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From TheJournal.ie Police believe INLA and ONH were involved in fatal shooting of man outside Belfast school Jim Donegan

Police believe INLA and ONH were involved in fatal shooting of man outside Belfast school

Jim Donegan (43) was gunned down outside a school in west Belfast on 4 December 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested in investigation into INLA-linked criminality in Derry and Strabane INLA

Two men arrested in investigation into INLA-linked criminality in Derry and Strabane

They have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning by police.

From TheJournal.ie Submachine gun and assault rifles seized during major PSNI investigation into INLA criminality INLA

Submachine gun and assault rifles seized during major PSNI investigation into INLA criminality

Gardaí also carried out a search in Co Donegal in which illicit cigarettes and other items were seized.

From TheJournal.ie 'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare pleads guilty to assault and false imprisonment Border Fox

'Border Fox' Dessie O'Hare pleads guilty to assault and false imprisonment

O’Hare (62), admitted to assaulting John Roche in Saggart, Dublin on June 9th, 2015.

From TheJournal.ie 200 police officers involved in crackdown on Belfast INLA Arrests

200 police officers involved in crackdown on Belfast INLA

One of the premises raided was the headquarters of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP).

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in connection with Meath hotel double murder in 1987 released without charge Rosnaree Hotel

Man arrested in connection with Meath hotel double murder in 1987 released without charge

On Tuesday 20 January 1987, INLA men Thomas “Ta” Power and John O’Reilly were shot dead in Meath.

From TheJournal.ie 'And then there was nothing' - funeral takes place of Disappeared INLA victim Seamus Ruddy Laid To Rest

'And then there was nothing' - funeral takes place of Disappeared INLA victim Seamus Ruddy

Seamus Ruddy was murdered and his body buried in a forest near Paris 32 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Remains of murdered INLA victim Séamus Ruddy will arrive back to Ireland today Murdered

Remains of murdered INLA victim Séamus Ruddy will arrive back to Ireland today

Ruddy was murdered and buried by the INLA in France in 1985.

From TheJournal.ie Remains found in France confirmed to be Seamus Ruddy The Disappeared

Remains found in France confirmed to be Seamus Ruddy

The Newry-born teacher was abducted from Paris in 1985.

From TheJournal.ie Human remains found in French search for Disappeared Seamus Ruddy The Disappeared

Human remains found in French search for Disappeared Seamus Ruddy

ICLVR crews have been searching the area since earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie The Disappeared: Search to take place in France for man murdered by the INLA 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.

From TheJournal.ie Man who killed British soldier guilty of possessing 55 pairs of stolen designer sunglasses Courts

Man who killed British soldier guilty of possessing 55 pairs of stolen designer sunglasses

Joseph Magee served two years of a life sentence for the murder of a British soldier. He has escaped jail for this charge.

From TheJournal.ie Specialist dog searches for unmarked grave of Joe Lynskey Northern Ireland

Specialist dog searches for unmarked grave of Joe Lynskey

“We have to remember that it took four searches over nearly 15 years before we found Brendan Megraw. We are just at the beginning of the process for Joe Lynskey.”

From TheJournal.ie 6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland Margaret Thatcher This post contains videos

6 key moments that defined Margaret Thatcher's relationship with Ireland

Assassination attempts, the Hunger Strikes, and historic agreements were just some of the events involving Britain and Ireland that took place during the Iron Lady’s 11 years as Prime Minister.

From TheJournal.ie Report on Billy Wright murder due today Wright

Report on Billy Wright murder due today

LVF leader shot dead inside Maze Prison in 1997.

THE FINDINGS OF A public inquiry into the death of loyalist Billy Wright will be released on 14 September. Wright, 37, was shot dead in the Maze prison in 1997 by INLA republicans who had smuggled weapons in.

The former leader of the Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF) was serving an eight-year sentence for threatening to kill a woman when he was attacked.

RTÉ news coverage of his death:


Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Paterson said the report would be published in full after a thorough check showed it would not endanger the lives of anyone who gave evidence to the inquiry behind it.

He said the document would not have been ready to put to parliament before the summer recess, and would not be published until September.

Separately, the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC), a paramilitary watchdog, is to issue a report into the murder of Bobby Moffat, on the Shankhill Road in May. The UVF were blamed for killing him, but it may have been the result of a private dispute between Moffat and leading loyalists.

That report will be out before October.

A 36-YEAR-OLD MAN from Armagh has been sentenced to life in prison by Stafford Crown Court for the murder of a British soldier 18 years ago.

Declan Duffy, who is originally from Armagh and was once a member of the INLA, pleaded guilty to the murder of Sergeant Michael Newman in Derby, England, on 14 April 1992.

Sgt Newman, 33, was shot dead outside an army recruitment office. Duffy said he would write to Newman’s family to explain why he was killed, but the sergeant’s former fiance, Elizabeth Robinson, said she could never forgive Duffy for the murder.

“I became a completely different person after the man I loved was taken away,” she said.

In May last year, at the Special Criminal Court in Ireland, Duffy pleaded guilty to membership of the INLA before publicly disassociating himself from the organisation before the court. He is already serving a four-year term for that membership, due to end in 2011.

He was extradited to Britain on a European Arrest warrant.

Joseph Magee was jailed for 25 years in 2004 after pleading guilty to Sgt Newman’s murder.