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#Troubles

# troubles - Last month November 2022

Search of bog for 1975 IRA victim Columba McVeigh is paused for winter
# Disappeared
# Disappeared

Search of bog for 1975 IRA victim Columba McVeigh is paused for winter

Nov 4th 2022, 7:34 AM 10,538 Views 5 Comments

Columba McVeigh is one of the “Disappeared” victims of the Troubles whose bodies have still to be found.

# troubles - This year 2022

Belfast actor Ciarán Hinds calls on Truss to scrap UK Govt's controversial Troubles legacy plan
# Troubles
# Troubles

Belfast actor Ciarán Hinds calls on Truss to scrap UK Govt's controversial Troubles legacy plan

Oct 11th 2022, 6:00 AM 18,242 Views 5 Comments

The Bill is set for consideration by the House of Lords.

Inquest findings into death of Derry mother shot by soldier to be sent to prosecution service
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Inquest findings into death of Derry mother shot by soldier to be sent to prosecution service

Oct 5th 2022, 6:07 PM 9,256 Views 0 Comments

Kathleen Thompson was killed by a bullet to the chest in her back garden in Derry in 1971.

Politicians to attend screening of film about Troubles killings
# Troubles Legacy Bill
# Troubles Legacy Bill

Politicians to attend screening of film about Troubles killings

Sep 27th 2022, 7:39 PM 5,844 Views 4 Comments

The first official showing of the film, made by Mobile Media and The Truth and Justice Movement, will take place on Wednesday at Leinster House.

UK Govt’s controversial Troubles legacy plan ‘can be improved’, says new NI Secretary of State
# The North
# The North

UK Govt’s controversial Troubles legacy plan ‘can be improved’, says new NI Secretary of State

Sep 20th 2022, 5:34 PM 4,977 Views 1 Comment

Chris Heaton-Harris said there is ‘no ideal solution’ on addressing Northern Ireland’s troubled past.

Rally calls for scrapping of UK Government’s controversial Troubles legacy plan
# Troubles Bill
# Troubles Bill

Rally calls for scrapping of UK Government’s controversial Troubles legacy plan

Sep 11th 2022, 3:51 PM 12,376 Views 2 Comments

Hundreds attended the ‘Time for Truth’ demonstration in Belfast on Sunday.

Controversial Troubles Bill may not be human rights compliant, warns European commissioner
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Controversial Troubles Bill may not be human rights compliant, warns European commissioner

Aug 31st 2022, 5:20 PM 9,702 Views 7 Comments

The Bill has been opposed by political parties and victims groups in Northern Ireland and the Irish government.

Family of Troubles victim call for removal of memorial to British soldier who died while facing trial
# Dennis Hutchings
# Dennis Hutchings

Family of Troubles victim call for removal of memorial to British soldier who died while facing trial

Aug 25th 2022, 5:57 PM 16,917 Views 8 Comments

Dennis Hutchings died last year while on trial for the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham.

Criticism of military barracks memorial to ex-British soldier accused of murder
# Dennis Hutchings
# Dennis Hutchings

Criticism of military barracks memorial to ex-British soldier accused of murder

Aug 23rd 2022, 1:55 PM 21,064 Views 0 Comments

The memorial was officially unveiled last weekend.

Bloody Friday: Taoiseach pays tribute to victims on 50th anniversary of 'devastating' bombings
# Troubles
# Troubles

Bloody Friday: Taoiseach pays tribute to victims on 50th anniversary of 'devastating' bombings

Jul 21st 2022, 9:25 AM 12,795 Views 41 Comments

Nine people were killed and approximately 130 others were seriously injured on this day in 1972.

Families vow to keep fighting for truth 50 years after Springhill shootings
# Springhill Shootings
# Springhill Shootings

Families vow to keep fighting for truth 50 years after Springhill shootings

Jul 9th 2022, 5:24 PM 10,924 Views 1 Comment

The victims included a Catholic priest and three teenagers.

'Utterly shameful' Troubles legacy legislation clears the House of Commons
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Utterly shameful' Troubles legacy legislation clears the House of Commons

Jul 5th 2022, 8:17 AM 15,385 Views 10 Comments

MPs voted 282 to 217 to give the Northern Ireland Troubles Bill a third reading.

