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#The Troubles

# the-troubles - Monday 5 May, 2014

IN FULL: Speech by Gerry Adams on his release from police custody
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

IN FULL: Speech by Gerry Adams on his release from police custody

May 5th 2014, 8:51 AM 16,320 Views 116 Comments

The Sinn Féin president confirmed his support for the PSNI, proclaimed his innocence and thanked all those who supported him.

Tánaiste asks for no more comments on Gerry Adams case
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Tánaiste asks for no more comments on Gerry Adams case

May 5th 2014, 7:09 AM 12,261 Views 69 Comments

Eamon Gilmore also called for a ‘renewed commitment’ to the peace process.

# the-troubles - Sunday 4 May, 2014

'I am innocent' and 7 other things Gerry Adams had to say tonight
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'I am innocent' and 7 other things Gerry Adams had to say tonight

May 4th 2014, 9:18 PM 60,820 Views 280 Comments

“I am an activist. This is the life I have. This is part of it.”

Gerry Adams 'doing fine and looking well' in custody
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Gerry Adams 'doing fine and looking well' in custody

May 4th 2014, 4:38 PM 17,078 Views 56 Comments

Gerry Kelly was both jeered and cheered outside Antrim police station today.

# the-troubles - Saturday 3 May, 2014

'Extremely angry' Mary Lou McDonald has not spoken with Gerry Adams since his arrest
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Extremely angry' Mary Lou McDonald has not spoken with Gerry Adams since his arrest

May 3rd 2014, 1:42 PM 44,107 Views 321 Comments

The Dublin TD says she will not be taking over as interim leader.

Opinion: Be careful of wishing for a Sinn Féin after Gerry Adams
# Column
# Column

Opinion: Be careful of wishing for a Sinn Féin after Gerry Adams

May 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 343 Views 252 Comments

Adams might be the last roadblock to Sinn Féin managing to uncork its potential to conquer the left wing, working class and republican ground in Irish politics.

Gerry Adams spends third night in police custody
# Jean McConville
# Jean McConville

Gerry Adams spends third night in police custody

May 3rd 2014, 7:16 AM 11,806 Views 110 Comments

The Sinn Féin president can be questioned by police until Sunday at 8pm.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Ballymurphy parachute regiment killings: NI Secretary says 'no' to Hillsborough-style probe
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Ballymurphy parachute regiment killings: NI Secretary says 'no' to Hillsborough-style probe

Apr 29th 2014, 1:22 PM 5,284 Views 111 Comments

Ten people were shot dead by the British Army in August 1971. An 11th person died from a heart attack.

# the-troubles - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Dublin and Monaghan bombings weren't raised on State Visit says Gilmore
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Dublin and Monaghan bombings weren't raised on State Visit says Gilmore

Apr 20th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,866 Views 47 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says the government remain committed to the issue.

# the-troubles - Friday 18 April, 2014

Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI's day-to-day politics?
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI's day-to-day politics?

Apr 18th 2014, 7:00 PM 18 Views 45 Comments

The flags and parades-related violence undermine the relatively widespread perception that Northern Ireland’s peace process is a ‘completed’ one.

# the-troubles - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Two women arrested this morning over the Jean McConville case have been released
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Two women arrested this morning over the Jean McConville case have been released

Apr 17th 2014, 7:53 PM 9,581 Views 0 Comments

The women, aged 57 and 60, were questioned at Antrim police station.

# the-troubles - Friday 11 April, 2014

Omagh bombing: Seamus Daly - 43, from Monaghan - charged with 29 counts of murder
# Atrocity
# Atrocity

Omagh bombing: Seamus Daly - 43, from Monaghan - charged with 29 counts of murder

Apr 11th 2014, 10:42 PM 30,443 Views 0 Comments

Daly and three others were found to be responsible for the 1998 attack in a civil action.

# the-troubles - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Woman arrested in connection with Jean McConville case released without charge
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Woman arrested in connection with Jean McConville case released without charge

Apr 10th 2014, 8:41 PM 10,735 Views 41 Comments

The woman was arrested in west Belfast this morning.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness
# Tensions
# Tensions

Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness

Apr 9th 2014, 9:41 PM 23,515 Views 141 Comments

Adams said Tebbit was publicly advocating the assassination of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'
# State Visit
# State Visit

Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'

Apr 8th 2014, 9:42 AM 8,108 Views 73 Comments

Ahern was speaking as President Michael D Higgins made a historic State visit to the UK.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Another man arrested over abduction and murder of Jean McConville
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Another man arrested over abduction and murder of Jean McConville

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:48 AM 6,361 Views 0 Comments

Ivor Bell, 77, has already appeared in court on charges related to the crime which occurred more than 40 years ago.

