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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# The Troubles

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# Meath
Team to start digging for remains of 'Disappeared' Joe Lynskey
Joe Lynskey went missing in 1972.
# John Pat Cunningham
Shot dead in 1974 but still no justice
John Pat Cunningham was shot by the British Army.
# Northern Ireland
The Troubles caused mental health issues for more than 100,000 people
The legacy of the 30-year conflict still hangs over Northern Ireland.
# The Disappeared
"Surely after 30 years, if we can forgive the deed, the remains could be given back to us"
The families of the remaining “disappeared” are asking for the remains to be returned.
# Castlereagh
Torture, abuse and a suspect's death: An RUC holding centre used during the Troubles
Bobby Hanvey was the only photographer allowed to take pictures before the building was demolished.
# Good mates
British spies had "excellent relations" with gardaí
And Irish ministers didn’t know it.
# 1984 State Papers
Thirty years ago, a Fine Gael government was worried that Sinn Féin 'could deliver'
Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Barry didn’t like that Sinn Féin representatives were being listened to.
# 1984 State Papers
Water cannons could be "more lethal than plastic bullets". That's what the UK told Ireland...
17 people were killed by either rubber or plastic bullets during The Troubles.
# State Papers
Thousands of Northern refugees streamed over the border in the 1970s - some were called "ungrateful"
The situation is detailed in a memo to Government from 1973.
# jailed without trial
New evidence proves the UK tortured interned men during The Troubles, says Ireland
The State wants a European Court of Human Rights decision overturned.
# torture files
Hooded, food and sleep deprived: Calls for Ireland to push for torture case against UK
Amnesty International say the deadline for a case to be taken is approaching.
# miscarriage of justice
"Life, a long long time ago" - Documentary follows Guildford Four's Paddy Armstrong to London
An RTÉ documentary followed Armstrong on and told his story.
# The Troubles
Victim of Enniskillen Bombing: 'I remember running around as if it was a horror movie'
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.
# Sinn Féin
Breige Wright: "I have been the subject of a media onslaught"
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
The Troubles and the Disappeared: 'Another chapter closed in the tragic saga'
Brendan Megraw was found this week. But where are the rest of the Disappeared?
# temple
Setting divisions alight: Burning Man comes to Derry
Will Northern Ireland be tasting a little bit of Nevada?
Opinion: How many hundreds, or thousands, would have been saved if he had lived?
The senseless death of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, a pioneering cancer specialist who was killed by an IRA bomb, remains a tragedy for us all.
# something i didn't do
Gerry Conlon and the Guildford Four were released 25 years ago today
“I’m a totally innocent man.”
# The Disappeared
Family of Brendan Megraw "grateful" to person who passed on information about his remains
Megraw was kidnapped and killed by the IRA in 1978.
# The Troubles
'Mixed feelings' about the end of Northern Ireland's Historical Enquiries Team
The PSNI body was set up to investigate killings from the 1970s to 1990s.
# revisionism
Who won the war in Northern Ireland? The British, so says a new BBC documentary
Filmmaker Peter Taylor says this is the only conclusion that can be made, for now.
# War games
About 500 British troops are to train on this Derry mountain and nationalists aren't happy
It’s the largest military exercise in Northern Ireland since the beginning of the troubles
# Paisley pictorial
Ian Paisley in Pictures: From Neverman to Chuckle Brother
A life on the frontline of Northern Ireland divisions.
# Life in Quotes
'Never never never' and other famous words from Reverend Ian Paisley
He was always controversial, vicious at times and always
Former DUP leader Ian Paisley has died, aged 88
His wife Eileen said his family were “heartbroken” and that their “earthly lives are forever changed”.
# legacy issues
The SAS 'Loughall ambush' which killed 8 IRA men may be investigated
A civilian was also killed in the gunfight which was the biggest single loss of life for the IRA during The Troubles.
# The Troubles
On this day 20 years ago, the IRA announced its ceasefire
And everything changed.
# The Troubles
Search for Disappeared newlywed Brendan Megraw to begin in Meath bog
The 23-year-old was abducted from his Belfast home in April 1978.
# Northern Ireland
On the run letters were "unprecedented and flawed", but not unlawful
The Hallett Review finds that two terrorism suspects were given letters in error.
# The Troubles
Report into "on the run" letters to be published today
The letters allowed a man accused of carrying out the Hyde Park bombing to walk free from court.
# The Troubles
UDR memorial removed and replaced with IRA slogan, PSNI investigating it as 'hate crime'
The crosses were removed hours after a memorial service in Castlederg took place.
# border counties
Did you live along the border during the Troubles? This project is seeking your voice...
The Border Lives storytelling project is collecting comments and stories from people who used to lived in the border counties during the Northern Ireland conflict.
# Victims
"This house is unanimous in its message to the British Government" - Parties unite on bombing files
Families of the Dublin-Monaghan bombing victims are currently suing for the release of files.
Opinion: Behind the headlines and political bickering is a profound grief that is hard to define
My father was just 39 when he was killed by an IRA bomb. The fate that befell him has been like a virus in my family’s bloodstream; we can never forget.
# Garden Party
President Higgins: 'There are no easy solutions to the sensitive questions in Northern Ireland'
He commended the members of the Oireachtas and the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly for working together.
# failure to act
RUC sergeant shot dead could have been saved 'if he was warned' by senior officers
Sgt Joe Campbell was shot on the evening of 25 February 1977
Gerry Conlon, one of the Guilford Four, dies aged 60
Conlon was wrongly accused of an IRA bombing, spending 14 years in prison.
# Top of the Class
The Troubles, the parties and the loneliness of intelligence: Ireland's Mensa story
Just what is it like to be among the smartest 2% in the world? found out…
# bombing campaign
Unseen photos show the devastation caused by the IRA's 1996 Manchester bomb
The bomb was the second largest to ever have exploded in Britain.
# Peace Process
McGuinness on The Disappeared: 'One of the worse things to happen' during an already bitter conflict
McGuinness gave a wide-ranging interview today on current and past issues.