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#Provisional IRA

# provisional-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 41,114 Views 133 Comments

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

# provisional-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 49,928 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”.

# provisional-ira - Monday 18 February, 2019

Former Real IRA commander: Even cameras on masts would be seen as 'spy posts' in border regions
# Hard Brexit
# Hard Brexit

Former Real IRA commander: Even cameras on masts would be seen as 'spy posts' in border regions

Feb 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 58,092 Views 29 Comments

John Connolly, the group’s leader in prison in the 2000s, says things would change dramatically in the event of a hard border.

# provisional-ira - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Explainer: What's happening with the inquest into the Kingsmill massacre?
# Sectarian Massacre
# Sectarian Massacre

Explainer: What's happening with the inquest into the Kingsmill massacre?

Jan 13th 2018, 9:00 PM 19,171 Views 88 Comments

Barry McElduff’s widely criticised Twitter video put the 1976 IRA massacre back in the headlines.

# provisional-ira - Friday 29 December, 2017

'As long as there is work to do we'll continue it': The lead detective searching for the remains of The Disappeared
# Unique Role
# Unique Role

'As long as there is work to do we'll continue it': The lead detective searching for the remains of The Disappeared

Dec 29th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,155 Views 13 Comments

Geoff Knupfer has a unique role. He can’t make arrests, but concentrates solely on finding bodies.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 23 November, 2017

'The Disappeared' detective hopeful of new search for Columba McVeigh next year
# Co Monaghan
# Co Monaghan

'The Disappeared' detective hopeful of new search for Columba McVeigh next year

Nov 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 14,955 Views 92 Comments

Columba McVeigh was 17 when he was kidnapped and killed in November 1975.

# provisional-ira - Friday 5 August, 2016

Over 40 years later, arrest made over sectarian massacre of 10 Protestant workers
# Kingsmill Massacre
# Kingsmill Massacre

Over 40 years later, arrest made over sectarian massacre of 10 Protestant workers

Aug 5th 2016, 4:35 PM 13,905 Views 97 Comments

One man survived the hail of bullets.

# provisional-ira - Friday 22 January, 2016

Solicitor who claimed he was in IRA to be quizzed over Birmingham pub bombings
# Keiran Conway
# Keiran Conway

Solicitor who claimed he was in IRA to be quizzed over Birmingham pub bombings

Jan 22nd 2016, 6:00 AM 18,512 Views 0 Comments

The man is now a Dublin-based solicitor.

# provisional-ira - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Gerry Adams: People who were involved in the IRA are not criminals
# A Good Republican
# A Good Republican

Gerry Adams: People who were involved in the IRA are not criminals

Dec 22nd 2015, 1:49 PM 23,596 Views 273 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader has been answering questions for a fourth day in a row about Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy’s conviction.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Mary Lou's Sinn Féin leadership bid has one very important supporter
# No Vacancy Right Now
# No Vacancy Right Now

Mary Lou's Sinn Féin leadership bid has one very important supporter

Oct 29th 2015, 4:44 PM 26,537 Views 75 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader has given his backing to his deputy.

# provisional-ira - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Mary Lou says Sinn Féin members - and not the IRA - will pick next leader
# Actually Have Gone Away
# Actually Have Gone Away

Mary Lou says Sinn Féin members - and not the IRA - will pick next leader

Oct 27th 2015, 9:30 PM 15,705 Views 193 Comments

A weekend newspaper report claimed the IRA has a say in who will succeed Gerry Adams – and does not favour McDonald.

# provisional-ira - Friday 23 October, 2015

Sinn Féin TD defends sarcastic tweets about 'getting instructions from Army Council'
# Not Hacked
# Not Hacked

Sinn Féin TD defends sarcastic tweets about 'getting instructions from Army Council'

Oct 23rd 2015, 1:32 PM 22,738 Views 172 Comments

The Meath West deputy said he was “lampooning” other politicians’ criticism of his party.

# provisional-ira - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Sinn Féin TD calls Micheál Martin the 'prime gurrier' of Leinster House
# Tense Scenes
# Tense Scenes

Sinn Féin TD calls Micheál Martin the 'prime gurrier' of Leinster House

Oct 21st 2015, 3:50 PM 25,456 Views 168 Comments

The status of the Provisional IRA was the subject of a tense and fraught debate in the Dáil earlier.