# the-troubles - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Family of murdered spy Denis Donaldson accuse gardaí of delaying death inquest
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Family of murdered spy Denis Donaldson accuse gardaí of delaying death inquest

Mar 27th 2014, 4:20 PM 11,527 Views 24 Comments

Donaldson worked for Sinn Féin in the Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont before being outed as an MI5 agent in 2005 and later shot dead.

# the-troubles - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Adams: Legacy issues best dealt with through "truth recovery process"
# Jean McConville
# Jean McConville

Adams: Legacy issues best dealt with through "truth recovery process"

Mar 22nd 2014, 1:40 PM 6,097 Views 0 Comments

The Sinn Féin leader has been reacting to this morning’s court appearance in relation to the murder of Jean McConville in 1972.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

75-year-old man arrested over deadly UVF bomb at Belfast pub in 1971
# Cold Case
# Cold Case

75-year-old man arrested over deadly UVF bomb at Belfast pub in 1971

Mar 12th 2014, 11:00 AM 8,182 Views 122 Comments

Fifteen people died in the bomb at McGurk’s Bar in north Belfast more than four decades ago.

# the-troubles - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Photos: On this day in 1966 Nelson’s Pillar in O’Connell Street was blown up
# Bomb
# Bomb

Photos: On this day in 1966 Nelson’s Pillar in O’Connell Street was blown up

Mar 8th 2014, 7:45 AM 41,590 Views 153 Comments

At approximately 1.30am on 8 March a bomb exploded on Dublin’s main thoroughfare.

# the-troubles - Friday 28 February, 2014

"A deception by omission" - Robinson says the DUP was misled over 'on-the runs'
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

"A deception by omission" - Robinson says the DUP was misled over 'on-the runs'

Feb 28th 2014, 1:32 PM 5,106 Views 93 Comments

Martin McGuinness disagrees saying that if the DUP’s outbusts are about appeasing hardline unionists and electioneering.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Peter Robinson threatens to leave Government over Hyde Park case
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Peter Robinson threatens to leave Government over Hyde Park case

Feb 26th 2014, 3:48 PM 8,600 Views 133 Comments

The Northern Ireland First Minister has said that there are “people going around with letters stuffed in their pockets” which mean they can’t be arrested.

Gerry Adams says Hyde Park bomb accused should never have been arrested
# 1982
# 1982

Gerry Adams says Hyde Park bomb accused should never have been arrested

Feb 26th 2014, 10:04 AM 11,860 Views 325 Comments

John Downey walked free from court in London after a judge ruled that the trial should not go ahead.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Man accused of Hyde Park bombing cannot be prosecuted because of secret deal
# 1982
# 1982

Man accused of Hyde Park bombing cannot be prosecuted because of secret deal

Feb 25th 2014, 5:24 PM 14,631 Views 165 Comments

The PSNI has apologised to the families of victims and survivors following the collapse of the case of John Downey

# the-troubles - Monday 17 February, 2014

The 'IRA' claims responsibility for devices sent to British Army recruitment centres
# Scotland Yard
# Scotland Yard

The 'IRA' claims responsibility for devices sent to British Army recruitment centres

Feb 17th 2014, 12:46 PM 15,000 Views 96 Comments

The claim was made to Northern Irish media at the weekend according to UK police.

# the-troubles - Friday 10 January, 2014

"Richard Haass didn't fail, the political parties failed." - North First Minister
# Haass Talks
# Haass Talks

"Richard Haass didn't fail, the political parties failed." - North First Minister

Jan 10th 2014, 4:07 PM 6,629 Views 37 Comments

While Richard Haass put the blame for the breakdown at the door of the unionist and Alliance parties, Martin McGuinness says it is time to compromise.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Richard Haass says some in Northern Ireland are being 'unrealistic in the extreme'
# Draft Deal
# Draft Deal

Richard Haass says some in Northern Ireland are being 'unrealistic in the extreme'

Jan 8th 2014, 6:22 PM 14,462 Views 185 Comments

The talks chair said that he hoped the parties would continue to work to achieve agreement.

