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# ira - Monday 19 July, 2021

Investigation into IRA murder of Tom Oliver uncovers new DNA evidence
# IRA
# IRA

Investigation into IRA murder of Tom Oliver uncovers new DNA evidence

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 2:40 PM 33,113 Views 30 Comments

The farmer was shot dead in July 1991.

# ira - Friday 30 April, 2021

Statements of former paratroopers excluded from murder trial of ex-IRA man
# Joe McCann
# Joe McCann

Statements of former paratroopers excluded from murder trial of ex-IRA man

Apr 30th 2021, 1:39 PM 15,528 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCann, 24, was shot dead as he ran away from the police and Army in Belfast in April 1972.

# ira - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid
# Gaddafi
# Gaddafi

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid

Apr 14th 2021, 7:05 AM 11,146 Views 22 Comments

The UK government refused to publish a Foreign Office ordered probe into efforts to secure payouts for the injured and bereaved.

# ira - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Bobby Storey funeral: O'Neill will not be prosecuted as Foster calls for PSNI chief to resign
# Bobby Storey
# Bobby Storey

Bobby Storey funeral: O'Neill will not be prosecuted as Foster calls for PSNI chief to resign

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 5:21 PM 46,083 Views 143 Comments
  • 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'

# ira - Saturday 27 February, 2021

'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on
# Bobby Sands
# Bobby Sands

'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on

Feb 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 32,878 Views 40 Comments

This Monday will mark 40 years since Bobby Sands went on hunger strike.

# ira - Monday 11 January, 2021

UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives
# Report
# Report

UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives

Jan 11th 2021, 7:17 AM 16,120 Views 39 Comments

A report on compensation to UK victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA terrorism was delivered to government last year.

# ira - Sunday 27 December, 2020

IRA did not want Sinn Fein to get involved with backchannel peace talks with the British
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

IRA did not want Sinn Fein to get involved with backchannel peace talks with the British

Dec 27th 2020, 8:00 AM 25,651 Views 60 Comments

State papers reveal that IRA chiefs did not like the socialism of Sinn Fein’s “urban-based leadership”.

# ira - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders
# Arlene Foster
# Arlene Foster

Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders

Updated Dec 6th 2020, 6:08 PM 55,581 Views 103 Comments

Arlene Foster sought a meeting with the Taoiseach on the issue in a letter.

# ira - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division
# PAC Chair
# PAC Chair

Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:06 PM 23,705 Views 98 Comments
  • 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.

# ira - Tuesday 1 December, 2020

McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
# Brian Stanley
# Brian Stanley

McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks

Dec 1st 2020, 9:01 AM 23,495 Views 85 Comments

Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.

# ira - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Bloody Sunday: How the senseless attack in Croke Park hastened the end of British rule
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

Bloody Sunday: How the senseless attack in Croke Park hastened the end of British rule

Nov 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 57,996 Views 59 Comments

We take a look at the events of that day, using newspaper reports and archive material.

# ira - Monday 19 October, 2020

UK Home Secretary to meet with Birmingham pub bombings families amid calls for new inquiry
# Public Inquiry
# Public Inquiry

UK Home Secretary to meet with Birmingham pub bombings families amid calls for new inquiry

Oct 19th 2020, 7:34 AM 16,195 Views 16 Comments

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.

# ira - Friday 16 October, 2020

Man who supplied car in IRA operation to put bomb under PSNI officer's jeep sentenced to three years
# Special Criminal Court
# Special Criminal Court

Man who supplied car in IRA operation to put bomb under PSNI officer's jeep sentenced to three years

Oct 16th 2020, 2:31 PM 16,264 Views 8 Comments

Robert O’Leary previously said “never in a million years” would he be involved with the IRA.

# ira - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Three suspected dissident republicans arrested on suspicion of being part of 'unlawful organisation'
# Dissidents
# Dissidents

Three suspected dissident republicans arrested on suspicion of being part of 'unlawful organisation'

Sep 30th 2020, 2:58 PM 22,591 Views 4 Comments

Up to 40 gardaí were involved in the operation.

# ira - Monday 7 September, 2020

Man who supplied vehicle to place bomb under PSNI officer's car found guilty of IRA membership
# Courts
# Courts

Man who supplied vehicle to place bomb under PSNI officer's car found guilty of IRA membership

Sep 7th 2020, 4:20 PM 14,790 Views 0 Comments

Robert O’Leary described himself as a “bit of an Arthur Daley”.