'You could do this interview without me': Gerry Adams had a run-in with RTÉ earlier
# Army Council
# Army Council

'You could do this interview without me': Gerry Adams had a run-in with RTÉ earlier

Oct 21st 2015, 3:39 PM 31,523 Views 136 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader and RTÉ presenter Áine Lawlor battled it out.

Who runs Sinn Féin?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Who runs Sinn Féin?

Oct 21st 2015, 12:00 PM 18,904 Views 277 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# provisional-ira - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Mary Lou: Sinn Féin ain't going away, you know
# Tough Talking
# Tough Talking

Mary Lou: Sinn Féin ain't going away, you know

Aug 27th 2015, 10:45 AM 17,341 Views 190 Comments

The party’s deputy leader has hit out at attempts to “smear this proud Republican Party and our leader”.

# provisional-ira - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

The Garda Commissioner has weighed in on the existence of the IRA
# Correcting The Record
# Correcting The Record

The Garda Commissioner has weighed in on the existence of the IRA

Aug 26th 2015, 11:00 PM 25,386 Views 193 Comments

Noirin O’Sullivan tonight took the unusual step of intervening in an ongoing row.

Gerry Adams: 'Sinn Féin has no special responsibility to respond to allegations about the IRA'
# Column
# Column

Gerry Adams: 'Sinn Féin has no special responsibility to respond to allegations about the IRA'

Aug 26th 2015, 9:00 PM 171 Views 215 Comments

The president of Sinn Féin says the war is over and the IRA is gone and is not coming back.

# provisional-ira - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Aug 25th 2015, 10:50 PM 16,843 Views 11 Comments

A death threat by an AAA councillor, Rosanna Davison’s new book and a destroyed temple in Syria…

Sinn Féin says Frances Fitzgerald may have broken rules with 'political smears'
# Kevin Mcguigan
# Kevin Mcguigan

Sinn Féin says Frances Fitzgerald may have broken rules with 'political smears'

Aug 25th 2015, 4:30 PM 20,886 Views 270 Comments

Meanwhile, the Justice Minister has asked the Garda Commissioner to liaise with the PSNI in assessing the current status of the Provisional IRA.

# provisional-ira - Monday 24 August, 2015

Sinn Féin hits back at 'cynical and wholly self-serving' attacks
# Kevin Mcguigan
# Kevin Mcguigan

Sinn Féin hits back at 'cynical and wholly self-serving' attacks

Aug 24th 2015, 4:30 PM 19,157 Views 329 Comments

Sinn Féin and Gerry Adams are coming in for criticism this morning.

# provisional-ira - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Coveney: Comments about Provisional IRA criminal activity 'of real concern'
# Provisional IRA
# Provisional IRA

Coveney: Comments about Provisional IRA criminal activity 'of real concern'

Aug 23rd 2015, 3:53 PM 14,346 Views 196 Comments

The Defence Minister said the Irish government must remain very cautious when responding to the PSNI chief’s comments.

# provisional-ira - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Aug 22nd 2015, 8:01 PM 17,588 Views 12 Comments

A plane crash in England, a shooting in Athy and an assault on an Irishman in Sydney had people talking today.

The Provisional IRA still exists but it's 'no longer engaged in terrorism'
# Peaceful
# Peaceful

The Provisional IRA still exists but it's 'no longer engaged in terrorism'

Aug 22nd 2015, 7:27 PM 24,620 Views 271 Comments

PSNI Chief George Hamilton said the primary focus of the organisation is now promoting a peaceful, political Republican agenda.

Gerry Adams: The IRA had nothing to do with Kevin McGuigan's murder
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Gerry Adams: The IRA had nothing to do with Kevin McGuigan's murder

Aug 22nd 2015, 7:45 AM 33,538 Views 172 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader said some people are using the killing to “undermine” his party.

# provisional-ira - Friday 21 August, 2015

# provisional-ira - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Former IRA officer: 'Gardaí colluded with us during the Troubles'
# Kieran Conway
# Kieran Conway

Former IRA officer: 'Gardaí colluded with us during the Troubles'

Dec 4th 2014, 10:25 AM 15,209 Views 102 Comments

The IRA’s former head of intelligence has made the claims in a new book.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?

Oct 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 2,599 Views 134 Comments

The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.

