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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

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 12,232 Views 14 Comments

Senior security figures told Irish officials two months before the ceasefire ended that the insistence on prior decommissioning was unnecessary.

John Hume 'literally cried on Martin McGuinness's shoulder' amid health concerns in 1994
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

John Hume 'literally cried on Martin McGuinness's shoulder' amid health concerns in 1994

Dec 29th 2021, 12:02 AM 45,690 Views 23 Comments

The SDLP leader later retired from public life after 40 years as an activist.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

UK Supreme Court rules PSNI decision not to investigate Hooded Men case was unlawful
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK Supreme Court rules PSNI decision not to investigate Hooded Men case was unlawful

Dec 15th 2021, 8:00 PM 22,910 Views 0 Comments

The ‘Hooded Men’ were detained and subjected to extreme interrogation methods in 1971.

Patrick Kielty: The past left trauma on all sides, but the future of this whole island looks bright
# A Shared Island
# A Shared Island

Patrick Kielty: The past left trauma on all sides, but the future of this whole island looks bright

Updated Dec 15th 2021, 9:10 AM 28,382 Views 39 Comments

The comedian and broadcaster shares the text of his stirring speech made at the Shared Island Forum earlier this week.

# the-troubles - Saturday 11 December, 2021

'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'
# What Could Have Been
From The42
# What Could Have Been

'I don't think I've quite forgiven them for what they stole from me'

Dec 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 81,329 Views 8 Comments

In April 1987, an IRA car bomb killed two people and ended the career of Ulster flanker Nigel Carr, who was driving to Ireland training with two team-mates.

# the-troubles - Saturday 20 November, 2021

Experts say UK government's plans for 'official' Troubles history would be 'almost impossible'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Experts say UK government's plans for 'official' Troubles history would be 'almost impossible'

Nov 20th 2021, 8:00 PM 30,146 Views 25 Comments

The proposal was first reported last weekend.

# the-troubles - Friday 15 October, 2021

Trial of former British soldier for Troubles killing is adjourned after he's taken to hospital
# Belfast
# Belfast

Trial of former British soldier for Troubles killing is adjourned after he's taken to hospital

Oct 15th 2021, 12:41 PM 14,277 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings is charged with the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone in 1974.

# the-troubles - Monday 11 October, 2021

British Army veteran challenges admissibility of document in Troubles trial
# Dennis Hutchings
# Dennis Hutchings

British Army veteran challenges admissibility of document in Troubles trial

Oct 11th 2021, 6:52 PM 15,627 Views 0 Comments

The former soldier’s trial also heard from a war veteran and former MP who described the defendant as the epitome of the best class of officer.

# the-troubles - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Operation Kenova interim report into Troubles era murders to be published
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Operation Kenova interim report into Troubles era murders to be published

Sep 30th 2021, 8:18 AM 6,851 Views 1 Comment

It is reviewing a number of historic offences which occurred during the Troubles including more than 200 murders.

# the-troubles - Friday 20 August, 2021

Former British soldier to stand trial over Troubles-era killing of Aidan McAnespie
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Former British soldier to stand trial over Troubles-era killing of Aidan McAnespie

Aug 20th 2021, 10:18 PM 20,678 Views 0 Comments

A cousin of Aidan McAnespie said today’s decision came as a “relief” to the family.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'
# The North
# The North

Stormont politicians reject UK government plans for Troubles 'amnesty'

Updated Jul 20th 2021, 5:26 PM 17,723 Views 17 Comments

The Assembly was recalled from its summer recess as anger grows over proposals to deal with legacy in NI.

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted
# Classified Documents
# Classified Documents

Tony Blair's 1997 Famine message was ghost-written by aides as he couldn't be contacted

Jul 20th 2021, 9:13 AM 28,993 Views 28 Comments

The 1997 speech, marking the 150th anniversary of the Famine, did not have input from the then-Prime Minister, files show.

