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#The Troubles

# 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.

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 5,425 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 7,719 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 8,299 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 10,454 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 11,395 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 8,960 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 4,554 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 5,792 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 5,261 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 3,930 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 7,606 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 9,778 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 13,001 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.

# the-troubles - Thursday 4 July, 2013

'No confidence' in leadership of PSNI unit reviewing unsolved Troubles murders
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'No confidence' in leadership of PSNI unit reviewing unsolved Troubles murders

Jul 4th 2013, 8:54 PM 2,764 Views 40 Comments

A report published yesterday found that the some military cases relating to state involvement were reviewed with less rigor than others.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

PSNI's Historical Enquiries Team criticised in new report
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

PSNI's Historical Enquiries Team criticised in new report

Jul 3rd 2013, 8:15 PM 2,852 Views 25 Comments

The report found that Troubles review body investigated cases of state involvement with ‘less rigour’.

# the-troubles - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Obama's speech was an insight into the current state of politics in Northern Ireland

Jun 23rd 2013, 8:15 AM 48 Views 24 Comments

Speaking directly to the next generation of Northern Ireland, like Obama did, is what we need, says David McCann, who writes that it is the duty of younger people to get ready, take charge and drive the agenda forward.

# the-troubles - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Column: The victims of the Troubles were not 'collateral damage' and they deserve justice
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The victims of the Troubles were not 'collateral damage' and they deserve justice

Jun 2nd 2013, 7:30 PM 656 Views 121 Comments

The introduction of a bill that would ban people convicted of serious offences from being appointed as a special advisor to a minister in Northern Ireland has raised more serious questions: who are the victims of the Troubles – and have we forgotten them?

# the-troubles - Saturday 1 June, 2013

US court reduces number of Boston College tapes to be handed to PSNI
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

US court reduces number of Boston College tapes to be handed to PSNI

Jun 1st 2013, 12:37 PM 7,067 Views 19 Comments

Police in Northern Ireland investigating the kidnapping and murder of mother Jean McConville have fought for the tapes for a number of years.

Orange Hall smoke damaged in arson attack
# Belfast
# Belfast

Orange Hall smoke damaged in arson attack

Jun 1st 2013, 10:48 AM 4,228 Views 62 Comments

The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning in west Belfast.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Donegal man charged with 1982 Hyde Park attack
# IRA
# IRA

Donegal man charged with 1982 Hyde Park attack

May 22nd 2013, 11:43 AM 19,561 Views 0 Comments

John Downey, 61, is charged in relation to the murders of four men.

# the-troubles - Friday 17 May, 2013

Wreath-laying ceremony on 39th anniversary of Dublin-Monaghan bombings
# Bombings
# Bombings

Wreath-laying ceremony on 39th anniversary of Dublin-Monaghan bombings

May 17th 2013, 8:47 AM 5,075 Views 98 Comments

Families will today remember the victims of the 1974 bombings, which marked the greatest loss of life in a single day during the Troubles.

# the-troubles - Monday 6 May, 2013

Column: It’s challenging to get Irish people to go and see Irish movies
# Interview
# Interview

Column: It’s challenging to get Irish people to go and see Irish movies

May 6th 2013, 7:30 PM 49 Views 29 Comments

Director Kieron J Walsh says it can be difficult to get Irish people to watch Irish movies, but this is changing. Here, he discusses shining a light on suicide, how Northern Ireland is not all about the the Troubles, and why Irish cinema is on the up.

# the-troubles - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Witnessing the Troubles: the human face of 1980s Northern Ireland
# Powerful
# Powerful

Witnessing the Troubles: the human face of 1980s Northern Ireland

Apr 27th 2013, 9:15 AM 17,560 Views 21 Comments

Artist Seán Hillen began taking photographs of the conflict in Northern Ireland when he was just a teenager – see this powerful archive.

# the-troubles - Monday 15 April, 2013

PSNI to be given access to Dolours Price interviews
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

PSNI to be given access to Dolours Price interviews

Apr 15th 2013, 5:37 PM 8,361 Views 44 Comments

The US Supreme Court appeal of Boston College’s Belfast Project was rejected today.

# the-troubles - Saturday 13 April, 2013

'Desperate' Ireland wanted Britain to send NATO troops to Northern Ireland
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

'Desperate' Ireland wanted Britain to send NATO troops to Northern Ireland

Apr 13th 2013, 8:30 AM 9,256 Views 39 Comments

A Wikileaks cable reveals that Garret FitzGerald asked the United States not to oppose any British reassignment of troops.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

15 years ago today: the Good Friday Agreement was signed
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

15 years ago today: the Good Friday Agreement was signed

Apr 10th 2013, 10:16 PM 11,437 Views 49 Comments

After almost two years of talks – and 17 hours past the deadline – the historic document was signed by Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair.

