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# margaret thatcher

Last year
# Tory leadership
Sunak labels himself the underdog as ‘forces that be’ back Liz Truss
The ex-chancellor used a speech in Grantham, the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher, to kick-start his campaign for the Tory leadership.
All time
# margaret thatcher
Backlash after Boris Johnson says Thatcher helped climate by closing UK coal mines
Johnson made the comments towards the end of a two-day trip to Scotland.
# state papers 1990
Haughey rebuked British ambassador after Thatcher questioned Ireland’s will to defeat IRA
An Irish official relayed that ambassador Sir Nicholas Fenn explained Thatcher had been speaking with a “certain sense of exasperation”.
Thatcher told Haughey that Ireland's refusal to extradite IRA priest was 'a major setback'
Ireland and the UK disagreed over how to handle the case of Fr Patrick Ryan, and the US considered intervening, State papers reveal.
# hunger strikes
Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher
The songwriter disagreed with how Thatcher treated hunger strikers and miners in the 1980s.
# on a pedestal
A statue of Margaret Thatcher is to be put on a 3.2 metre plinth to deter vandals
The statue is planned for her hometown of Grantham.
# trade partners
Ireland considered sanctions on Gaddafi's Libya over IRA support but was worried about beef
Ireland had built up a valuable beef export partnership with Libya.
# State Papers
Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'
The frank assessment came in meeting between the pair in The Hague in 1986.
# Crime and Punishment
'The Heysel ban wasn't really about football, it was an attack on working-class culture'
Journalist Tony Evans discusses the 1985-86 season, and the long-lasting consequences that the events surrounding it had on English football.
# state papers 1987
'My feelings go deeper than anger': Thatcher lambasted Haughey during aftermath of Enniskillen bomb
Details of the row about extradition procedures have been revealed in freshly released state papers.
# tory troubles
Ghost of Thatcher haunts May as she fights plot to oust her
The British Prime Minister might demote Boris Johnson in a cabinet reshuffle.
# rags to riches
These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history
Some came from very humble beginnings.
# nigel bites
Thatcher minister says Ireland made "mistake" and should rejoin UK
Nigel Lawson – father of Nigella – is now chairman of the Vote Leave campaign.
# belfast bunfight
Margaret Thatcher wanted to crush Loyalist strikers just like she did the miners
The UK Prime Minister was determined not to let them take down the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
# Ouch
When Maggie dropped some epic shade on Garret FitzGerald...
Mrs Thatcher was not a fan of Ministers for Foreign Affairs.
# Thatcherite
'What you'd expect from the Tea Party': Leo's radical plan for hospitals is being lashed
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin are not impressed with the Health Minister’s latest comments.
Geoffrey Howe, old ally to Margaret Thatcher, has died
Howe, former chancellor of the exchequer among other things, has died from a heart attack aged 88.
# Dáil scenes
Joan Burton compared to Margaret Thatcher (again)
But the lady is not for turning on the cut to the one-parent family payment.
# fool me once
A LOT of people were fooled by this disturbing tweet from a parody ITV account...
# Brighton bombing
'You planted the bomb that killed my dad, but who are you?'
An incredible friendship grew from the aftermath of the Brighton bombing.
# 1984 State Papers
Thatcher in '84: 'The Irish don't like to move, but they're all terribly happy to move to Britain'
The PM’s comments have been revealed in newly released state documents.
# State Papers
The secret note that revealed how much Margaret Thatcher trusted Garret Fitzgerald
A steering note before Garret Fitzgerald’s meeting with Margaret Thatcher shows us how she was “by political preference” a Unionist.
# Not for turning
Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher
And not for the first time either.
# Brighton bombing
"I remember looking at him and thinking - you’re not my idea of a terrorist"
Speaking on the Tubridy programme today, Jo Berry, daughter of a Conservative MP killed in the Brighton bombing, described how she came to find forgiveness and understanding.
# room 629
30 years ago tonight, the IRA tried to murder Margaret Thatcher
The Brighton bombing was “the most audacious attack on a British government” in nearly 400 years.
# 1984
Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south
The plan was revealed by British state papers released under the 30 year rule.
# State Papers
Haughey sought military advice on a common defence plan for Ireland and the UK
State Papers show he planned to ‘bait’ Margaret Thatcher into talks on reunification using the plan.
# 1983
Cost of Margaret Thatcher's helicopter created headaches for govt departments
Departments conversed internally about who should pay the cost which reached more than £8,000.
# pics of the year
The 39 photographs that took our breath away this year
From Commander Hadfield to Batkid, here are the most striking photographs from 2013.
# fair and balanced
"Our Maggie": Tories open party conference with glowing video tribute
Got a spare ten minutes to watch our nomination for least balanced ‘documentary’ of 2013?
# thatcher
Margaret Thatcher's ashes laid to rest in private London service
A plaque with the inscription “Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013″ was placed at the site where she was laid to rest in the grounds of a military nursing home.
# beardin' deadly
Beards for the beardless is the best hashtag around
Jessie J! Margaret Thatcher! The Queen! They’ve all got beards!
# News Fix
Here Is What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about the looming Dublin Bus strike, the horrific car crash in Donegal and what the son of Bishop Eamon Casey had to say about Gay Byrne…
# Twitter
Thatcher tweet sees Irish cricket star banned for 3 matches
John Mooney quickly apologised for the ‘derogatory’ message about the former British PM.
# Boston
Criticism after Aussie TV host draws ‘Irish’ link to Boston bombings
David Koch of Channel Seven says Boston’s Irish population may link the Marathon bombings to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.
Column: Margaret Thatcher, a feminist icon? She certainly wouldn’t have called herself one
Margaret Thatcher normalised female success, challenging the prevailing orthodoxy that women were unsuited to the pursuit of power, but mechanisms, such as electoral gender quotas would have been anathema to her, writes Margaret O’Keefe.
# Iron Lady
Signs of Thatcher: loved and hated in life and death
Reflecting how divisive the former prime minister was during her political life, supporters and detractors turned out for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral this morning.
# Ouch
Thatcher: "You can't trust the Irish, they are all liars"
Former Labour minister Peter Mandelson said Thatcher gave him the advice on the day he was appointed Secretary for Northern Ireland.
# margaret thatcher
Pics: Protesters, supporters and mourners at Margaret Thatcher's funeral
Big Ben’s bell was silenced as Margaret Thatcher’s coffin was driven through the streets of London.