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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C

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New details of Thatcher and Haughey meeting show how British PM was against German reunification
The Birmingham Six and IRA semtex consignments were also spoken about.
Irish prisons ran out of overtime cash in 1984 - so they started letting prisoners go early
The process was known as ‘shedding’.
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.
John Hume was 'rather blunt' with Margaret Thatcher in secret meeting
Notes from a secret meeting have just been released.
Joan Burton has been compared to Margaret Thatcher
And not for the first time either.
Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south
The plan was revealed by British state papers released under the 30 year rule.
A coach with balls and well in with Mrs. Thatcher: The week in quotes
“It shows contempt for the whole process of accountability and transparency… It is an attempt, in my opinion, to hide something.”
George H.W. Bush wanted to have a 'word in Thatcher's ear'
The then-US Vice President wanted to influence Anglo-Irish relations, but timing prevented it.
"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?
Here’s what happened today: Saturday
The sad end to the search for missing Peggy Mangan, a court appearance over the Leicester fire and the Taoiseach says ‘no’ to a TV debate.
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.
Ever dreamed of owning a life-sized Maggie Thatcher puppet? Read on...
The iconic Spitting Image doll goes under the hammer at a Whytes auction in Dublin this weekend…
The Week in Photos: All change
This is the week that was, in photos…
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?
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.
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 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.
Commitments' West End launch delayed due to Thatcher funeral
The Roddy Doyle play was due to be launched next week.
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…
Here is the week's news... skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.
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.
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.
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.
Video: When Margaret Thatcher didn't want to jump for TV
The lady’s not for jumping…
Silence for Hillsborough, not Thatcher, insists Liverpool boss Rodgers
“For me that is our only remembrance at the game on Saturday.”
Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate
MPs paid tribute to the late Prime Minister in a special Commons and Lords debate today.
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.
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.
Loved and loathed: UK newspapers highlight Thatcher divide (Updated)
In its subhead, the Daily Mirror asks: “So should she really be given a ceremonial funeral like Princess Diana?”
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”.
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.
VIDEOS: 10 pivotal moments from Margaret Thatcher's time in power
Miners’ strikes, IRA bombings, the Falklands invasion and the threat of Brussels…
Sigh. No, Cher is not dead
“Thatcher”. Not “that Cher”.
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
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.
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.
Tony Blair says hanging the bankers won't help
Blair said he is looking to move back into British public life and hopes to take on an international political job.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.
The home of the future? One man’s vision
A stonemason and thatcher in Co Mayo has revealed his vision for building a home that independent of fossil fuels and free from pollution.