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#IRA

# ira - Last week 20th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Condemnation after woman asks Arlene Foster for selfie before chanting 'Up the Ra'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Condemnation after woman asks Arlene Foster for selfie before chanting 'Up the Ra'

Nov 21st 2022, 3:25 PM 29,857 Views 0 Comments

The IRA tried to kill Foster’s father and blow up her school bus

# ira - Last month November 2022

Widow of Garda killed by IRA dismisses Sinn Fein president’s comments
# Jerry McCabe
# Jerry McCabe

Widow of Garda killed by IRA dismisses Sinn Fein president’s comments

Nov 7th 2022, 12:20 PM 39,837 Views 83 Comments

Ann McCabe, whose husband Jerry McCabe was killed in 1996, said that in her view, ‘murder is murder’.

# ira - This year 2022

Desecration of wreaths and tributes at site of Co Down atrocity condemned
# Hate Crime
# Hate Crime

Desecration of wreaths and tributes at site of Co Down atrocity condemned

Sep 25th 2022, 4:58 PM 22,073 Views 19 Comments

18 British soldiers were killed at Narrow Water in an IRA bomb attack in 1979.

Four men arrested by NI police in connection with investigation into New IRA
# Belfast
# Belfast

Four men arrested by NI police in connection with investigation into New IRA

Aug 24th 2022, 1:47 PM 13,418 Views 9 Comments

The men – aged 27, 30, 51 and 62 – were arrested in Belfast under the Terrorism Act.

Larne player leaves the club after controversy over pro-IRA slogan
# Statement
From The42
# Statement

Larne player leaves the club after controversy over pro-IRA slogan

Aug 22nd 2022, 11:26 PM 7,837 Views 0 Comments

John Herron has departed ‘by mutual agreement’.

Police lose bid for journalist’s Birmingham bombing material
# Birmingham Bombings
# Birmingham Bombings

Police lose bid for journalist’s Birmingham bombing material

Updated Mar 22nd 2022, 11:35 AM 22,672 Views 11 Comments

The ruling was handed down at the Old Bailey today.

Detective Garda Ben O’Sullivan, who survived 1996 IRA armed robbery laid to rest
# Limerick
# Limerick

Detective Garda Ben O’Sullivan, who survived 1996 IRA armed robbery laid to rest

Feb 28th 2022, 8:57 PM 17,413 Views 0 Comments

Mr O’Sullivan was shot 11 times when an IRA gang opened fire with machine guns – his colleague Jerry McCabe was killed.

# ira - Last year 2021

Real IRA not ‘overly active’, Ahern told Blair two weeks before Omagh bomb
# State Papers
# State Papers

Real IRA not ‘overly active’, Ahern told Blair two weeks before Omagh bomb

Dec 30th 2021, 10:36 AM 18,074 Views 30 Comments

The bombing was the single greatest loss of life of the Troubles.

Decommissioning demands during first IRA ceasefire ‘were pointless’
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Decommissioning demands during first IRA ceasefire ‘were pointless’

Dec 29th 2021, 2:25 PM 12,331 Views 14 Comments

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
# IRA
# IRA

'The trouble is that Gaddafi is mad': State papers reveal extent of Libya's support for PIRA

Dec 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,212 Views 12 Comments

Gardai estimated there were six major arms shipments from Libya to the Provisional IRA.

Gardaí involved in rescue of IRA kidnap victim honoured almost 40 years on
# Don Tidey
# Don Tidey

Gardaí involved in rescue of IRA kidnap victim honoured almost 40 years on

Sep 24th 2021, 3:42 PM 15,656 Views 14 Comments

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
# IRA
# IRA

Investigation into IRA murder of Tom Oliver uncovers new DNA evidence

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 2:40 PM 33,462 Views 30 Comments

The farmer was shot dead in July 1991.

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 15,580 Views 0 Comments

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

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 11,208 Views 22 Comments

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

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 46,195 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'
'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 33,689 Views 40 Comments

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

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 16,169 Views 39 Comments

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

# ira - All time

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 25,775 Views 60 Comments

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

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 55,661 Views 103 Comments

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

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 23,759 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.
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 23,544 Views 85 Comments

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

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 59,024 Views 59 Comments

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

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 16,229 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.

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 16,453 Views 8 Comments

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

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 22,628 Views 4 Comments

Up to 40 gardaí were involved in the operation.

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 14,863 Views 0 Comments

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

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 26,270 Views 18 Comments

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

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 10,044 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.

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 26,647 Views 26 Comments

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

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 46,532 Views 139 Comments

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

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 41,273 Views 133 Comments

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

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 50,833 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”.

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 20,109 Views 25 Comments

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

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 53,277 Views 64 Comments

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

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 18,350 Views 61 Comments

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

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 25,754 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”.

'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 90,834 Views 93 Comments

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

Explainer: Who were the RIC?
# Commemoration
# Commemoration

Explainer: Who were the RIC?

Jan 7th 2020, 8:30 PM 38,754 Views 42 Comments

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

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 41,100 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 30,572 Views 34 Comments

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

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