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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Troubles

Last year
England World Cup winner Steve Thompson put on suicide watch
The 43-year-old was diagnosed with early-onset dementia in November 2020.
Abramovich disqualified as Chelsea director by Premier League
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
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
Campaigners are opposting proposed amnesty for Troubles offences.
NI watchdog probing loyalist murders finds evidence of ‘collusive’ police acts
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.
All time
Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits
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
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
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, 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
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
Families of Troubles victims say they are being denied justice for similar crimes.
Victims to raise Troubles ‘amnesty’ with UN body
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
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
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
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the proposals are “measured” and “balanced”.
PSG loss overshadowed by thefts at Di Maria, Marquinhos homes
Di Maria was substituted as news of the burglary reached the stadium.
Stormont under legal duty to fund Troubles pension, judges say
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, 24, died instantly near his home in Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, in 1974.
Barcelona players close to agreeing another salary cut
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
The report found that successive British governments approved the treatment.
Stormont Executive Office acting unlawfully in delaying victims’ payouts, judge rules
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
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
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 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
Patience appears to have run out among their rival clubs in England.
NI lobby group was accused of misleading investors about Republic to 'damage our national interest'
The spat was the subject of talks between a UK minister and an Irish ambassador in 1989.
Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles
Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.
Police investigate hate crime at Warrenpoint memorial dedicated to 18 British soldiers
Ulster Unionist Councillor of Newry David Taylor said that it was “another disgusting attack” on the memorial.
The Disappeared: Anonymous donor offers $60,000 for information on locations of last three victims
The three men are among 16 people killed by Republicans between 1972 and 1985.
Lyra McKee: A determined journalist who told the stories of marginalised people and her country’s troubled past
Lyra’s work covered topics to do with the legacy of the Troubles, the fight for LGBT equality, and her own life.
FactCheck: Is Karen Bradley correct that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were 'not crimes'?
Bradley has come under severe criticism for her comments in the House of Commons yesterday, but is she correct?
Tánaiste to meet with Bradley tonight to seek clarification on police-killings comments
Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley said that killings by military and police forces during the Troubles “were not crimes”.
Former Real IRA commander: Even cameras on masts would be seen as 'spy posts' in border regions
John Connolly, the group’s leader in prison in the 2000s, says things would change dramatically in the event of a hard border.
Almost two-thirds of people 'fearful of a return to sectarian violence in Ireland after Brexit'
There have been a number of security alerts in Derry in recent days.
1 in 3 victims of Troubles violence have attempted to take their own lives
A support group is calling for better support, funding and care for victims.
Injured in The Troubles: 'I don't know whether they're just waiting for us to die off'
Some of those left severely injured in the Troubles are now in their 70s and 80s. They says it’s imperative a special pension be introduced.
Family of man shot dead by British Army won't be given report on the killing as it's still too sensitive
The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.
Explainer: What's happening with the inquest into the Kingsmill massacre?
Barry McElduff’s widely criticised Twitter video put the 1976 IRA massacre back in the headlines.
'Nobody had time to sit and ask: Why are these killings taking place? Why are they cutting people up?'
Journalist and author Martin Dillon – who wrote a number of definitive books on the Troubles – talks to us about his autobiography.
Man arrested for IRA murder of bus driver in front of school children in 1982
James Gibson was shot dead by IRA gunmen on 2 December 1982.