# the-troubles - Monday 6 January, 2014

McGuinness claims 'extreme loyalism' is setting the unionist agenda on Haass proposals
# Haass Proposals
# Haass Proposals

McGuinness claims 'extreme loyalism' is setting the unionist agenda on Haass proposals

Jan 6th 2014, 4:55 PM 10,142 Views 153 Comments

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland made the comments as the Haass-O’Sullivan team published a summary of the proposed deal.

# the-troubles - Friday 3 January, 2014

Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south
# 1984
# 1984

Thatcher considered redrawing NI border to move Catholic areas south

Jan 3rd 2014, 8:41 AM 27,074 Views 230 Comments

The plan was revealed by British state papers released under the 30 year rule.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Kenny and Cameron unite in ‘disappointment’ after failure of Haass talks
# No Deal
# No Deal

Kenny and Cameron unite in ‘disappointment’ after failure of Haass talks

Dec 31st 2013, 7:43 PM 11,974 Views 94 Comments

Both leaders discussed the matter this morning and urged all sides to focus on the common ground agreed during the process.

Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement
# No Deal
# No Deal

Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement

Dec 31st 2013, 8:04 AM 7,741 Views 128 Comments

Sinn Féin says that the proposals ‘did provide a basis for agreement’ while the DUP wants more time to consider areas of ‘profound disapproval’.

# the-troubles - Friday 6 December, 2013

Sinn Féin TD claims he was 'stitched up' by Vincent Browne
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin TD claims he was 'stitched up' by Vincent Browne

Dec 6th 2013, 8:28 PM 34,135 Views 207 Comments

Pádraig MacLochlainn’s appearance on the ‘Tonight With Vincent Browne’ show sparked controversy but he says that he has received significant support.

# the-troubles - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Man arrested over 1998 police station car bomb
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Man arrested over 1998 police station car bomb

Dec 5th 2013, 8:02 AM 6,600 Views 54 Comments

The attack on the RUC station in Moira, county Down injured at least 11 people.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Adams branded "an apologist for terrorists" after "laissez faire" remark
# Smithwick Tribunal
# Smithwick Tribunal

Adams branded "an apologist for terrorists" after "laissez faire" remark

Dec 4th 2013, 11:52 AM 11,197 Views 258 Comments

Gerry Adams said that the Smithwick Tribunal’s finding that collusion existed between the IRA and gardaí was something he knew nothing of.

# the-troubles - Saturday 23 November, 2013

"People must not be re-traumatised": DUP leader reiterates rejection of 'amnesty' proposals
# Peter Robinson
# Peter Robinson

"People must not be re-traumatised": DUP leader reiterates rejection of 'amnesty' proposals

Nov 23rd 2013, 6:08 PM 4,412 Views 14 Comments

Peter Robinson has rejected the proposal from the North’s Attorney General that there should be no more prosecutions for killings carried out during The Troubles.

# the-troubles - Friday 22 November, 2013

'I don't think it's a good idea': Adams against proposal to end Troubles prosecutions
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'I don't think it's a good idea': Adams against proposal to end Troubles prosecutions

Nov 22nd 2013, 5:12 PM 6,148 Views 93 Comments

The Sinn Féin president has come out against a proposal to end all prosecutions related to the Troubles that was put forward by the North’s Attorney General this week.

Peace process hero Fr Alec Reid passes away, aged 82
# RIP
# RIP

Peace process hero Fr Alec Reid passes away, aged 82

Nov 22nd 2013, 12:08 PM 8,060 Views 31 Comments

Tributes have flowed in for the man given credit for bringing peace to Northern Ireland.

# the-troubles - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Britain’s secret force ‘used IRA tactics’ during the Troubles
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Britain’s secret force ‘used IRA tactics’ during the Troubles

Nov 21st 2013, 7:36 AM 30,509 Views 165 Comments

The activities of the Military Reconnaissance Force in the 1970s are subject to a Panorama investigation tonight and former members break their 40-year-silence.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Taoiseach: Proposal to end Troubles prosecutions ‘would be difficult for families’
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Taoiseach: Proposal to end Troubles prosecutions ‘would be difficult for families’

Nov 20th 2013, 10:50 PM 7,181 Views 45 Comments

Enda Kenny was speaking during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil this morning.