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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

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

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 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

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 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 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

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'

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

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

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

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

# the-troubles - Saturday 1 February, 2020

British government outlines Troubles victims pension scheme but SF criticises 'hierarchy of victims'

Those convicted of playing a part in an incident in which they were injured will be denied access to the scheme.

# the-troubles - Saturday 28 December, 2019

NI lobby group was accused of misleading investors about Republic to 'damage our national interest'

The spat was the subject of talks between a UK minister and an Irish ambassador in 1989.

# the-troubles - Monday 11 November, 2019

Coveney says Johnson promise to protect British soldiers from prosecution 'very concerning'

The prosecution of British soldiers for actions during the Troubles has proved controversial in the UK.

# the-troubles - Sunday 10 November, 2019

‘Nobody knows my Philip’s name’: Telling the stories of the Children of the Troubles

A new book by Joe Duffy and Freya McClements seeks to tell those 186 stories.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Injured victims of the Troubles to get annual pension of between £2,000 and £10,000

Legislation that requires the UK Government to introduce a scheme came into effect at midnight on Monday.

# the-troubles - Saturday 19 October, 2019

1972 IRA documentary was ‘banned’ from being shown

The Secret Army documentary includes scenes which show Martin McGuinness with a car which was later used to bomb Derry and handling a gun.

# the-troubles - Monday 23 September, 2019

The Disappeared: Search team questions if Columba McVeigh's body was moved

The ICLVR says it has “no reason to believe” it was deliberately misled about the location of the body.

# the-troubles - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Phil Coulter says he declined OBE because he didn't like Margaret Thatcher Hunger Strikes This post contains videos

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.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Bloody Sunday: Soldier F murder case adjourned until December at Derry hearing

Soldier F is accused of two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Veteran IRA member claims Gerry Adams lied when he denied being a member of the organisation

The Louth TD has repeatedly denied accusations that he was a member of the paramilitary organisation.

# the-troubles - Friday 13 September, 2019

Recent attempted bombings in Northern Ireland could drag us all back to the Troubles

A recent attempted mortar attack in Strabane has all the hallmarks of the past, writes Tom Clonan.

# the-troubles - Friday 6 September, 2019

Documentary links Martin McGuinness and Ian Paisley to new Troubles-era bomb attacks

The revelations are made in a documentary about the Troubles to air next week.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Events take place to mark 40 years since IRA killings of Lord Mountbatten and Warrenpoint soldiers

The killings took place on one of the deadliest days of the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland

In August 1969, the people of the city’s Bogside area erected barricades to prevent the RUC entering.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Man to be charged with murder of ex-Sinn Féin official and IRA/MI5 double-agent Denis Donaldson

Donaldson was killed months after admitting that he had worked as an M15 agent for over 20 years.

# the-troubles - Friday 21 June, 2019

Ex-IRA man granted UK Supreme Court hearing over Boston College tapes

The tapes which contain interviews with former paramilitaries were not meant to be heard in public until after their deaths.

# the-troubles - Monday 17 June, 2019

From The42 How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final The Troubles This post contains videos

How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final

‘I heard what I thought was a cork popping. I looked behind me and there was a bullet-hole in the mirror.’

# the-troubles - Monday 3 June, 2019

Police investigate hate crime at Warrenpoint memorial dedicated to 18 British soldiers

Ulster Unionist Councillor of Newry David Taylor said that it was “another disgusting attack” on the memorial.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'The system is not fair': MPs criticise Theresa May over Northern Ireland amnesty

A “presumption against prosecution” for alleged offences committed by British soldiers has been proposed by the UK government.

# the-troubles - Friday 29 March, 2019

Tom Clonan: Deal or no deal, the border will be our problem this time. And we aren't ready for it

The Irish Defence Forces is already on its knees and will be unable to patrol any border on this island, writes Tom Clonan.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'It's part of history': Auctioneer defends decision to sell deactivated rocket launcher

It is expected to fetch between €4,000 to €6,000

# the-troubles - Friday 8 March, 2019

Poll: Should Karen Bradley resign as Northern Ireland Secretary? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Karen Bradley resign as Northern Ireland Secretary?

She has been sharply criticised for comments she made about killings during the Troubles.

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley Call To Resign This post contains videos

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley

The group have refused to allow the UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary to apologise to them in person over comments she made about the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Thursday 7 March, 2019

FactCheck: Is Karen Bradley correct that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were 'not crimes'?

Bradley has come under severe criticism for her comments in the House of Commons yesterday, but is she correct?

# the-troubles - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Ex-British soldiers could reportedly face Bloody Sunday murder charges 'within weeks'

Fourteen people were killed after British paratroopers opened fire.

# the-troubles - Monday 18 February, 2019

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

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

# the-troubles - Thursday 14 February, 2019

PSNI 'deeply sorry' for not giving documents relating to 1990s killings to ombudsman

Human error and an archaic IT system are being cited as the reasons for the omission.

# the-troubles - Saturday 9 February, 2019

The surreal reality of life in 'the most militarised area of western Europe'

TheJournal.ie visited Dromintee GAA club to hear locals’ concerns of a hard Brexit.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Arlene Foster criticised over assertion that 'we never had a hard border'

Foster insisted it was “a bit of a nonsense, frankly, to talk about a hard border”.

# the-troubles - Saturday 5 January, 2019

# the-troubles - Saturday 29 December, 2018

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.

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