Derry mother was shot by soldier in ‘unjustified’ circumstances, says coroner
# Derry
# Derry

Derry mother was shot by soldier in ‘unjustified’ circumstances, says coroner

Jun 29th 2022, 4:42 PM 12,119 Views 9 Comments

Kathleen Thompson, a 47-year-old housewife, was killed by a bullet to the chest in her back garden in Derry in 1971.

Troubles legacy bill: Johnson and Tories accused of treating families like 'daft Paddies'
# Legacy Bill
# Legacy Bill

Troubles legacy bill: Johnson and Tories accused of treating families like 'daft Paddies'

May 24th 2022, 12:51 PM 7,533 Views 0 Comments

The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill has been widely criticised.

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation

Updated May 18th 2022, 5:35 PM 17,712 Views 24 Comments

The proposals are almost universally opposed by political parties across the UK and Ireland as well as victims’ groups.

England World Cup winner Steve Thompson put on suicide watch
# Troubles
From The42
# Troubles

England World Cup winner Steve Thompson put on suicide watch

Apr 23rd 2022, 11:16 AM 83,361 Views 17 Comments

The 43-year-old was diagnosed with early-onset dementia in November 2020.

Abramovich disqualified as Chelsea director by Premier League
# Troubles
From The42
# Troubles

Abramovich disqualified as Chelsea director by Premier League

Updated Mar 12th 2022, 6:56 PM 10,371 Views 6 Comments

In addition Chelsea’s credit cards were temporarily frozen amid Roman Abramovich’s government sanctions.

Campaigners press Taoiseach to raise Troubles legacy issues with US President Joe Biden
# Troubles
# Troubles

Campaigners press Taoiseach to raise Troubles legacy issues with US President Joe Biden

Feb 3rd 2022, 10:30 PM 9,732 Views 15 Comments

The Truth and Justice Movement will travel to Dublin to meet Micheál Martin.

Taoiseach to meet cross-community group of Troubles victims over opposition to legacy plans
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Taoiseach to meet cross-community group of Troubles victims over opposition to legacy plans

Feb 1st 2022, 1:05 PM 3,691 Views 1 Comment

Campaigners are opposting proposed amnesty for Troubles offences.

NI watchdog probing loyalist murders finds evidence of ‘collusive’ police acts
# Troubles
# Troubles

NI watchdog probing loyalist murders finds evidence of ‘collusive’ police acts

Jan 14th 2022, 9:21 AM 13,322 Views 14 Comments

The Police Ombudsman said the Royal Ulster Constabulary had no prior knowledge of the attacks carried out by the north west unit of the UDA/UFF.

# troubles - Last year 2021

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits
# Troubles
# Troubles

Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits

Dec 2nd 2021, 9:30 PM 9,718 Views 7 Comments

Controversial plans to end prosecutions for Troubles-era incidents were expected to be legislated for this autumn.

Military funeral for former British Soldier Dennis Hutchings takes place in Plymouth
# Troubles
# Troubles

Military funeral for former British Soldier Dennis Hutchings takes place in Plymouth

Updated Nov 11th 2021, 1:54 PM 24,183 Views 0 Comments

Hutchings was on trial for the 1974 fatal shooting of John Pat Cunningham when he died last month.

Campaigners returning to Westminster to demand end to Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan
# Troubles
# Troubles

Campaigners returning to Westminster to demand end to Troubles ‘amnesty’ plan

Oct 17th 2021, 11:36 AM 8,924 Views 4 Comments

The UK Government is proposing a statute of limitations that would protect veterans from future prosecutions.

Veteran on trial had ‘at least 10 seconds’ to make a decision about using fatal force on 27-year-old in 1974
# Dennis Hutchings
# Dennis Hutchings

Veteran on trial had ‘at least 10 seconds’ to make a decision about using fatal force on 27-year-old in 1974

Oct 13th 2021, 4:24 PM 16,728 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings, 80, denies the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone.

Troubles: No lawful basis for vulnerable man to be shot, trial of ex-British Army soldier told
# Belfast
# Belfast

Troubles: No lawful basis for vulnerable man to be shot, trial of ex-British Army soldier told

Updated Oct 4th 2021, 3:24 PM 29,096 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings, 80, has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of John Pat Cunningham in Co Tyrone in 1974.

Johnson branded ‘hypocrite’ over Everard remarks while supporting Troubles amnesty
# Boris Johnson
# Boris Johnson

Johnson branded ‘hypocrite’ over Everard remarks while supporting Troubles amnesty

Oct 3rd 2021, 1:20 PM 33,183 Views 17 Comments

Families of Troubles victims say they are being denied justice for similar crimes.

