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#Troubles

# troubles - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Kenny and Cameron unite in ‘disappointment’ after failure of Haass talks

Both leaders discussed the matter this morning and urged all sides to focus on the common ground agreed during the process.

Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement

Sinn Féin says that the proposals ‘did provide a basis for agreement’ while the DUP wants more time to consider areas of ‘profound disapproval’.

# troubles - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Haass talks with NI parties fail to reach consensus, but Gilmore says agreement is essential

After eight hours of discussions, the all-party talks on some of Northern Ireland’s most sensitive issues broke down.

# troubles - Saturday 23 November, 2013

McConville son speaks of 'Adams apology'

Mother-of-10 Jean McConville was abducted from her west Belfast home in 1972, and murdered.

# troubles - Friday 22 November, 2013

'I don't think it's a good idea': Adams against proposal to end Troubles prosecutions

The Sinn Féin president has come out against a proposal to end all prosecutions related to the Troubles that was put forward by the North’s Attorney General this week.

# troubles - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Doherty has "no reason to disbelieve" Adams when he says he wasn't in the IRA

Pearse Doherty was speaking about the claims made about Gerry Adams in a TV programme broadcast last Monday.

# troubles - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Hundreds attend walk to remember Shankhill Road bomb victims

The attack, which happened 20 years ago today, was one of the most notorious incidents of The Troubles.

# troubles - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Police Ombudsman to investigate 2001 killing of Sunday World journalist

Martin O’Hagan was shot dead in Lurgan in September 2001.

# troubles - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

UVF mural with Martin Luther King quote replaces George Best tribute

Work on the painting was suspended earlier this month after community leaders intervened, but it has since been completed.

# troubles - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Police call for calm as threat issued to Belfast schools

A man claiming to represent the Red Hand Defenders issued the threat, according to the Irish News.

# troubles - Friday 26 July, 2013

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland Sympathy This post contains videos

Minister: John Perry is like thousands of small business owners across Ireland

Brian Hayes has said he has a lot of sympathy for fellow junior minister John Perry who had a €2.47 million judgment ordered against him in the courts this week.

# troubles - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Blast bombs thrown by masked men, tyres set on fire in Belfast

The US Vice President has expressed his concerns about the violence to Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness.

# troubles - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

North Belfast bomb a 'blatant attempt to kill'

The device was found at Alliance Avenue yesterday afternoon.

Orange Order banned from marching through Ardoyne area

The DUP have decried the decision as “illogical”, and say the order has been left in an “impossible position”.

# troubles - Thursday 4 July, 2013

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

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

# troubles - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...

… yes, really. (And you can watch it on tv from today).

# troubles - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Adams to meet family of prison officer shot dead in Dublin IRA

Adams to meet family of prison officer shot dead in Dublin

Brian Stack, who was the chief prison officer in Portlaoise prison, died of his injuries eighteen months after being shot as he left a boxing match.

# troubles - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Gerry Adams criticises parties celebrating Thatcher's death

In an interview with a Fermanagh newspaper, Adams also said he forgave the former British Prime Minister.

# troubles - Friday 4 January, 2013

Column: Viewed from abroad, Ireland’s reconciliation is a success story

David McCann travelled to Korea, a partitioned country with a chequered economic history. The view from there is very different, he writes.

# troubles - Friday 14 December, 2012

Gerry Adams urges Taoiseach: put pressure on for full Pat Finucane inquiry

The Sinn Féin leader said the Irish government ‘needs to shift into a higher gear in support of the Finucane family, who want a public inquiry into the death of Pat finucane.

# troubles - Friday 2 November, 2012

Justice Minister: "There can be no justification of any nature" for Black murder

Minister Alan Shatter said that “all ordinary, normal, sane people do not want to see us return” to the time of the Troubles.

# troubles - Monday 17 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# troubles - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Video: Shadow Dancer and the endgame of the Troubles

Exclusive featurette explains the tightrope walked by cast and crew on the new film trying to depict life in strife-torn 1990s Belfast.

# troubles - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Column: Our obsession with ‘insults’ against Ireland is a waste of energy

There was anger when Katie Taylor was ‘claimed’ as British – but such a reaction exposes our insecurity, writes Aaron McKenna.

# troubles - Thursday 12 July, 2012

PHOTOS: Violence flares after 12 July parade in Belfast Northern Ireland This post contains images

PHOTOS: Violence flares after 12 July parade in Belfast

Police used water cannons to push back nationalist protesters, while petrol bombs were thrown at riot police.

# troubles - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Concern over retention of body parts, human tissue by PSNI

An audit of the PSNI has revealed that human tissue was retained in 67 cases of violent or unexplained deaths.

# troubles - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Taoiseach urged to press Cameron on Troubles legacy

Enda Kenny is due to travel to London tomorrow for meetings with the UK prime minister.

# troubles - Friday 17 February, 2012

Victims' remains group not on brink of closure - Oireachtas committee

Current indications are that the commission working to locate bodies of the Disappeared will continue its investigations.

# troubles - Sunday 29 January, 2012

Bloody Sunday: Victims' families gather for 40th anniversary

Some relatives are calling for the soldiers involved in the 1972 massacre to be prosecuted.

Jean McConville's daughter calls for release of Boston College tapes

Helen McKendry said the tapes could provide some closure on her mother’s 1972 murder by the IRA.

# troubles - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Hard man: Ian Paisley's career in pictures Ian Paisley This post contains images

Hard man: Ian Paisley's career in pictures

The firebrand loyalist leader stepped down as a minister last night after six decades of controversy. Check out these highlights – and not-so-highlights – of his career…

# troubles - Friday 30 December, 2011

Gerry Adams questions Bobby Sands hunger strike claim

The Sinn Féin leader said claims in State papers that Sands offered to end his hunger strike would be “totally out of character”.

# troubles - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Man arrested over cold-case IRA killings of two police officers

The 53-year-old was held over the murders of Eric Brown and Brian Quinn in 1983, before being released.

# troubles - Friday 25 November, 2011

Troubles killings "cannot be reinvestigated"

The killings cannot be investigated by the police ombudsman’s office as they have already been investigated by the police.

# troubles - Monday 7 November, 2011

Trial of Massereene accused to begin in Antrim today

Two British soldiers were killed and a pizza deliveryman injured in the shooting at an army barracks in March 2009.

# troubles - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Former UVF leader Gusty Spence dead at 78 Gusty Spence This post contains videos

Former UVF leader Gusty Spence dead at 78

Spence, who was jailed for the murder of a Catholic man in the sixties, later was at the forefront of the UVF ceasefire.

# troubles - Saturday 24 September, 2011

Column: ‘The lasting memory of Long Kesh was the stench’

During the notorious ‘dirty protests’ in Long Kesh prison, Bishop Edward Daly was a regular visitor. Here he describes the foul conditions – and the men who lived in them.

# troubles - Friday 12 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# troubles - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Family of man killed by army in Belfast 40 years ago call for an apology

A report has found that Billy McKavanagh was unarmed when he was shot in the back by a British soldier.

# troubles - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Gallery: The alternative history of the Troubles Scrapbook This post contains images

Gallery: The alternative history of the Troubles

Machine-gun Christmas cards, underwear parties and a singing Ian Paisley: take a look at these snapshots of the conflict’s unseen side.