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#The Troubles

# 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 34,997 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 10,146 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 9,863 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 29,754 Views 65 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 54,912 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 9,118 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 24,417 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 14,086 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 31,539 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 15,289 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 17,696 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 16,842 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 13,978 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 28,631 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 316 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 26,997 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 22,910 Views 44 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 12,150 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 20,982 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 44,911 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 25,591 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 22,478 Views 1 Comment

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

# the-troubles - Friday 5 August, 2016

Over 40 years later, arrest made over sectarian massacre of 10 Protestant workers
# Kingsmill Massacre
# Kingsmill Massacre

Over 40 years later, arrest made over sectarian massacre of 10 Protestant workers

Aug 5th 2016, 4:35 PM 13,913 Views 97 Comments

One man survived the hail of bullets.

# the-troubles - Thursday 7 July, 2016

Ivor Bell will go on trial over alleged involvement in Jean McConville kidnap and murder
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Ivor Bell will go on trial over alleged involvement in Jean McConville kidnap and murder

Jul 7th 2016, 12:18 PM 11,774 Views 0 Comments

The 79-year-old is also charged with being a member of the IRA.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 7 June, 2016

20 years on: Family, friends and colleagues gather to remember Jerry McCabe
# Remembered
# Remembered

20 years on: Family, friends and colleagues gather to remember Jerry McCabe

Jun 7th 2016, 8:16 AM 17,363 Views 138 Comments

The detective garda was shot dead by the IRA on this day 20 years ago.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

The truth about the ‘Birmingham Six’ IRA pub bombings could soon be heard
# 42 Years On
# 42 Years On

The truth about the ‘Birmingham Six’ IRA pub bombings could soon be heard

Jun 1st 2016, 12:34 PM 24,428 Views 67 Comments

An inquest into the atrocity is to be reopened.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Case dropped against man accused of Omagh bombing
# Seamus Daly
# Seamus Daly

Case dropped against man accused of Omagh bombing

Mar 1st 2016, 11:59 AM 14,245 Views 48 Comments

A spokesperson for the PPS said that the evidence simply was not there to secure a conviction.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Gerry Adams condemns death threat made to Fine Gael TD
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Gerry Adams condemns death threat made to Fine Gael TD

Feb 24th 2016, 12:49 PM 21,936 Views 267 Comments

Regina Doherty got into a heated debate with the Sinn Féin leader.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Today is a big day for the truth about the 'Birmingham Six' IRA pub bombings
# Justice For The 21
# Justice For The 21

Today is a big day for the truth about the 'Birmingham Six' IRA pub bombings

Feb 10th 2016, 8:55 AM 21,771 Views 116 Comments

In two weeks we’ll know if there’s enough evidence to open an inquest.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

'I've never tried to pull the wool over people’s eyes about my history'
# The Past
# The Past

'I've never tried to pull the wool over people’s eyes about my history'

Dec 16th 2015, 10:00 AM 23,148 Views 121 Comments

Martin McGuinness insists he would never compare himself to Nelson Mandela.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

New appeal over killings linked to secretive British Military Reaction Force
# 1970s Belfast
# 1970s Belfast

New appeal over killings linked to secretive British Military Reaction Force

Dec 2nd 2015, 3:00 PM 13,210 Views 31 Comments

The unit was in operation during the early years of the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Mary Lou's Sinn Féin leadership bid has one very important supporter
# No Vacancy Right Now
# No Vacancy Right Now

Mary Lou's Sinn Féin leadership bid has one very important supporter

Oct 29th 2015, 4:44 PM 26,539 Views 75 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader has given his backing to his deputy.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

"No grave to tend, no place to grieve": The four remaining 'Disappeared'
# Murdered
# Murdered

"No grave to tend, no place to grieve": The four remaining 'Disappeared'

Sep 15th 2015, 3:00 PM 19,747 Views 95 Comments

The funeral of Seamus Wright heard today in Belfast that he was a “deeply committed” family man.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Paramilitary gun attacks on children 'must end'
# Shootings
# Shootings

Paramilitary gun attacks on children 'must end'

Aug 12th 2015, 6:00 PM 13,860 Views 51 Comments

Twelve children were shot in Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2014.

# the-troubles - Sunday 26 July, 2015

WATCH: A treasure trove of old Irish newsreels has gone online for the first time
# The Past Is Another Country
# The Past Is Another Country

WATCH: A treasure trove of old Irish newsreels has gone online for the first time

Jul 26th 2015, 8:30 PM 49,086 Views 13 Comments

Walt Disney meets Dev, Miss Ireland 1942, and the ESB in Bahrain, 1977.

# the-troubles - Friday 10 July, 2015

"No decision" on whether Gerry Adams will be prosecuted over the killing of Jean McConville
# Speculative
# Speculative

"No decision" on whether Gerry Adams will be prosecuted over the killing of Jean McConville

Jul 10th 2015, 1:16 PM 11,490 Views 127 Comments

Adams was arrested last year over the murder, being held by the PSNI for four nights.

# the-troubles - Friday 3 July, 2015

The British had a plan to move EVERYONE from Hong Kong to Northern Ireland
# What About Yu
# What About Yu

The British had a plan to move EVERYONE from Hong Kong to Northern Ireland

Jul 3rd 2015, 8:37 AM 28,837 Views 53 Comments

That’s 5.5 million people.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

'I'm not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself': New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism
# Easter Rising
# Easter Rising

'I'm not trying to un-Sinn Féin myself': New Lord Mayor reacts to criticism

Jun 30th 2015, 1:20 PM 14,244 Views 80 Comments

Críona Ní Dhálaigh said 1916 centenary commemorations will be inclusive.

# the-troubles - Friday 26 June, 2015

Families of suspected bodies in Meath hope for "an end to the torment"
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Families of suspected bodies in Meath hope for "an end to the torment"

Jun 26th 2015, 10:52 PM 26,746 Views 53 Comments

It’s “more likely than not” that the bodies are of Seamus Wright and Kevin McKee. Joe Lynskey is also believed to be buried nearby.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

Gardaí have finally started handing over their files on massacre of Protestants
# Kingsmill
# Kingsmill

Gardaí have finally started handing over their files on massacre of Protestants

Jun 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 18,855 Views 73 Comments

After months of pressure, criticism, and an order from Frances Fitzgerald.