# the-troubles - Friday 16 July, 2021

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans
# The North
# The North

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 6,986 Views 9 Comments

Stormont is to be recalled on Tuesday to debate plans for a statute of limitations on Troubles crimes.

# the-troubles - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow
# Nothern Ireland
# Nothern Ireland

Anger over UK government’s plan to ban Troubles prosecutions continues to grow

Jul 15th 2021, 6:49 PM 13,014 Views 22 Comments

A former chief constable said the plans for a statute of limitations did not sit comfortably with him.

Johnson's claim that halting prosecutions will 'draw a line under the Troubles' provokes outcry
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Johnson's claim that halting prosecutions will 'draw a line under the Troubles' provokes outcry

Jul 15th 2021, 12:00 PM 12,929 Views 27 Comments

The proposed Troubles amnesty has been labelled the “mother and father of all cover-ups”.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions

Updated Jul 14th 2021, 11:02 AM 18,687 Views 0 Comments

Foreign Affairs minister Simon Coveney said: “This is not a fait accompli.”

# the-troubles - Friday 2 July, 2021

What caused landmark legacy prosecutions against former British soldiers to collapse?
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

What caused landmark legacy prosecutions against former British soldiers to collapse?

Jul 2nd 2021, 3:37 PM 7,287 Views 6 Comments

A judge’s ruling in the trial over the 1972 murder of Joe McCann has led to two other cases unravelling.

# the-troubles - Monday 14 June, 2021

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK Supreme Court examines suitability of PSNI to investigate 'Hooded Men' treatment and killing of Jean Smyth

Updated Jun 14th 2021, 1:30 PM 16,241 Views 23 Comments

Lawyers argued those affected were entitled to ‘effective, independent investigation’.

# the-troubles - Thursday 27 May, 2021

A bullet in the post and being harassed on the way to training - Gaels living with the Troubles
# The42 Reads
From The42
# The42 Reads

A bullet in the post and being harassed on the way to training - Gaels living with the Troubles

May 27th 2021, 8:00 AM 15,567 Views 4 Comments

Down’s Conor Deegan and Antrim hurling legend Terence McNaughton recall the experiences of living through the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'
# Legacy Issues
# Legacy Issues

Theresa May warns that laws stopping soldiers being pursued over NI violence 'will cover terrorists as well'

Updated May 11th 2021, 8:55 PM 33,950 Views 141 Comments

Legislation on the issue is expected to be forthcoming.

Ballymurphy inquests: Use of lethal force by British Army in 1971 shootings 'not justified', coroner rules
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Ballymurphy inquests: Use of lethal force by British Army in 1971 shootings 'not justified', coroner rules

Updated May 11th 2021, 2:40 PM 37,380 Views 29 Comments
  • The events of 9-11 August 1971 in Belfast have become known as the Ballymurphy Massacre
  • Coroner Mrs Justice Siobhan Keegan has said all 10 victims were "entirely innocent"
  • The coroner raised concerns about “serious failings” in military testimony provided
  • Minister Simon Coveney described the ruling as "historic" and said all bereaved families must have access to "an effective investigation"

# the-troubles - Saturday 10 April, 2021

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

Apr 10th 2021, 12:09 PM 16,019 Views 54 Comments

The agreement was signed 23 years ago today.

# the-troubles - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
# Belfast Violence
# Belfast Violence

Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out

Apr 8th 2021, 10:08 AM 23,401 Views 37 Comments

The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.

# the-troubles - Sunday 7 March, 2021

'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed

Mar 7th 2021, 1:00 PM 14,186 Views 0 Comments

The scheme applies to individuals who have lost a parent, spouse/partner, and/or a child in Northern Ireland’s Troubles.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Future of long-running Troubles archive secured with new funding
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Future of long-running Troubles archive secured with new funding

Feb 17th 2021, 10:36 AM 6,157 Views 3 Comments

Cain has been a free online resource since March 1997.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism

Jan 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 63,758 Views 105 Comments

The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.

