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#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 26,542 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 19,754 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 13,865 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 49,797 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 28,851 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 14,254 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 26,747 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 18,863 Views 73 Comments

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

# the-troubles - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Miss last night's exposé on Collusion? Here are 10 things we learned
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Miss last night's exposé on Collusion? Here are 10 things we learned

Jun 16th 2015, 1:10 PM 20,666 Views 32 Comments

The documentary aired last night.

# the-troubles - Friday 12 June, 2015

Those involved in the Troubles should not be part of investigating unresolved deaths
# Opinion
# Opinion

Those involved in the Troubles should not be part of investigating unresolved deaths

Jun 12th 2015, 4:00 PM 80 Views 25 Comments

The proposed Historical Investigations Unit must be entirely independent in order to give justice to victims.

# the-troubles - Friday 29 May, 2015

Gun on display in Troubles exhibition linked to Northern Ireland terror attack
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Gun on display in Troubles exhibition linked to Northern Ireland terror attack

May 29th 2015, 9:51 PM 15,145 Views 60 Comments

The weapon had been included in an exhibition on The Troubles.

Police allowed informers to murder hundreds "with impunity"
# Contentious Claims
# Contentious Claims

Police allowed informers to murder hundreds "with impunity"

May 29th 2015, 7:47 AM 13,326 Views 155 Comments

“Hundreds and hundreds” of people died as a result of collusion during The Troubles – according to former Ombudsman O’Loan.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Gerry: Prince Charles and I don't have much in common, but we're both tree huggers
# Moving On
# Moving On

Gerry: Prince Charles and I don't have much in common, but we're both tree huggers

May 20th 2015, 12:01 PM 12,116 Views 73 Comments

That’s a start.

# the-troubles - Sunday 17 May, 2015

On this day 41 years ago, bombs ripped through Dublin and Monaghan
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

On this day 41 years ago, bombs ripped through Dublin and Monaghan

May 17th 2015, 8:45 AM 21,843 Views 119 Comments

33 people died in the bombings, with hundreds more injured.

# the-troubles - Sunday 26 April, 2015

'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles
# Service
# Service

'No special honours' for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles

Apr 26th 2015, 6:00 PM 16,459 Views 42 Comments

One TD thinks there should be.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

A major investigation has been launched into the murders of 'IRA informers'
# Double Agents
# Double Agents

A major investigation has been launched into the murders of 'IRA informers'

Apr 15th 2015, 12:00 PM 9,466 Views 106 Comments

The investigation is probing at least 20 murders of people alleged to have been IRA informers.

# the-troubles - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Police investigating 'six key IRA suspects' who received on-the-run letters
# Comfort Letter
# Comfort Letter

Police investigating 'six key IRA suspects' who received on-the-run letters

Mar 22nd 2015, 3:00 PM 13,427 Views 87 Comments

As many as 200 republicans received these letters.

Family: Gerry Adams told us our brother's killers would not be brought to police
# Vigilante Justice
# Vigilante Justice

Family: Gerry Adams told us our brother's killers would not be brought to police

Mar 22nd 2015, 7:30 AM 21,047 Views 207 Comments

Andrew Kearney was killed in a ‘punishment attack’ in 1998.

# the-troubles - Saturday 14 March, 2015

On this day 24 years ago, the Birmingham Six were released
# Miscarriage Of Justice
# Miscarriage Of Justice

On this day 24 years ago, the Birmingham Six were released

Mar 14th 2015, 8:45 AM 22,506 Views 103 Comments

The men spent 16 years in prison – for a crime they didn’t commit.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Team to start digging for remains of 'Disappeared' Joe Lynskey
# Meath
# Meath

Team to start digging for remains of 'Disappeared' Joe Lynskey

Mar 11th 2015, 6:02 AM 7,523 Views 26 Comments

Joe Lynskey went missing in 1972.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Shot dead in 1974 but still no justice
# John Pat Cunningham
# John Pat Cunningham

Shot dead in 1974 but still no justice

Mar 10th 2015, 6:03 AM 11,890 Views 56 Comments

John Pat Cunningham was shot by the British Army.

# the-troubles - Thursday 5 March, 2015

The Troubles caused mental health issues for more than 100,000 people
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

The Troubles caused mental health issues for more than 100,000 people

Mar 5th 2015, 2:31 PM 8,512 Views 54 Comments

The legacy of the 30-year conflict still hangs over Northern Ireland.

# the-troubles - Monday 2 March, 2015

"Surely after 30 years, if we can forgive the deed, the remains could be given back to us"
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

"Surely after 30 years, if we can forgive the deed, the remains could be given back to us"

Mar 2nd 2015, 5:00 PM 14,920 Views 53 Comments

The families of the remaining “disappeared” are asking for the remains to be returned.

