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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 17th 2019, 12:40 PM 28,494 Views 106 Comments

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
# TOM CLONAN
# TOM CLONAN

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

Sep 13th 2019, 6:20 AM 21,105 Views 19 Comments

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
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

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

Sep 6th 2019, 7:40 AM 32,451 Views 64 Comments

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
# Bloody Monday
# Bloody Monday

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

Updated Aug 27th 2019, 1:45 PM 48,801 Views 134 Comments

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
# Free Derry
# Free Derry

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

Aug 11th 2019, 10:00 PM 30,781 Views 43 Comments

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
# Glenties
# Glenties

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

Updated Jul 3rd 2019, 4:34 PM 19,202 Views 0 Comments

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 Troubles
# The Troubles

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

Jun 21st 2019, 7:11 PM 23,998 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 17th 2019, 1:38 PM 41,066 Views 11 Comments

‘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
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

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

Jun 3rd 2019, 1:01 PM 15,084 Views 47 Comments

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
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

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

May 22nd 2019, 4:04 PM 14,641 Views 52 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 29th 2019, 7:00 AM 31,697 Views 58 Comments

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
# Whyte's Auctioneer
# Whyte's Auctioneer

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

Mar 20th 2019, 10:56 PM 22,895 Views 20 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should Karen Bradley resign as Northern Ireland Secretary?

Mar 8th 2019, 10:29 AM 54,142 Views 101 Comments

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
# Call To Resign

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley

Mar 8th 2019, 10:13 AM 12,728 Views 20 Comments

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'?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

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

Mar 7th 2019, 12:02 PM 28,703 Views 44 Comments

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'
# Derry
# Derry

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

Mar 2nd 2019, 1:50 PM 27,498 Views 107 Comments

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
# 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 58,234 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.

# the-troubles - Thursday 14 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 14th 2019, 8:13 AM 15,373 Views 46 Comments

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'
# South Armagh
# South Armagh

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

Feb 9th 2019, 10:00 PM 74,810 Views 44 Comments

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'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

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

Jan 15th 2019, 5:47 PM 38,592 Views 69 Comments

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

# the-troubles - Saturday 5 January, 2019

For decades, Irish taoisigh have been getting letters suggesting alternatives to the national anthem
# The Soldier's Song
# The Soldier's Song

For decades, Irish taoisigh have been getting letters suggesting alternatives to the national anthem

Jan 5th 2019, 6:01 PM 29,390 Views 60 Comments

Some people even wrote their own.

# the-troubles - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'
# State Papers
# State Papers

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'

Dec 29th 2018, 9:45 AM 16,032 Views 31 Comments

The frank assessment came in meeting between the pair in The Hague in 1986.

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four
# State Papers
# State Papers

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four

Dec 29th 2018, 9:30 AM 11,622 Views 14 Comments

The convictions of the nine men and one women were ultimately quashed.

# the-troubles - Friday 21 December, 2018

'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history
# Backstop
# Backstop

'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history

Dec 21st 2018, 1:57 PM 97,759 Views 124 Comments

The Tánaiste said today it would be foolish to focus on any other solution to the border issue than the backstop.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Ivor Bell deemed 'unfit' to stand trial in relation to Jean McConville disappearance
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Ivor Bell deemed 'unfit' to stand trial in relation to Jean McConville disappearance

Dec 19th 2018, 6:42 PM 18,070 Views 0 Comments

Jean McConville was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back of the head in December 1972.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

'When the border was finally ripped down - hope rose and healing began. We must not go back'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'When the border was finally ripped down - hope rose and healing began. We must not go back'

Dec 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 13,536 Views 39 Comments

‘Growing up on the Irish border during the 1970s & 1980s was akin to some Bermuda Triangle existence, where people mysteriously disappeared and to this day, were never seen again,’ writes Grace Vaughan from Monaghan.

# the-troubles - Monday 12 November, 2018

Inquest opens into the deaths of 10 people shot by British soldiers in August 1971
# Ballymurphy Massacre
# Ballymurphy Massacre

Inquest opens into the deaths of 10 people shot by British soldiers in August 1971

Nov 12th 2018, 4:28 PM 10,438 Views 0 Comments

A fresh inquest into the deaths was ordered in 2011.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Alleged IRA bomber told gardaí he believed 'DUP and not the DPP' decided to charge him over 1972 bombing
# Ulster Defence Regiment
# Ulster Defence Regiment

Alleged IRA bomber told gardaí he believed 'DUP and not the DPP' decided to charge him over 1972 bombing

Updated Nov 6th 2018, 7:47 PM 23,397 Views 0 Comments

The 66-year-old appeared before the High Court in Dublin today.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'Is this the best use of £150m?': Ex-NI Secretaries of State say Troubles investigations should stop
# Historical Investigations
# Historical Investigations

'Is this the best use of £150m?': Ex-NI Secretaries of State say Troubles investigations should stop

Oct 10th 2018, 8:02 AM 11,035 Views 18 Comments

The group says there needs to be a more ‘even-handed’ approach to investigations.

