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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Saturday 29 December, 2018

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 11,636 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 97,770 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 18,082 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 13,549 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 10,440 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 23,400 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 11,049 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 22,799 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 6,004 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 13,392 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 36,802 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 20,548 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 34,322 Views 21 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 26,332 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 19,457 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 16,546 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 37,110 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 9,804 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.”

# the-troubles - Friday 29 December, 2017

'Politicians can't agree about 10 people - so another 490 injured through no fault of their own get nothing'
# Forgotten Legacy
# Forgotten Legacy

'Politicians can't agree about 10 people - so another 490 injured through no fault of their own get nothing'

Dec 29th 2017, 10:00 PM 35,019 Views 30 Comments

The political impasse in Northern Ireland leaves those injured in the Troubles in legislative limbo, writes Dennis Godfrey.

# the-troubles - Friday 15 December, 2017

Families of victims of deadliest Belfast bombing of The Troubles say PSNI has 'questions to answer'
# McGurk's Bar
# McGurk's Bar

Families of victims of deadliest Belfast bombing of The Troubles say PSNI has 'questions to answer'

Dec 15th 2017, 11:58 AM 10,269 Views 46 Comments

Fifteen people were killed when a bomb exploded in McGurk’s Bar in north Belfast in December 1971.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Remembering the time Carrie in Sex and the City compared a fight with her friends to the 'war in Northern Ireland'
# The Troubles
From The Daily Edge
# The Troubles

Remembering the time Carrie in Sex and the City compared a fight with her friends to the 'war in Northern Ireland'

Dec 13th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,016 Views 1 Comment

People died Carrie.

# the-troubles - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'Nobody had time to sit and ask: Why are these killings taking place? Why are they cutting people up?'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Nobody had time to sit and ask: Why are these killings taking place? Why are they cutting people up?'

Sep 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 29,864 Views 61 Comments

Journalist and author Martin Dillon – who wrote a number of definitive books on the Troubles – talks to us about his autobiography.

# the-troubles - Sunday 17 September, 2017

This stretch of border shows why Brexit will be an enormous headache to manage - we went to talk to locals
# Monaghan Border
# Monaghan Border

This stretch of border shows why Brexit will be an enormous headache to manage - we went to talk to locals

Sep 17th 2017, 10:00 PM 55,130 Views 57 Comments

This road crosses the border multiple times in just a few miles (or kilometres). What will happen after Brexit?

'Behind the masks': New digital archive documents Northern Ireland's history
# Divided Society
# Divided Society

'Behind the masks': New digital archive documents Northern Ireland's history

Sep 17th 2017, 9:30 AM 9,174 Views 39 Comments

A library in Belfast has collected tens of thousands of items related to the Troubles and subsequent peace process.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Patrick O'Donovan: 'I don't differentiate between atrocities'
# Dublin-Monaghan Bombings
# Dublin-Monaghan Bombings

Patrick O'Donovan: 'I don't differentiate between atrocities'

Aug 29th 2017, 1:21 PM 24,488 Views 116 Comments

The junior minister suggested in an interview that republicans were responsible for the Dublin-Monaghan bombings.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

'He's a coward, as simple as that' - Sister of victim rejects apology from IRA bomb maker
# Dealing With The Past
# Dealing With The Past

'He's a coward, as simple as that' - Sister of victim rejects apology from IRA bomb maker

Jul 11th 2017, 10:29 AM 14,112 Views 142 Comments

Michael Christopher Hayes said he did not plant bombs in Birmingham but refused to say who did.

# the-troubles - Monday 10 July, 2017

IRA bomb-maker apologises for his part in Birmingham bombings
# Birmingham Bombings
# Birmingham Bombings

IRA bomb-maker apologises for his part in Birmingham bombings

Jul 10th 2017, 6:51 PM 31,581 Views 202 Comments

“I apologise not only for myself, I apologise for all active republicans who had no intention of hurting anybody and sympathise with you.”

# the-troubles - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn says IRA bombing campaign was 'completely wrong'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Jeremy Corbyn says IRA bombing campaign was 'completely wrong'

May 27th 2017, 5:07 PM 15,305 Views 69 Comments

The UK Labour leader has been coming under pressure to clarify his stance on the IRA’s bombing campaign.

