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# margaret thatcher

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# Iron Lady
Thatcher's funeral to have twice as many security staff as mourners
2,300 people will attend the ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral, with 4,000 police officers and 700 military personnel on duty.
# Thatcher Camp
Thatcher supporters set up camp ahead of funeral
Danny Jones and his son Jordan came from Liverpool and are willing to stay outside for the night ahead of tomorrow’s ceremonies.
# London Calling
Big Ben to be silent during Margaret Thatcher's funeral
The bell of the clock tower was last silenced for former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in 1965.
# Postponed
Commitments' West End launch delayed due to Thatcher funeral
The Roddy Doyle play was due to be launched next week.
# Ding Dong
LISTEN: The BBC explains why 'Ding Dong' Thatcher song made number 2
‘Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead’ made number two in the UK singles charts; here’s how the BBC treated the news…
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
# thatcher
Updated: BBC to play ‘short clip’ of Oz song after ‘ding-dong’ with Thatcher fans
The broadcaster is under pressure to ban the song which has surged up the charts in the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death on Monday.
# need to know
The Evening Fix...now with added rainbows and tall ships
Things we learned, loved and shared today…
# thatcher
Here's who is attending Thatcher's funeral on behalf of the Irish government...
With the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste unavailable, it will be Education Minister Ruairí Quinn who attends the late British Prime Minister’s funeral next week.
# margaret thatcher
Gerry Adams criticises parties celebrating Thatcher's death
In an interview with a Fermanagh newspaper, Adams also said he forgave the former British Prime Minister.
# NO NO NO
Video: When Margaret Thatcher didn't want to jump for TV
The lady’s not for jumping…
# thatcher
Silence for Hillsborough, not Thatcher, insists Liverpool boss Rodgers
“For me that is our only remembrance at the game on Saturday.”
# thatcher
Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate
MPs paid tribute to the late Prime Minister in a special Commons and Lords debate today.
# Ding Dong
Top 40 placing expected for Wizard of Oz song
All three versions of the song, Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead qualify for the charts under industry rules.
Voices
Column: Few politicians have courted controversy and adoration like Thatcher
In Ireland, we tend to think of Margaret Thatcher as either the prime minister who let the hunger strikers die or the pragmatist who signed the Anglo-Irish Agreement. David McCann wonders if this is too narrow a view.
# Iron Lady
Thatcher to be given ceremonial funeral with military honours
The honours afforded to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will be equivalent to those given to the Queen Mother and Princess Diana.
# margaret thatcher
Ireland cricketer apologises for 'offensive' tweets on Thatcher death
Cricket Ireland said they would consider “appropriate disciplinary action” against John Mooney.
# margaret thatcher
6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland
Assassination attempts, the Hunger Strikes, and historic agreements were just some of the events involving Britain and Ireland that took place during the Iron Lady’s 11 years as Prime Minister.
# need to know
The Evening Fix...now with added reactions from One Directioners
Things we learned, loved and shared today…
# margaret thatcher
“First lady of girl power”: Thatcher’s death – the Twitter reaction
Britain’s first female prime minister died today at the age of 87. The reaction on Twitter was somewhat mixed…
# spitting image
6 elements required for an accurate portrayal of Margaret Thatcher
She was nothing if not consistent.
# Iron Lady
Ireland's statements muted as global tributes pour in for Thatcher
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was saddened to hear of the death of the “formidable political leader”.
# thatcher
President Higgins: Thatcher's legacy will be debated for many years
The President said he was “sorry to learn of the death of Lady Thatcher” and extended his condolences to her family.
# Iron Lady
VIDEOS: 10 pivotal moments from Margaret Thatcher's time in power
Miners’ strikes, IRA bombings, the Falklands invasion and the threat of Brussels…
# now that cher's not dead
Sigh. No, Cher is not dead
“Thatcher”. Not “that Cher”.
# thatcher
Gerry Adams has harsh words for Margaret Thatcher
The late former British PM “did great hurt to the Irish and British people”, says the Sinn Féin president in a strongly-worded statement
# margaret thatcher
In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland
Britain’s first female prime minister died following a stroke this morning.
# Iron Lady
Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87
The former Conservative leader and three-time prime minister suffered a stroke and died peacefully, a spokesman says.
# 1982
Thatcher papers show how Reagan kept Queen Elizabeth II waiting
British documents reveal the countries desire to make sure that President Reagan’s visit in 1982 materialised.
# 1982
Falklands War: Irish response to Belgrano sinking drew British anger
One of the most controversial incidents of the Falklands War saw a change in the Irish government’s approach to the conflict and a considerable backlash from the British media and public.
# falklands
After Falklands invasion, Thatcher sought Haughey’s ‘urgent help’
Suggestions that Ireland would not support British efforts to ostracise Argentina after its invasion of the Falklands in April 1982 were met with warnings from diplomats in London.
# margaret thatcher
Margaret Thatcher doing 'fine' in hospital
The 87-year-old former leader has suffered a number of health problems in recent years.
# thatcher
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher undergoes bladder surgery
The 87-year-old former leader has suffered a number of health problems in recent years.
# Newsnight
Politician dragged into British sex abuse scandal
BBC’s Newsnight last night aired a report in which two men said they had been abused by a Conservative politician – but the programme did not name him.
# Coalition Government
Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD
Patrick Nulty, who lost the Labour whip last December, has said he always opposed the party going into government with Fine Gael and criticised Leo Varadkar’s comments about public sector pay increments.
# Abbeville
Apology after family denies Thatcher and Gaddafi were guests of Haughey
Promotional material for the sale of the former home of ex-Taoiseach Charles Haughey incorrectly stated that Margaret Thatcher and Colonel Gaddafi were once guests at the mansion.
# Property Porn
In pictures: Haughey's former mansion at Abbeville on sale for €7.5m
It once played host to Luciano Pavarotti…
Voices
Column: 'People are dying without ever having had justice' - Hillsborough 23 years on
Today marks 23 years since 96 Liverpool supporters died at Hillsborough. Sheila Coleman writes on the ongoing battle for justice for the families and survivors of that fateful day.