# the-troubles - Monday 17 September, 2018

The Disappeared: Search teams 'convinced' remains of Columba McVeigh are in Monaghan bog
# Bragan Bog
# Bragan Bog

The Disappeared: Search teams 'convinced' remains of Columba McVeigh are in Monaghan bog

Sep 17th 2018, 6:11 AM 22,774 Views 51 Comments

A fifth search for the Tyrone teenager killed in 1975 begins today.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'Those scars will never go away': Special ceremony to mark 20th anniversary of Omagh bombing
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Those scars will never go away': Special ceremony to mark 20th anniversary of Omagh bombing

Aug 15th 2018, 7:18 AM 5,983 Views 12 Comments

The 1998 bombing was the single worst atrocity of the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Families hold interfaith service to mark 20-year anniversary of Omagh bombing
# Omagh
# Omagh

Families hold interfaith service to mark 20-year anniversary of Omagh bombing

Aug 12th 2018, 6:33 PM 13,383 Views 26 Comments

The Real IRA car bomb killed 29 people and two unborn children.

# the-troubles - Thursday 9 August, 2018

'Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?' - Condemnation of bonfire taunting Troubles victim
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?' - Condemnation of bonfire taunting Troubles victim

Aug 9th 2018, 5:05 PM 36,778 Views 51 Comments

Frazer said he was disgusted for his wider family.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Tánaiste says report that Aidan McAnespie's body part was 'disposed of' must be 'extremely difficult' for the family
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Tánaiste says report that Aidan McAnespie's body part was 'disposed of' must be 'extremely difficult' for the family

May 23rd 2018, 5:23 PM 20,519 Views 7 Comments

The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

'People were killed over their connection with the GAA and that was the most tragic thing of all'
# The Troubles
From The42
# The Troubles

'People were killed over their connection with the GAA and that was the most tragic thing of all'

Mar 28th 2018, 5:47 PM 34,292 Views 20 Comments

Mickey Harte reflects on his memories of trying to enjoy Gaelic Football during the Troubles in the latest episode of Laochra Gael.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Family of man shot dead by British Army won't be given report on the killing as it's still too sensitive
# Aidan McAnespie
# Aidan McAnespie

Family of man shot dead by British Army won't be given report on the killing as it's still too sensitive

Feb 21st 2018, 2:14 PM 26,286 Views 61 Comments

The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.

# the-troubles - Monday 29 January, 2018

Loyalist 'supergrass' jailed for six-and-a-half years for five murders
# Gary Haggarty
# Gary Haggarty

Loyalist 'supergrass' jailed for six-and-a-half years for five murders

Jan 29th 2018, 10:41 PM 19,419 Views 55 Comments

Former Ulster Volunteer Force chief Gary Haggarty was a paid police informer.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Family of prison officer shot dead by IRA says gardaí didn't act on 'significant information'
# Brian Stack
# Brian Stack

Family of prison officer shot dead by IRA says gardaí didn't act on 'significant information'

Jan 10th 2018, 11:45 AM 16,517 Views 148 Comments

Brian Stack’s family want the Taoiseach to “demand answers” from gardaí.

# the-troubles - Friday 5 January, 2018

1.7 million viewers tuned into Channel 4's new sitcom set during the Troubles last night
# Derry Girls
# Derry Girls

1.7 million viewers tuned into Channel 4's new sitcom set during the Troubles last night

Jan 5th 2018, 4:20 PM 37,081 Views 43 Comments

Derry Girls centres around a teenage girl named Erin, her group of friends, and her family.

A new sitcom set during the Troubles began last night, and Irish people LOVED it
# Derry Girls
From The Daily Edge
# Derry Girls

A new sitcom set during the Troubles began last night, and Irish people LOVED it

Jan 5th 2018, 8:14 AM 9,782 Views 2 Comments

They had us at “He was due to start at Christian Brothers but there were concerns for his safety as unfortunately he’s English.”