# provisional-ira - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Opinion: Be careful of wishing for a Sinn Féin after Gerry Adams
# Column
# Column

Opinion: Be careful of wishing for a Sinn Féin after Gerry Adams

May 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 318 Views 252 Comments

Adams might be the last roadblock to Sinn Féin managing to uncork its potential to conquer the left wing, working class and republican ground in Irish politics.

# provisional-ira - Monday 4 November, 2013

Families of 'The Disappeared' tell their stories as Adams repeats McConville denial
# Jean McConville
# Jean McConville

Families of 'The Disappeared' tell their stories as Adams repeats McConville denial

Nov 4th 2013, 11:11 PM 17,100 Views 145 Comments

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is likely to face more questions about his alleged membership of the IRA in the wake of a programme broadcast on RTÉ and the BBC tonight.

# provisional-ira - Friday 9 August, 2013

Shatter: IRA needs to cooperate with Garda investigation into prison officer killing
# Brian Stack
# Brian Stack

Shatter: IRA needs to cooperate with Garda investigation into prison officer killing

Aug 9th 2013, 8:44 PM 6,216 Views 111 Comments

Gerry Adams confirmed earlier today that the IRA was responsible for the shooting dead of Brian Stack thirty years ago.

# provisional-ira - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Adams apologises to family of Jerry McCabe and others killed by republicans
# Garda Death
# Garda Death

Adams apologises to family of Jerry McCabe and others killed by republicans

Jan 29th 2013, 5:31 PM 20,436 Views 205 Comments

The Sinn Féin president says he is “very sorry for the pain and the loss” inflicted on families of those killed by republicans.

# provisional-ira - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Fine Gael, Sinn Féin in war of words over Dessie Ellis claims
# 1982 State Papers
# 1982 State Papers

Fine Gael, Sinn Féin in war of words over Dessie Ellis claims

Dec 29th 2012, 4:03 PM 9,012 Views 111 Comments

FG chairman Charlie Flanagan said Dessie Ellis’s refusal to discuss British claims that he was involved in IRA murders were “utterly disgraceful”.

# provisional-ira - Friday 28 December, 2012

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis rejects allegations of involvement in 50 IRA murders
# State Papers
# State Papers

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis rejects allegations of involvement in 50 IRA murders

Dec 28th 2012, 12:42 PM 21,866 Views 240 Comments

A newly-released British document claims that Ellis was involved in the murder of 50 people by the IRA in the north and south during the Troubles but he has rejected these claims.

1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles"
# 1982
# 1982

1982: Haughey, America and "The Troubles"

Dec 28th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,651 Views 3 Comments

Newly released documents show Ireland’s attempts to engage American President Ronald Reagan on Northern Ireland and to counter British propaganda.

# provisional-ira - Monday 17 September, 2012

Stormont to debate motion calling for Irish apology for Troubles
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont to debate motion calling for Irish apology for Troubles

Sep 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,404 Views 55 Comments

The DUP has tabled a motion asking Dublin to apologise for its potential involvement in events such as the killing of RUC officers.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Poll: Should Dublin apologise for its role in the Troubles?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Dublin apologise for its role in the Troubles?

Sep 13th 2012, 11:40 AM 10,443 Views 108 Comments

The Taoiseach is meeting with the relatives of victims of the Kingsmill Massacre this afternoon, which is expected to lead to renewed calls for an apology from the Irish government for its role in the conflict.

Taoiseach to meet families of 1976 Kingsmill Massacre victims
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Taoiseach to meet families of 1976 Kingsmill Massacre victims

Sep 13th 2012, 11:17 AM 3,302 Views 8 Comments

Ten men were killed when they were taken from a minibus and shot in 1976, apparently merely for being Protestant.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Video: Shadow Dancer and the endgame of the Troubles
# Film
# Film

Video: Shadow Dancer and the endgame of the Troubles

Aug 23rd 2012, 7:10 AM 4,221 Views 6 Comments

Exclusive featurette explains the tightrope walked by cast and crew on the new film trying to depict life in strife-torn 1990s Belfast.

# provisional-ira - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Dissident republican groups merge to form ‘new IRA’
# New IRA
# New IRA

Dissident republican groups merge to form ‘new IRA’

Jul 26th 2012, 8:31 PM 20,027 Views 51 Comments

The Real IRA is joining with Republican Action Against Drugs and others in a “unified structure” to reclaim the IRA name.

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