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# Troubles

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# Northern Ireland
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.
# Paddy McElhone
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.
# Troubles
Barcelona players close to agreeing another salary cut
The squad are set to take a collective cut worth €122 million.
# H-Block
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.
# Troubles
Stormont Executive Office acting unlawfully in delaying victims’ payouts, judge rules
The payment scheme should have opened to applications at the end of May.
# Deputy First Minister
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’.
# Northern Ireland
'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”.
# Dennis Hutchings
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.
# Troubles
Emergency meeting at Saracens as threat of relegation looms large
Patience appears to have run out among their rival clubs in England.
# The Troubles
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.
# The Troubles
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
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
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?
# Northern Ireland
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”.
# hard brexit
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.
# Troubles
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.
# docklands victims association
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.
# pension campaign
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.
# Aidan McAnespie
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.
# sectarian massacre
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.
# The Troubles
'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.
# james gibson
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.
# skintown
"We grew up in the North saying 'what is going on here, this is insane, it's pathetic'"
Actor Ciaran McMenamin’s debut novel is inspired by his youth growing up in Enniskillen during the Troubles
# Robert Nairac
British soldier turned priest appeals to IRA to return murdered officer's body
Father Burke told Prime Time that he left the British Army and became a priest as a result of Robert Nairac’s murder.
# seamus ruddy
The Disappeared: Search to take place in France for man murdered by the INLA
The search for the remains of Seamus Ruddy will take place in a forest outside Rouen, northern France.
# Waterboarding
Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland
In documents seen by Channel 4, the Ministry of Defence admitted that they found some claims of torture credible.
# brian stack
Bertie 'understands' why Adams won't name IRA commander in Stack murder
Adams has repeatedly refused to name the man.
# Troubles
Adams says Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are using Brian Stack's murder to 'get at him'
He added that he would not cooperate with future requests for Troubles information.
# Daniel Rooney
'Object of interest' found in exhumation of Troubles victim
Daniel Rooney was shot dead by British Army soldiers in September 1972.
# Looking Back
'I could have gone the other way' - Frampton on growing up in the shadows of the Troubles
The Belfast boxer recalls the decisions he faced as a youngster.
# Explainer
Shankill Road bombing: new claims put police performance in the spotlight
New claims have come to light which allege that police officers may have known about the bombing in advance.
# difference maker
Sergio Aguero rescues Man City as away-day troubles continue
Manuel Pellegrini’s side are now second in the table, ahead of Arsenal on goal difference.
# Peace Process
Bill Clinton had private concerns over Gerry Adams' IRA links
“I don’t know what the real deal is between him and the IRA.”
# tracking
Belgian court tells Facebook to stop tracking non-members or else
If it fails to comply, it will risk fines of up to €250,000 a day.
# latest
Kevin McGuigan murder: Ex-IRA prisoner shot by masked men at point blank range
The 53-year-old was spoken to as part of the investigation into the killing of Jock Davison.
# contentious claims
Police allowed informers to murder hundreds "with impunity"
“Hundreds and hundreds” of people died as a result of collusion during The Troubles – according to former Ombudsman O’Loan.
# 1984 State Papers
Water cannons could be "more lethal than plastic bullets". That's what the UK told Ireland...
17 people were killed by either rubber or plastic bullets during The Troubles.
Opinion: Behind the headlines and political bickering is a profound grief that is hard to define
My father was just 39 when he was killed by an IRA bomb. The fate that befell him has been like a virus in my family’s bloodstream; we can never forget.