# the-troubles - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Tributes paid on the death of 'secret peacemaker' Brendan Duddy
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Tributes paid on the death of 'secret peacemaker' Brendan Duddy

May 13th 2017, 11:12 AM 17,712 Views 18 Comments

The Derry businessman had been an important link between IRA forces and the British government for over 20 years.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Remains found in France confirmed to be Seamus Ruddy
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Remains found in France confirmed to be Seamus Ruddy

May 10th 2017, 5:39 PM 16,899 Views 16 Comments

The Newry-born teacher was abducted from Paris in 1985.

# the-troubles - Friday 14 April, 2017

Former British soldiers rally against prosecution of retired officers for Troubles-related killings
# Belfast
# Belfast

Former British soldiers rally against prosecution of retired officers for Troubles-related killings

Apr 14th 2017, 2:37 PM 14,056 Views 192 Comments

The veteran’s protest is against what it alleges is a “legal witch hunt” against former soldiers who served during the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

'He goes to his grave having shown no remorse': Criticisms in Stormont on McGuinness's legacy
# Jim Allister
# Jim Allister

'He goes to his grave having shown no remorse': Criticisms in Stormont on McGuinness's legacy

Mar 22nd 2017, 10:29 PM 28,832 Views 56 Comments

DUP leader Arlene Foster had somewhat kinder words for her former deputy minister.

Tom Clonan: Truth of what happened in Troubles can't be allowed die with major figures like McGuinness
# Truth Commission
# Truth Commission

Tom Clonan: Truth of what happened in Troubles can't be allowed die with major figures like McGuinness

Mar 22nd 2017, 8:51 PM 340 Views 59 Comments

The untimely death of the Sinn Féin politician has brought Ireland’s faltering peace process into sharp focus, writes Tom Clonan.

# the-troubles - Thursday 26 January, 2017

British MP says he was 'kind of a torturer' during the Troubles
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

British MP says he was 'kind of a torturer' during the Troubles

Jan 26th 2017, 8:44 PM 27,004 Views 92 Comments

The former colonel, who is now a Conservative MP, completed seven tours of the North.

# the-troubles - Sunday 18 December, 2016

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - suicide, austerity and the Troubles
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: You asked, we answered - suicide, austerity and the Troubles

Dec 18th 2016, 8:30 PM 23,037 Views 45 Comments

FactCheck takes a closer look at a claim that was widely shared on social media this year.

# the-troubles - Friday 16 December, 2016

Two ex-British soldiers to face murder charge for shooting dead of IRA man
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Two ex-British soldiers to face murder charge for shooting dead of IRA man

Dec 16th 2016, 1:29 PM 12,178 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCann was shot dead in Joy Street, Belfast in 1972.

# the-troubles - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Enda Kenny and Gerry Adams face off over blacked-out van driver
# Brian Stack
# Brian Stack

Enda Kenny and Gerry Adams face off over blacked-out van driver

Dec 8th 2016, 8:36 PM 21,083 Views 238 Comments

The Taoiseach called on the Sinn Féin leader to give more information to gardaí.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

'I was actually in jail' - Mayhem in Dáil as FG TD links SF deputies to Brian Stack murder
# Uproar
# Uproar

'I was actually in jail' - Mayhem in Dáil as FG TD links SF deputies to Brian Stack murder

Dec 7th 2016, 5:57 PM 44,961 Views 239 Comments

Alan Farrell says that Dessie Ellis and Martin Ferris should make a statement on the matter.

Explainer: The conflicting words between Gerry Adams and the son of a murdered prison officer
# Brian Stack
# Brian Stack

Explainer: The conflicting words between Gerry Adams and the son of a murdered prison officer

Dec 7th 2016, 1:14 PM 25,767 Views 164 Comments

Adams says he will make a statement to the Dáil on the matter.

# the-troubles - Saturday 22 October, 2016

10 extremely Irish understatements
# No Bother
From The Daily Edge
# No Bother

10 extremely Irish understatements

Oct 22nd 2016, 1:00 PM 24,678 Views 1 Comment

We wouldn’t be ones for making a big deal out of things, now.