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#The Troubles

# 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 8,106 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 6,359 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 11,501 Views 25 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 6,095 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 8,161 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 41,426 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 5,098 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 8,592 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 11,850 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 14,627 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 14,981 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 14,457 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 10,133 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 26,990 Views 231 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 11,971 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 7,738 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 34,083 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 6,577 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 11,194 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 4,411 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 30,412 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 7,179 Views 45 Comments

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

PSNI Chief Constable says dealing with historic Troubles cases is a "significant pressure"
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

PSNI Chief Constable says dealing with historic Troubles cases is a "significant pressure"

Nov 20th 2013, 4:26 PM 3,673 Views 8 Comments

Matt Baggott said that any change would have to be a matter for politicians.

Northern Ireland Attorney General calls for end to Troubles prosecutions
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Northern Ireland Attorney General calls for end to Troubles prosecutions

Nov 20th 2013, 7:39 AM 5,401 Views 42 Comments

Can a line be drawn under the killings that occurred before the Good Friday Agreement?

# the-troubles - Monday 11 November, 2013

Tánaiste: 'There are people who know where those bodies were buried'
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Tánaiste: 'There are people who know where those bodies were buried'

Nov 11th 2013, 4:03 PM 7,711 Views 100 Comments

Asked about Gerry Adams’ political future today, Eamon Gilmore said that the priority now has to be to get the bodies never recovered back to their loved ones.

# the-troubles - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Doherty has "no reason to disbelieve" Adams when he says he wasn't in the IRA
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Doherty has "no reason to disbelieve" Adams when he says he wasn't in the IRA

Nov 7th 2013, 6:15 AM 8,293 Views 180 Comments

Pearse Doherty was speaking about the claims made about Gerry Adams in a TV programme broadcast last Monday.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Man arrested over 1976 sectarian killing ‘released unconditionally’
# Paul McNally
# Paul McNally

Man arrested over 1976 sectarian killing ‘released unconditionally’

Sep 24th 2013, 8:29 PM 10,447 Views 44 Comments

It was second arrest to be made this year in connection with the shooting of 26-year-old Paul McNally outside a bookmakers in north Belfast.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

FULL SPEECH: Martin McGuinness addresses victims of IRA bomb
# Peace Process
# Peace Process

FULL SPEECH: Martin McGuinness addresses victims of IRA bomb

Sep 18th 2013, 11:16 PM 11,368 Views 62 Comments

“I was once in the IRA. I am now a peace builder. I don’t expect anyone to take me at my word. I expect them to take me by my deeds.”

Martin McGuinness: 'I don't expect people to forgive me for being in the IRA'
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Martin McGuinness: 'I don't expect people to forgive me for being in the IRA'

Sep 18th 2013, 9:56 PM 8,916 Views 78 Comments

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland was greeted by protesters at the Warrington Peace Centre today.

# the-troubles - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Victim of The Troubles: We are living scars on society
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Victim of The Troubles: We are living scars on society

Sep 12th 2013, 7:40 AM 4,541 Views 18 Comments

A report by Amnesty International has strongly criticised attempts to deal with the events of the past and provide answers for victims and their families.

# the-troubles - Thursday 22 August, 2013

PSNI officers 'suffering burn-out and fatigue'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

PSNI officers 'suffering burn-out and fatigue'

Aug 22nd 2013, 8:49 AM 5,786 Views 49 Comments

According to the Police Federation, the PSNI needs an extra 1,000 officers to deal with the current situation in Northern Ireland.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Arrests made in the UK in connection with 1973 Belfast murder
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Arrests made in the UK in connection with 1973 Belfast murder

Aug 20th 2013, 11:27 AM 5,240 Views 17 Comments

Catholic teenager Seamus Gilmore was working at a petrol station on the Ballysillan Road in February 1973 when he was shot dead by loyalist paramilitaries.

# the-troubles - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Families and survivors of Dublin and Monaghan bombings meet Taoiseach
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Families and survivors of Dublin and Monaghan bombings meet Taoiseach

Jul 18th 2013, 9:14 PM 3,908 Views 41 Comments

Enda Kenny met with the survivors and families of the victims at government buildings this evening.

# the-troubles - Sunday 14 July, 2013

Could British war diaries help solve the Jean McConville murder?
# The Disappeared
# The Disappeared

Could British war diaries help solve the Jean McConville murder?

Jul 14th 2013, 3:17 PM 7,587 Views 52 Comments

The diaries are under embargo until 2059.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Gerry Adams: I played no part in the abduction and killing of Jean McConville
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Gerry Adams: I played no part in the abduction and killing of Jean McConville

Jul 9th 2013, 5:45 PM 9,768 Views 147 Comments

The Sinn Féin president has reiterated his denial in the face of questions in the Dáil today.

# the-troubles - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Boston College tapes: transcripts of Dolours Price interview to be handed to PSNI
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Boston College tapes: transcripts of Dolours Price interview to be handed to PSNI

Jul 7th 2013, 6:03 PM 12,928 Views 57 Comments

PSNI detectives investigating the kidnapping and murder of mother-of-ten Jean McConville in 1972 have fought for the tapes for a number of years.