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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Troubles

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# Troubles
The 11 greatest worry questions asked by mums on Mumsnet
AKA the greatest things ever written on the internet.
# Troubles
This wonderful account is tweeting a teenage diary from 1981 Northern Ireland
A must-follow for anyone with a heart.
# guns and explosives
PSNI close to Ronan Kerr charges as man sentenced over guns and explosive find
PSNI constable Kerr was killed by a booby-trap bomb in his car in Omagh on Saturday, 2 April 2011.
# Northern Ireland
Ian Paisley says he was angered by Bloody Sunday
The one-time firebrand preacher and former DUP leader also said the gerrymandering and discrimination that existed in Northern Ireland was wrong.
# Belfast
Man arrested in connection with the 1994 murder of two Catholic workmen
Gary Convie and Eamon Fox were shot at building site in Belfast twenty years ago.
# No deal
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.
# No deal
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’.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Disappeared
McConville son speaks of 'Adams apology'
Mother-of-10 Jean McConville was abducted from her west Belfast home in 1972, and murdered.
# The Troubles
'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.
# The Disappeared
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.
# Belfast
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.
# Northern Ireland
Police Ombudsman to investigate 2001 killing of Sunday World journalist
Martin O’Hagan was shot dead in Lurgan in September 2001.
# East Belfast
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Sympathy
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
North Belfast bomb a 'blatant attempt to kill'
The device was found at Alliance Avenue yesterday afternoon.
# 12 July
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”.
# The Troubles
'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.
# art of conflict
Vince Vaughn has made a film about the Northern Ireland murals...
… yes, really. (And you can watch it on tv from today).
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.
# margaret thatcher
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.
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.
# Pat Finucane
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.
# david black
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.
# Film
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.
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Peace Process
Taoiseach urged to press Cameron on Troubles legacy
Enda Kenny is due to travel to London tomorrow for meetings with the UK prime minister.
# Disappeared
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.
# Bloody Sunday
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
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.
# Ian Paisley
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…
# State Papers
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
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.
# Northern Ireland
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.