Victims to raise Troubles ‘amnesty’ with UN body
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Victims to raise Troubles ‘amnesty’ with UN body

Sep 16th 2021, 9:40 AM 8,378 Views 5 Comments

The concerns of bereaved relatives will be raised at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

‘Historic day’ as major parties sign document to reject Troubles amnesty plans
# The North
# The North

‘Historic day’ as major parties sign document to reject Troubles amnesty plans

Aug 30th 2021, 7:30 PM 16,159 Views 18 Comments

In July, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis announced plans for a statute of limitations.

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans
# The North
# The North

NI political leaders hold ‘robust’ talks, co-chaired by Coveney, on Troubles legacy plans

Jul 16th 2021, 2:25 PM 7,034 Views 9 Comments

Stormont is to be recalled on Tuesday to debate plans for a statute of limitations on Troubles crimes.

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers
# Troubles
# Troubles

UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers

Jul 14th 2021, 1:52 PM 38,496 Views 49 Comments

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the proposals are “measured” and “balanced”.

PSG loss overshadowed by thefts at Di Maria, Marquinhos homes
# Troubles
From The42
# Troubles

PSG loss overshadowed by thefts at Di Maria, Marquinhos homes

Mar 15th 2021, 12:34 PM 8,697 Views 8 Comments

Di Maria was substituted as news of the burglary reached the stadium.

Stormont under legal duty to fund Troubles pension, judges say
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Stormont under legal duty to fund Troubles pension, judges say

Feb 9th 2021, 3:39 PM 7,030 Views 7 Comments

Brian Turley, who suffered mental health problems due to Army interrogation, brought the case at Belfast’s Royal Courts of Justice.

Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says
# Paddy McElhone
# Paddy McElhone

Farmer shot dead by soldier in Northern Ireland in 1974 has been exonerated, family says

Jan 21st 2021, 2:15 PM 21,178 Views 14 Comments

Paddy McElhone, 24, died instantly near his home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, in 1974.

# troubles - All time

Barcelona players close to agreeing another salary cut
# Troubles
From The42
# Troubles

Barcelona players close to agreeing another salary cut

Nov 27th 2020, 10:19 PM 7,024 Views 0 Comments

The squad are set to take a collective cut worth €122 million.

H-Block prisoners subjected to 'systemic inhuman and degrading treatment' during the Troubles, report finds
# H-Block
# H-Block

H-Block prisoners subjected to 'systemic inhuman and degrading treatment' during the Troubles, report finds

Oct 1st 2020, 6:05 AM 20,480 Views 22 Comments

The report found that successive British governments approved the treatment.

Stormont Executive Office acting unlawfully in delaying victims’ payouts, judge rules
# Troubles
# Troubles

Stormont Executive Office acting unlawfully in delaying victims’ payouts, judge rules

Aug 21st 2020, 12:47 PM 10,893 Views 7 Comments

The payment scheme should have opened to applications at the end of May.

Judge accuses Michelle O'Neill of 'unjustifiable' delay to compensation scheme for Troubles victims
# Deputy First Minister
# Deputy First Minister

Judge accuses Michelle O'Neill of 'unjustifiable' delay to compensation scheme for Troubles victims

Aug 17th 2020, 2:27 PM 23,000 Views 40 Comments

Mr Justice McAlinden said the position taken by the Deputy First Minister is ‘fundamentally inappropriate’.

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Shameful stand-off' preventing Troubles victims receiving compensation, advocate warns

Jun 3rd 2020, 7:37 AM 11,771 Views 10 Comments

Victims Commissioner Judith Thompson said the treatment of victims by the authorities was “cruel, callous and insulting”.

British army veteran's trial over Troubles-era shooting postponed amid concerns over Covid-19
# Dennis Hutchings
# Dennis Hutchings

British army veteran's trial over Troubles-era shooting postponed amid concerns over Covid-19

Mar 6th 2020, 1:56 PM 14,016 Views 0 Comments

Dennis Hutchings is due at Belfast Crown Court on Monday for the opening day of his trial.

Emergency meeting at Saracens as threat of relegation looms large
# Troubles
From The42
# Troubles

Emergency meeting at Saracens as threat of relegation looms large

Jan 17th 2020, 5:11 PM 14,202 Views 39 Comments

Patience appears to have run out among their rival clubs in England.

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