# the-troubles - Monday 8 April, 2013

VIDEOS: 10 pivotal moments from Margaret Thatcher's time in power
# Iron Lady
# Iron Lady

VIDEOS: 10 pivotal moments from Margaret Thatcher's time in power

Apr 8th 2013, 4:11 PM 10,071 Views 10 Comments

Miners’ strikes, IRA bombings, the Falklands invasion and the threat of Brussels…

# the-troubles - Monday 1 April, 2013

1972, the year 'The Troubles' wrecked Ireland's Grand Slam hopes
# Troubled Times
From The42
# Troubled Times

1972, the year 'The Troubles' wrecked Ireland's Grand Slam hopes

Apr 1st 2013, 7:45 AM 3,487 Views 0 Comments

Ireland and Lions flanker Fergus Slattery reflects on politics and sports mixing to ill-effect.

# the-troubles - Sunday 3 March, 2013

Gerry Adams: 'I’ll certainly lead Sinn Féin into the next election'
# Political Future
# Political Future

Gerry Adams: 'I’ll certainly lead Sinn Féin into the next election'

Mar 3rd 2013, 8:05 AM 5,591 Views 109 Comments

The Sinn Féin president told TheJournal.ie this week that he did not believe questions about IRA membership – and his repeated denials – were damaging his party’s electoral prospects.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

Adams: 'An awful lot of us might have to say we're sorry for a whole lot of things'
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Adams: 'An awful lot of us might have to say we're sorry for a whole lot of things'

Feb 19th 2013, 12:19 PM 10,488 Views 102 Comments

On whether he was ever a member of the IRA, Adams said: “I am a republican leader. I never distanced myself from the IRA. I never will distance myself from the IRA.”

# the-troubles - Friday 8 February, 2013

Column: To move on from the Troubles we have to face the past with compassion
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: To move on from the Troubles we have to face the past with compassion

Feb 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 127 Views 41 Comments

Behind each death of the Troubles are real, grieving people – many of whom have been waiting for the truth for far too long, writes David McCann.

# the-troubles - Monday 4 February, 2013

Man arrested in relation to 1976 murder of father-of-two
# The Troubles
# The Troubles

Man arrested in relation to 1976 murder of father-of-two

Feb 4th 2013, 10:12 AM 5,728 Views 0 Comments

Paul McNally was 26 when he was shot in Belfast in what police believe was a random sectarian attack.

# the-troubles - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Column: The Irish Government must help end the flag protests
# Belfast
# Belfast

Column: The Irish Government must help end the flag protests

Jan 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 134 Views 110 Comments

The issue in the North over flying the Union Jack requires quiet diplomacy, not grandstanding or lecturing. It’s in everyone’s interest that Dublin help broker a deal, writes Michael Anderson.

# the-troubles - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Fine Gael, Sinn Féin in war of words over Dessie Ellis claims
# 1982 State Papers
# 1982 State Papers

Fine Gael, Sinn Féin in war of words over Dessie Ellis claims

Dec 29th 2012, 4:03 PM 9,024 Views 111 Comments

FG chairman Charlie Flanagan said Dessie Ellis’s refusal to discuss British claims that he was involved in IRA murders were “utterly disgraceful”.

# the-troubles - Friday 28 December, 2012

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis rejects allegations of involvement in 50 IRA murders
# State Papers
# State Papers

Sinn Féin TD Dessie Ellis rejects allegations of involvement in 50 IRA murders

Dec 28th 2012, 12:42 PM 22,253 Views 240 Comments

A newly-released British document claims that Ellis was involved in the murder of 50 people by the IRA in the north and south during the Troubles but he has rejected these claims.

# the-troubles - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Column: Why are loyalists so angry about a flag?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why are loyalists so angry about a flag?

Dec 18th 2012, 6:55 AM 1,262 Views 145 Comments

The furious protests in Belfast are born primarily of the hurt of abandonment, writes Michael Anderson.

# the-troubles - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Facing the past: artist ‘honoured’ to have Adams portrait hung in London gallery
# Art
# Art

Facing the past: artist ‘honoured’ to have Adams portrait hung in London gallery

Dec 2nd 2012, 8:45 AM 4,622 Views 11 Comments

Conrad Atkinson reflects on his experience of visiting Northern Ireland during the Troubles, the peace process, and how his painting of the Sinn Féin leader will soon hang in London’s National Portrait Gallery.