# ira - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Nine people arrested as part of New IRA investigation
# Operation Arbacia
# Operation Arbacia

Nine people arrested as part of New IRA investigation

Aug 19th 2020, 8:58 AM 26,230 Views 18 Comments

Gardaí carried out searches in Dublin, Laois, Cork and Kerry as part of the operation.

# ira - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Man denies IRA membership charge relating to bomb placed under PSNI officer's car
# Courts
# Courts

Man denies IRA membership charge relating to bomb placed under PSNI officer's car

Jul 15th 2020, 4:55 PM 9,956 Views 0 Comments

The charge relates to the discovery of an explosive device under the officer’s car at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast.

# ira - Friday 26 June, 2020

Man (50s) arrested for 'knowingly assisting the IRA' and firearm possession
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man (50s) arrested for 'knowingly assisting the IRA' and firearm possession

Jun 26th 2020, 11:00 PM 26,574 Views 26 Comments

Two handguns, documentation and a significant amount of cash were seized by gardaí.

# ira - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours
# Fairview Park
# Fairview Park

Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours

Jun 23rd 2020, 3:35 PM 45,728 Views 139 Comments

Dublin City Council says it has “a duty of care for all our public sculptures and statues”.

# ira - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Drew Harris says he has 'no regrets' over his comments about IRA Army Council and Sinn Féin
# Garda Commissioner
# Garda Commissioner

Drew Harris says he has 'no regrets' over his comments about IRA Army Council and Sinn Féin

Feb 26th 2020, 6:15 PM 41,119 Views 133 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the ‘war is over, the IRA is off the stage’.

# ira - Friday 21 February, 2020

Drew Harris says he agrees with PSNI assessment about IRA Army Council and influence on Sinn Féin
# Provisional IRA
# Provisional IRA

Drew Harris says he agrees with PSNI assessment about IRA Army Council and influence on Sinn Féin

Feb 21st 2020, 4:04 PM 49,929 Views 297 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald reacted to Drew Harris’ comments by saying: “The war is over, the IRA is off the stage”.

# ira - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

New exhibition shines a light on struggle between IRA and British forces in Monaghan
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

New exhibition shines a light on struggle between IRA and British forces in Monaghan

Feb 19th 2020, 5:39 PM 20,037 Views 25 Comments

The Monaghan War of Independence files include more than 500 pages of first-hand accounts from Monaghan IRA veterans

# ira - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns
# Terror Threat
# Terror Threat

New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns

Feb 18th 2020, 7:16 AM 53,230 Views 64 Comments

“We have been told this planned attack could happen anywhere in the north,” deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said.

# ira - Friday 7 February, 2020

PSNI releases images of truck bomb they believe was planted by the Continuity IRA to mark Brexit
# Brexit Bomb Plot
# Brexit Bomb Plot

PSNI releases images of truck bomb they believe was planted by the Continuity IRA to mark Brexit

Feb 7th 2020, 4:36 PM 18,328 Views 61 Comments

Police in the North believe that the device was attached to the wrong vehicle.

# ira - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?

Feb 6th 2020, 12:58 PM 25,257 Views 38 Comments

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”.

# ira - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

'I apologise for those remarks and I unreservedly withdraw them': SF's Murphy issues apology to family of Paul Quinn
# Conor Murphy
# Conor Murphy

'I apologise for those remarks and I unreservedly withdraw them': SF's Murphy issues apology to family of Paul Quinn

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 10:08 PM 90,757 Views 93 Comments

Paul Quinn (21) was beaten to death by a gang of men in a farm shed in Monaghan in 2007.

# ira - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Explainer: Who were the RIC?
# Commemoration
# Commemoration

Explainer: Who were the RIC?

Jan 7th 2020, 8:30 PM 37,497 Views 42 Comments

The Government’s controversial commemoration had been the subject of much criticism this week.

# ira - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Thatcher told Haughey that Ireland's refusal to extradite IRA priest was 'a major setback'
# FR PATRICK RYAN
# FR PATRICK RYAN

Thatcher told Haughey that Ireland's refusal to extradite IRA priest was 'a major setback'

Dec 28th 2019, 9:30 PM 40,909 Views 35 Comments

Ireland and the UK disagreed over how to handle the case of Fr Patrick Ryan, and the US considered intervening, State papers reveal.

