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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# The Troubles

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# 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.
# legacy issues
The Boston College tapes aren't going anywhere, except maybe to the PSNI
The PSNI say they want the entire archive.
# dealing with the past
'Limited immunity' would help the Troubles truth emerge as perpetrators are dying off
Alan Brecknell of the Pat Finucance Centre explains how victims’s families could be helped.
# 40 years on
"Hopefully they’ll listen this time." - Son of Monaghan bomb victim remembers the tragedy
Paddy Askin remembers going down to town in search of his father.
# 40 years on
"Reconciliation will only be lasting when it is based on truth": 1974 bombings marked in Dublin ceremonies
It’s 40 years today since four bombs went off in a series of coordinated attacks in Dublin and Monaghan. 33 people and one unborn child were killed.
# Dublin Monaghan
Here's how Dublin and Monaghan will mark the 40th anniversary of 1974 bombings
There will be three events over the next two days to commemorate the 33 people killed in the bombings.
# Collusion
Families to sue British Government over Dublin-Monaghan bombings
The Justice for the Forgotten group are going to court to secure the release of documents.
# The Disappeared
56-year-old man arrested over Jean McConville case
The arrest comes in the wake of Gerry Adams’ arrest and questioning by the PSNI last week.
# Interviews
Boston College says they fought a lengthy battle to protect Troubles tapes
A spokesperson for the college said despite the UK-US Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, no one thought the PSNI would be allowed access to the tapes.
# The Troubles
Adams: 'I made no threat against Michael McConville, nor did I warn of backlash'
He has denied warning the son of Jean McConville of a ‘backlash’ if he revealed the names of who he believes to have killed his mother.
# policing
PSNI chief rejects claims of a 'dark side' to the force
Martin McGuinness said that elements in the PSNI were against the peace process.
# Peace Process
UK Government: We welcome Sinn Féin's commitment to policing
Gerry Adams said that he wanted confirmed his support for the PSNI after Sinn Féin had questioned their independence.
# Northern Ireland
IN FULL: Speech by Gerry Adams on his release from police custody
The Sinn Féin president confirmed his support for the PSNI, proclaimed his innocence and thanked all those who supported him.
# Northern Ireland
Tánaiste asks for no more comments on Gerry Adams case
Eamon Gilmore also called for a ‘renewed commitment’ to the peace process.
# The Troubles
'I am innocent' and 7 other things Gerry Adams had to say tonight
“I am an activist. This is the life I have. This is part of it.”
# The Troubles
Gerry Adams 'doing fine and looking well' in custody
Gerry Kelly was both jeered and cheered outside Antrim police station today.
# The Troubles
'Extremely angry' Mary Lou McDonald has not spoken with Gerry Adams since his arrest
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
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.
# Jean McConville
Gerry Adams spends third night in police custody
The Sinn Féin president can be questioned by police until Sunday at 8pm.
# The Troubles
Ballymurphy parachute regiment killings: NI Secretary says 'no' to Hillsborough-style probe
Ten people were shot dead by the British Army in August 1971. An 11th person died from a heart attack.
# The Troubles
Dublin and Monaghan bombings weren't raised on State Visit says Gilmore
Eamon Gilmore says the government remain committed to the issue.
Column: Will our new cordial partnership with Britain trickle down to NI's day-to-day politics?
The flags and parades-related violence undermine the relatively widespread perception that Northern Ireland’s peace process is a ‘completed’ one.
# The Troubles
Two women arrested this morning over the Jean McConville case have been released
The women, aged 57 and 60, were questioned at Antrim police station.
# atrocity
Omagh bombing: Seamus Daly - 43, from Monaghan - charged with 29 counts of murder
Daly and three others were found to be responsible for the 1998 attack in a civil action.
# The Troubles
Woman arrested in connection with Jean McConville case released without charge
The woman was arrested in west Belfast this morning.
# tensions
Gerry Adams criticises Norman Tebbit for saying he hoped the Real IRA would shoot McGuinness
Adams said Tebbit was publicly advocating the assassination of Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
# State Visit
Bertie Ahern: 'Suffering in the North did lead us to a good position'
Ahern was speaking as President Michael D Higgins made a historic State visit to the UK.
# The Disappeared
Another man arrested over abduction and murder of Jean McConville
Ivor Bell, 77, has already appeared in court on charges related to the crime which occurred more than 40 years ago.
# The Troubles
Family of murdered spy Denis Donaldson accuse gardaí of delaying death inquest
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.
# Jean McConville
Adams: Legacy issues best dealt with through "truth recovery process"
The Sinn Féin leader has been reacting to this morning’s court appearance in relation to the murder of Jean McConville in 1972.
# Cold Case
75-year-old man arrested over deadly UVF bomb at Belfast pub in 1971
Fifteen people died in the bomb at McGurk’s Bar in north Belfast more than four decades ago.
# Bomb
Photos: On this day in 1966 Nelson’s Pillar in O’Connell Street was blown up
At approximately 1.30am on 8 March a bomb exploded on Dublin’s main thoroughfare.
# War of Words
"A deception by omission" - Robinson says the DUP was misled over 'on-the runs'
Martin McGuinness disagrees saying that if the DUP’s outbusts are about appeasing hardline unionists and electioneering.
# The Troubles
Peter Robinson threatens to leave Government over Hyde Park case
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.
# 1982
Gerry Adams says Hyde Park bomb accused should never have been arrested
John Downey walked free from court in London after a judge ruled that the trial should not go ahead.
# 1982
Man accused of Hyde Park bombing cannot be prosecuted because of secret deal
The PSNI has apologised to the families of victims and survivors following the collapse of the case of John Downey