# the-troubles - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict

Jan 21st 2021, 11:55 AM 7,840 Views 5 Comments

They want an independent team of detectives to search for leads for fresh prosecutions and other measures to recover information.

# the-troubles - Sunday 27 December, 2020

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 25,710 Views 60 Comments

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

# the-troubles - Monday 30 November, 2020

British government will not order public inquiry into 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane
# Pat Finucane

British government will not order public inquiry into 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane

Updated Nov 30th 2020, 8:21 PM 28,783 Views 38 Comments

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast in 1989.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Taoiseach will 'make clear' to Boris Johnson the need for public inquiry into Pat Finucane murder
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Taoiseach will 'make clear' to Boris Johnson the need for public inquiry into Pat Finucane murder

Nov 24th 2020, 4:53 PM 8,283 Views 7 Comments

Pat Finucane’s widow Geraldine and son John met the Taoiseach yesterday.

# the-troubles - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Northern parties (minus DUP and UUP) join forces to call for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Northern parties (minus DUP and UUP) join forces to call for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane

Nov 22nd 2020, 6:06 PM 21,259 Views 26 Comments

Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in 1989 amid claims of collusion with state forces.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Families of Bloody Sunday victims 'deeply disappointed' as decision not to prosecute 15 British soldiers is upheld
# Derry
# Derry

Families of Bloody Sunday victims 'deeply disappointed' as decision not to prosecute 15 British soldiers is upheld

Updated Sep 29th 2020, 2:25 PM 33,650 Views 0 Comments

The range of potential offences included murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily injury with intent.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Sinn Féin MLA apologises following criticism for 'disgusting' comments on Troubles victims pension
# Martina Anderson
# Martina Anderson

Sinn Féin MLA apologises following criticism for 'disgusting' comments on Troubles victims pension

Updated Aug 26th 2020, 10:37 AM 48,748 Views 150 Comments

Martina Anderson said the money was mainly for “those who fought Britain’s dirty war in Ireland”.

# the-troubles - Monday 17 August, 2020

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions
# Belfast
# Belfast

Victim of Troubles-era bomb to take legal action over delay on victims' pensions

Aug 17th 2020, 12:10 AM 13,795 Views 0 Comments

Jennifer McNern is taking a judicial review case against the Northern Ireland Executive.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume
# Newspapers
# Newspapers

'The man who built the peace': Irish and British front pages react to the death of John Hume

Aug 4th 2020, 8:32 AM 26,259 Views 19 Comments

Newspapers have extensively covered the life of John Hume in today’s front pages.

# the-troubles - Thursday 30 July, 2020

RUC officers will not face prosecution over case of first child killed in the Troubles
# Patrick Rooney
# Patrick Rooney

RUC officers will not face prosecution over case of first child killed in the Troubles

Jul 30th 2020, 3:36 PM 17,768 Views 0 Comments

Patrick Rooney was the first child to be killed in the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:37 AM 11,743 Views 10 Comments

Victims Commissioner Judith Thompson said the treatment of victims by the authorities was “cruel, callous and insulting”.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Gerry Adams: 'It's up to the UK government now to address the cases of other internees'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Gerry Adams: 'It's up to the UK government now to address the cases of other internees'

May 13th 2020, 7:49 PM 14,129 Views 67 Comments

Gerry Adams welcomes the UK Supreme Court quashing today of his conviction for attempted Maze Prison escapes in the 1970s.

# the-troubles - Sunday 19 April, 2020

Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Working with Martin McGuinness in a meat company, singing for the Dalai Lama and playing at the World Cup

Apr 19th 2020, 9:30 PM 31,173 Views 2 Comments

Felix Healy looks back on his remarkable football career and life.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI

Mar 18th 2020, 7:26 AM 19,827 Views 31 Comments

The plans will deliver on the government’s promise to protect its former soldiers.

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