Pat Finucane murder: Minister's comments about solicitors being 'sympathetic to IRA' were backed by No 10
# Douglas Hogg
# Douglas Hogg

Pat Finucane murder: Minister's comments about solicitors being 'sympathetic to IRA' were backed by No 10

Dec 28th 2019, 6:30 AM 30,267 Views 34 Comments

Douglas Hogg was criticised for remarks he made in the House of Commons three weeks before Finucane was killed in 1989.

# ira - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Hyde Park bomb fitted with pieces of shrapnel by IRA 'to increase lethality' of device, court told
# 1982
# 1982

Hyde Park bomb fitted with pieces of shrapnel by IRA 'to increase lethality' of device, court told

Dec 12th 2019, 7:51 AM 12,328 Views 0 Comments

Four members of the Royal Household Cavalry were killed in the 1982 blast.

# ira - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father
# DUP
# DUP

Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father

Nov 19th 2019, 1:52 PM 42,792 Views 53 Comments

The DUP leader also called on the republican party to condemn a murder attempt on DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds.

# ira - Sunday 17 November, 2019

Son of Jean McConville calls for public inquiry after being 'let down' by state
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Son of Jean McConville calls for public inquiry after being 'let down' by state

Nov 17th 2019, 1:26 PM 11,577 Views 31 Comments

Michael McConville said that social workers told him that he and his siblings had been ‘abandoned’.

# ira - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Republican Ivor Bell found not guilty of soliciting murder of Jean McConville
# Trial
# Trial

Republican Ivor Bell found not guilty of soliciting murder of Jean McConville

Oct 17th 2019, 12:22 PM 11,784 Views 22 Comments

The mother-of-ten was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back of the head in December 1972.

# ira - Friday 11 October, 2019

Alleged IRA bomber John Downey extradited to UK over murder of two soldiers
# Extradition
# Extradition

Alleged IRA bomber John Downey extradited to UK over murder of two soldiers

Oct 11th 2019, 10:10 PM 20,458 Views 0 Comments

John Downey’s trial for the IRA’s Hyde Park bombing collapsed in controversy five years ago.

# ira - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Trial of two men charged in connection with murder of Peter Butterly opens at Special Criminal Court
# Murder Trial
# Murder Trial

Trial of two men charged in connection with murder of Peter Butterly opens at Special Criminal Court

Oct 8th 2019, 5:32 PM 10,271 Views 0 Comments

The prosecution described it as a “meticulously planned” killing.

# ira - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Collins' most reliable and useful agents: New files shine light on women of the War of Independence
# Intelligence
# Intelligence

Collins' most reliable and useful agents: New files shine light on women of the War of Independence

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:45 AM 12,060 Views 3 Comments

One Dublin woman who ran a grocery shop was considered a key asset to Michael Collins, according to the files.

# ira - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Veteran IRA member claims Gerry Adams lied when he denied being a member of the organisation
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Veteran IRA member claims Gerry Adams lied when he denied being a member of the organisation

Sep 17th 2019, 12:40 PM 28,477 Views 106 Comments

The Louth TD has repeatedly denied accusations that he was a member of the paramilitary organisation.

# ira - Monday 9 September, 2019

New IRA responsible for mortar device left outside Co Tyrone homes, PSNI claims
# Strabane
# Strabane

New IRA responsible for mortar device left outside Co Tyrone homes, PSNI claims

Sep 9th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,934 Views 5 Comments

The device was discovered outside homes in the Church View Close area in Strabane on Saturday.

# ira - Friday 6 September, 2019

Former police chief to hold investigation into 1982 murder of three RUC officers in Co Armagh
# Car Bomb
# Car Bomb

Former police chief to hold investigation into 1982 murder of three RUC officers in Co Armagh

Sep 6th 2019, 8:04 AM 12,918 Views 11 Comments

Sergeant Sean Quinn and Constables Allan McCloy and Paul Hamilton were killed by a bomb.

# ira - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Events take place to mark 40 years since IRA killings of Lord Mountbatten and Warrenpoint soldiers
# Bloody Monday
# Bloody Monday

Events take place to mark 40 years since IRA killings of Lord Mountbatten and Warrenpoint soldiers

Updated Aug 27th 2019, 1:45 PM 48,762 Views 134 Comments

The killings took place on one of the deadliest days of the Troubles.

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