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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Name of baby Martha O'Neill added to Dublin and Monaghan bombings memorial on Talbot St
# 1974
# 1974

Name of baby Martha O'Neill added to Dublin and Monaghan bombings memorial on Talbot St

Wed 12:08 PM 11,159 Views 0 Comments

Baby Martha O’Neill was stillborn three months after the bombings on 17 May 1974.

# the-troubles - Monday 13 June, 2022

Ballymurphy Massacre: Families receive 'significant damages' in court case against UK government
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Ballymurphy Massacre: Families receive 'significant damages' in court case against UK government

Jun 13th 2022, 11:50 AM 11,520 Views 9 Comments

Ten people, including a mother of eight and a Catholic priest, were killed in the British Army shootings.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation

Updated May 18th 2022, 5:35 PM 17,651 Views 24 Comments

The proposals are almost universally opposed by political parties across the UK and Ireland as well as victims’ groups.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals
# Amnesty
# Amnesty

UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals

May 17th 2022, 7:35 AM 7,512 Views 7 Comments

It comes the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland in a bid to restore power-sharing.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Tweaked Troubles amnesty plan met with opposition
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Tweaked Troubles amnesty plan met with opposition

May 11th 2022, 9:59 AM 4,953 Views 2 Comments

Under UK Government proposals, immunity for Troubles-related crime will depend on co-operation with an information retrieval body.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Journalists Vincent Browne and Henry Kelly urged to help Belfast Troubles inquest
# Newspaper Reporters
# Newspaper Reporters

Journalists Vincent Browne and Henry Kelly urged to help Belfast Troubles inquest

Apr 27th 2022, 5:35 PM 17,995 Views 6 Comments

Browne has said he was “totally unaware” of any efforts made by a Belfast coroner to contact him in relation to the inquest.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 23 March, 2022

Judge quashes decision not to proceed with Soldier F Bloody Sunday prosecution
# Derry
# Derry

Judge quashes decision not to proceed with Soldier F Bloody Sunday prosecution

Updated Mar 23rd 2022, 4:16 PM 24,740 Views 13 Comments

Bloody Sunday families had challenged a number of decisions not to prosecute taken by the PPS.

# the-troubles - Saturday 12 March, 2022

'It’s probably similar to what’s happening in Ukraine' - growing up in the North during conflict
# Aimee Mackin
From The42
# Aimee Mackin

'It’s probably similar to what’s happening in Ukraine' - growing up in the North during conflict

Mar 12th 2022, 6:58 AM 6,503 Views 6 Comments

‘We were playing football in the garden and the British soldiers were walking up the road across from us because there was a barracks close enough to where I live.’

# the-troubles - Tuesday 8 February, 2022

RUC 'deliberately destroyed' files on Sean Graham bookmakers massacre
# Collusion
# Collusion

RUC 'deliberately destroyed' files on Sean Graham bookmakers massacre

Feb 8th 2022, 11:39 AM 13,158 Views 9 Comments

Eight loyalist attacks attributed to the UDA or its Ulster Freedom Fighters cover name have been examined in an ombudsman’s report.

# the-troubles - Sunday 30 January, 2022

'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims
# 50TH ANNIVERSARY
# 50TH ANNIVERSARY

'A terrible atrocity': Thousands attend Bloody Sunday memorial to remember victims

Updated Jan 30th 2022, 7:33 PM 56,731 Views 49 Comments
  • Relatives of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday attended a remembrance walk to honour those who died
  • Micheál Martin took part in the remembrance walk and laid a wreath at a ceremony held afterwards
  • President Higgins will later say the tragic events of 50 years ago today "reverberated across this island and around the world"

# the-troubles - Thursday 27 January, 2022

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations
# Derry
# Derry

Michael D Higgins, Micheál Martin and Jeremy Corbyn to feature in Bloody Sunday commemorations

Updated Jan 27th 2022, 12:49 PM 20,481 Views 44 Comments

Micheál Martin will lay a wreath at the memorial to the victims of the tragedy.

# 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 12,280 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 45,882 Views 22 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 22,948 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 28,702 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 81,619 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 30,305 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 14,289 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 15,642 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 6,878 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 20,753 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 17,740 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 29,050 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 6,994 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 13,038 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 12,940 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 18,696 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 7,316 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 16,254 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 15,665 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 33,963 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 37,422 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 16,045 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 23,456 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 14,197 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 6,164 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 63,791 Views 104 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 7,842 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 25,747 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 28,788 Views 38 Comments

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

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