts for the injured and bereaved.
# bobby storey
Bobby Storey funeral: O'Neill will not be prosecuted as Foster calls for PSNI chief to resign
The PPS has said it will not bring any charges after considering evidence on 24 people.
No charges to be brought in relation to the funeral
NI's DPP says Covid-19 regulations at the time of the funeral had become 'inconsistent'
O'Neill apologises for what she said was the hurt caused to families as a result of the incident
Foster has claimed the PSNI 'facilitated a breach of the law'
# Bobby sands
'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on
This Monday will mark 40 years since Bobby Sands went on hunger strike.
# Report
UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives
A report on compensation to UK victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA terrorism was delivered to government last year.
# The Troubles
IRA did not want Sinn Fein to get involved with backchannel peace talks with the British
State papers reveal that IRA chiefs did not like the socialism of Sinn Fein’s “urban-based leadership”.
# Arlene Foster
Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders
Arlene Foster sought a meeting with the Taoiseach on the issue in a letter.
# PAC chair
Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division
The Sinn Féin TD repeated his apology for a tweet he sent over the weekend about two IRA attacks.
Stanley repeated his apology for his tweet about two IRA attacks on the British Army.
The PAC chairman told his colleagues he was sorry for the position he had put them in.
Ceann Comhairle tells Arlene Foster that Brian Stanley tweet was 'disrespectful' and requires 'credible political response'
McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
# Brian Stanley
McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.
# War of Independence
Bloody Sunday: How the senseless attack in Croke Park hastened the end of British rule
We take a look at the events of that day, using newspaper reports and archive material.
# Public Inquiry
UK Home Secretary to meet with Birmingham pub bombings families amid calls for new inquiry
In April 2019, an inquest jury found a botched IRA warning call led to the deaths of 21 people unlawfully killed in the atrocity in 1974.
# Special Criminal Court
Man who supplied car in IRA operation to put bomb under PSNI officer's jeep sentenced to three years
Robert O’Leary previously said “never in a million years” would he be involved with the IRA.
# Dissidents
Three suspected dissident republicans arrested on suspicion of being part of 'unlawful organisation'
Up to 40 gardaí were involved in the operation.
# Courts
Man who supplied vehicle to place bomb under PSNI officer's car found guilty of IRA membership
Robert O’Leary described himself as a “bit of an Arthur Daley”.
# Operation Arbacia
Nine people arrested as part of New IRA investigation
Gardaí carried out searches in Dublin, Laois, Cork and Kerry as part of the operation.
# Courts
Man denies IRA membership charge relating to bomb placed under PSNI officer's car
The charge relates to the discovery of an explosive device under the officer’s car at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast.
# Limerick
Man (50s) arrested for 'knowingly assisting the IRA' and firearm possession
Two handguns, documentation and a significant amount of cash were seized by gardaí.
# fairview park
Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours
Dublin City Council says it has “a duty of care for all our public sculptures and statues”.
# garda commissioner
Drew Harris says he has 'no regrets' over his comments about IRA Army Council and Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the ‘war is over, the IRA is off the stage’.
# Provisional IRA
Drew Harris says he agrees with PSNI assessment about IRA Army Council and influence on Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald reacted to Drew Harris’ comments by saying: “The war is over, the IRA is off the stage”.
# War of Independence
New exhibition shines a light on struggle between IRA and British forces in Monaghan
The Monaghan War of Independence files include more than 500 pages of first-hand accounts from Monaghan IRA veterans
# Terror Threat
New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns
“We have been told this planned attack could happen anywhere in the north,” deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said.
# brexit bomb plot
PSNI releases images of truck bomb they believe was planted by the Continuity IRA to mark Brexit
Police in the North believe that the device was attached to the wrong vehicle.
# ge2020
Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?
The court was set up after the IRA launched a bombing camapign in Britain on the eve of World War II and experts say it has become “normalised”.
# Conor Murphy
'I apologise for those remarks and I unreservedly withdraw them': SF's Murphy issues apology to family of Paul Quinn
Paul Quinn (21) was beaten to death by a gang of men in a farm shed in Monaghan in 2007.
# commemoration
Explainer: Who were the RIC?
The Government’s controversial commemoration had been the subject of much criticism this week.