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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# The Troubles

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# The Troubles
Taoiseach warns against 'spiral back' to sectarian conflict on anniversary of Good Friday Agreement
The agreement was signed 23 years ago today.
Brian Rowan: Once again, the politics of Northern Ireland is in a mess and violence has won out
The former BBC correspondent and author says it’s like a rewind button has been pressed to the past in the North.
# The Troubles
'Nothing ever changes the past': Reopening of bereaved payments scheme welcomed
The scheme applies to individuals who have lost a parent, spouse/partner, and/or a child in Northern Ireland’s Troubles.
# Northern Ireland
Future of long-running Troubles archive secured with new funding
Cain has been a free online resource since March 1997.
# Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley Jr criticised for linking IRA activities to Catholicism
The comments were made at the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee earlier today.
# The Troubles
Thousands of bereaved demand full investigation into Northern Ireland conflict
They want an independent team of detectives to search for leads for fresh prosecutions and other measures to recover information.
# The Troubles
IRA did not want Sinn Fein to get involved with backchannel peace talks with the British
State papers reveal that IRA chiefs did not like the socialism of Sinn Fein’s “urban-based leadership”.
# Pat Finucane
British government will not order public inquiry into 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane
Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast in 1989.
# The Troubles
Taoiseach will 'make clear' to Boris Johnson the need for public inquiry into Pat Finucane murder
Pat Finucane’s widow Geraldine and son John met the Taoiseach yesterday.
# The Troubles
Northern parties (minus DUP and UUP) join forces to call for public inquiry into murder of Pat Finucane
Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in 1989 amid claims of collusion with state forces.
# Derry
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.
# Martina Anderson
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”.
# Belfast
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.
# Newspapers
'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.
# Patrick Rooney
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.
# Northern Ireland
'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”.
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.
# Interview
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
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
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
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.
# troubles era
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.
# Remembered
‘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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Spotlight On The Trouble
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.
# Bragan Bog
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.
# hunger strikes
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.
# soldier f
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
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.
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Bloody Monday
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.
# free derry
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.
# Glenties
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
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
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
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
'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.
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.
# whyte's auctioneer
'It's part of history': Auctioneer defends decision to sell deactivated rocket launcher
It is expected to fetch between €4,000 to €6,000