# the-troubles - Friday 2 January, 2015

Torture, abuse and a suspect's death: An RUC holding centre used during the Troubles
# Castlereagh
# Castlereagh

Torture, abuse and a suspect's death: An RUC holding centre used during the Troubles

Jan 2nd 2015, 7:00 PM 14,581 Views 117 Comments

Bobby Hanvey was the only photographer allowed to take pictures before the building was demolished.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

British spies had "excellent relations" with gardaí
# Good Mates
# Good Mates

British spies had "excellent relations" with gardaí

Dec 30th 2014, 9:36 AM 13,330 Views 138 Comments

And Irish ministers didn’t know it.

Thirty years ago, a Fine Gael government was worried that Sinn Féin 'could deliver'
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

Thirty years ago, a Fine Gael government was worried that Sinn Féin 'could deliver'

Dec 30th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,739 Views 51 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Barry didn’t like that Sinn Féin representatives were being listened to.

# the-troubles - Sunday 28 December, 2014

Water cannons could be "more lethal than plastic bullets". That's what the UK told Ireland...
# 1984 State Papers
# 1984 State Papers

Water cannons could be "more lethal than plastic bullets". That's what the UK told Ireland...

Dec 28th 2014, 10:00 AM 12,993 Views 77 Comments

17 people were killed by either rubber or plastic bullets during The Troubles.

# the-troubles - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Thousands of Northern refugees streamed over the border in the 1970s - some were called "ungrateful"
# State Papers
# State Papers

Thousands of Northern refugees streamed over the border in the 1970s - some were called "ungrateful"

Dec 27th 2014, 8:45 AM 26,390 Views 76 Comments

The situation is detailed in a memo to Government from 1973.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

New evidence proves the UK tortured interned men during The Troubles, says Ireland
# Jailed Without Trial
# Jailed Without Trial

New evidence proves the UK tortured interned men during The Troubles, says Ireland

Dec 2nd 2014, 4:11 PM 10,693 Views 84 Comments

The State wants a European Court of Human Rights decision overturned.

# the-troubles - Monday 24 November, 2014

Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK
# Torture Files
# Torture Files

Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK

Nov 24th 2014, 12:31 PM 14,540 Views 39 Comments

Amnesty International say the deadline for a case to be taken is approaching.

# the-troubles - Saturday 22 November, 2014

"Life, a long long time ago" - Documentary follows Guildford Four's Paddy Armstrong to London
# Miscarriage Of Justice
# Miscarriage Of Justice

"Life, a long long time ago" - Documentary follows Guildford Four's Paddy Armstrong to London

Nov 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 18,971 Views 9 Comments

An RTÉ documentary followed Armstrong on and told his story.

# the-troubles - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Victim of Enniskillen Bombing: 'I remember running around as if it was a horror movie'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Victim of Enniskillen Bombing: 'I remember running around as if it was a horror movie'

Nov 8th 2014, 9:35 PM 28,402 Views 202 Comments

Stephen Gault was just 18 when he was injured in the bomb. His father Samuel, who had been standing next to him, was killed instantly.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Breige Wright: "I have been the subject of a media onslaught"
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Breige Wright: "I have been the subject of a media onslaught"

Nov 4th 2014, 4:19 PM 13,037 Views 0 Comments

In a statement issued through her solicitors today, Wright is strongly critical of how her relationship with Máiría Cahill has been portrayed in the media.

The Troubles and the Disappeared: 'Another chapter closed in the tragic saga'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

The Troubles and the Disappeared: 'Another chapter closed in the tragic saga'

Nov 4th 2014, 10:45 AM 17,730 Views 95 Comments

Brendan Megraw was found this week. But where are the rest of the Disappeared?

# the-troubles - Sunday 26 October, 2014

Setting divisions alight: Burning Man comes to Derry
# Temple
# Temple

Setting divisions alight: Burning Man comes to Derry

Oct 26th 2014, 9:15 AM 14,358 Views 17 Comments

Will Northern Ireland be tasting a little bit of Nevada?

# the-troubles - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?

Oct 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 2,820 Views 134 Comments

The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.

# the-troubles - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Gerry Conlon and the Guildford Four were released 25 years ago today
# Something I Didn't Do
# Something I Didn't Do

Gerry Conlon and the Guildford Four were released 25 years ago today

Oct 19th 2014, 8:45 AM 50,697 Views 41 Comments

“I’m a totally innocent man.”

# the-troubles - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Family of Brendan Megraw "grateful" to person who passed on information about his remains
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Family of Brendan Megraw "grateful" to person who passed on information about his remains

Oct 1st 2014, 10:15 PM 29,129 Views 148 Comments

Megraw was kidnapped and killed by the IRA in 1978.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

'Mixed feelings' about the end of Northern Ireland's Historical Enquiries Team
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Mixed feelings' about the end of Northern Ireland's Historical Enquiries Team

Sep 30th 2014, 1:49 PM 3,782 Views 7 Comments

The PSNI body was set up to investigate killings from the 1970s to 1990s.