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Real IRA not ‘overly active’, Ahern told Blair two weeks before Omagh bomb
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Real IRA not ‘overly active’, Ahern told Blair two weeks before Omagh bomb

Dec 30th 2021, 10:36 AM 17,995 Views 30 Comments

The bombing was the single greatest loss of life of the Troubles.

Decommissioning demands during first IRA ceasefire ‘were pointless’
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Decommissioning demands during first IRA ceasefire ‘were pointless’

Dec 29th 2021, 2:25 PM 12,229 Views 14 Comments

Senior security figures told Irish officials two months before the ceasefire ended that the insistence on prior decommissioning was unnecessary.

'The trouble is that Gaddafi is mad': State papers reveal extent of Libya's support for PIRA
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'The trouble is that Gaddafi is mad': State papers reveal extent of Libya's support for PIRA

Dec 28th 2021, 6:30 AM 23,058 Views 11 Comments

Gardai estimated there were six major arms shipments from Libya to the Provisional IRA.

Gardaí involved in rescue of IRA kidnap victim honoured almost 40 years on
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Gardaí involved in rescue of IRA kidnap victim honoured almost 40 years on

Sep 24th 2021, 3:42 PM 15,556 Views 14 Comments

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris presented the Scott medal, the force’s highest honour, to 15 deceased and serving members of An Garda Síochána.

Investigation into IRA murder of Tom Oliver uncovers new DNA evidence
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Investigation into IRA murder of Tom Oliver uncovers new DNA evidence

Updated Jul 19th 2021, 2:40 PM 33,280 Views 30 Comments

The farmer was shot dead in July 1991.

Statements of former paratroopers excluded from murder trial of ex-IRA man
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Statements of former paratroopers excluded from murder trial of ex-IRA man

Apr 30th 2021, 1:39 PM 15,545 Views 0 Comments

Joe McCann, 24, was shot dead as he ran away from the police and Army in Belfast in April 1972.

Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid
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Victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA bombings publish own report on compensation bid

Apr 14th 2021, 7:05 AM 11,174 Views 22 Comments

The UK government refused to publish a Foreign Office ordered probe into efforts to secure payouts for the injured and bereaved.

Bobby Storey funeral: O'Neill will not be prosecuted as Foster calls for PSNI chief to resign
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Bobby Storey funeral: O'Neill will not be prosecuted as Foster calls for PSNI chief to resign

Updated Mar 30th 2021, 5:21 PM 46,135 Views 143 Comments
  • No charges to be brought in relation to the funeral
  • NI's DPP says Covid-19 regulations at the time of the funeral had become 'inconsistent'
  • O'Neill apologises for what she said was the hurt caused to families as a result of the incident
  • Foster has claimed the PSNI 'facilitated a breach of the law'
'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on
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'It doesn't diminish': The legacy of the 1981 hunger strikes, 40 years on

Feb 27th 2021, 12:05 AM 33,303 Views 40 Comments

This Monday will mark 40 years since Bobby Sands went on hunger strike.

UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives
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UK government pressed over victims of IRA attacks linked to Libyan explosives

Jan 11th 2021, 7:17 AM 16,139 Views 39 Comments

A report on compensation to UK victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA terrorism was delivered to government last year.

IRA did not want Sinn Fein to get involved with backchannel peace talks with the British
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IRA did not want Sinn Fein to get involved with backchannel peace talks with the British

Dec 27th 2020, 8:00 AM 25,709 Views 60 Comments

State papers reveal that IRA chiefs did not like the socialism of Sinn Fein’s “urban-based leadership”.

Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders
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Taoiseach to meet NI First Minister over claims of Irish state's collusion in IRA murders

Updated Dec 6th 2020, 6:08 PM 55,620 Views 103 Comments

Arlene Foster sought a meeting with the Taoiseach on the issue in a letter.

Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division
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Brian Stanley apologises for IRA tweets: We need to talk about the past in a way that doesn't deepen division

Dec 2nd 2020, 5:06 PM 23,726 Views 98 Comments
  • Stanley repeated his apology for his tweet about two IRA attacks on the British Army.
  • The PAC chairman told his colleagues he was sorry for the position he had put them in.
McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks
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McDonald says she won't ask SF TD to step down as chair of PAC following tweet about IRA attacks

Dec 1st 2020, 9:01 AM 23,520 Views 85 Comments

Brian Stanley has apologised for the tweet about IRA attacks on the British Army.

Bloody Sunday: How the senseless attack in Croke Park hastened the end of British rule
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Bloody Sunday: How the senseless attack in Croke Park hastened the end of British rule

Nov 21st 2020, 6:00 PM 58,376 Views 59 Comments

We take a look at the events of that day, using newspaper reports and archive material.

UK Home Secretary to meet with Birmingham pub bombings families amid calls for new inquiry
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UK Home Secretary to meet with Birmingham pub bombings families amid calls for new inquiry

Oct 19th 2020, 7:34 AM 16,201 Views 16 Comments

In April 2019, an inquest jury found a botched IRA warning call led to the deaths of 21 people unlawfully killed in the atrocity in 1974.

Man who supplied car in IRA operation to put bomb under PSNI officer's jeep sentenced to three years
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Man who supplied car in IRA operation to put bomb under PSNI officer's jeep sentenced to three years

Oct 16th 2020, 2:31 PM 16,372 Views 8 Comments

Robert O’Leary previously said “never in a million years” would he be involved with the IRA.

Three suspected dissident republicans arrested on suspicion of being part of 'unlawful organisation'
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Three suspected dissident republicans arrested on suspicion of being part of 'unlawful organisation'

Sep 30th 2020, 2:58 PM 22,606 Views 4 Comments

Up to 40 gardaí were involved in the operation.

Man who supplied vehicle to place bomb under PSNI officer's car found guilty of IRA membership
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Man who supplied vehicle to place bomb under PSNI officer's car found guilty of IRA membership

Sep 7th 2020, 4:20 PM 14,801 Views 0 Comments

Robert O’Leary described himself as a “bit of an Arthur Daley”.

Nine people arrested as part of New IRA investigation
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Nine people arrested as part of New IRA investigation

Aug 19th 2020, 8:58 AM 26,246 Views 18 Comments

Gardaí carried out searches in Dublin, Laois, Cork and Kerry as part of the operation.

Man denies IRA membership charge relating to bomb placed under PSNI officer's car
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Man denies IRA membership charge relating to bomb placed under PSNI officer's car

Jul 15th 2020, 4:55 PM 10,008 Views 0 Comments

The charge relates to the discovery of an explosive device under the officer’s car at Shandon Park Golf Club in east Belfast.

Man (50s) arrested for 'knowingly assisting the IRA' and firearm possession
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Man (50s) arrested for 'knowingly assisting the IRA' and firearm possession

Jun 26th 2020, 11:00 PM 26,600 Views 28 Comments

Two handguns, documentation and a significant amount of cash were seized by gardaí.

Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours
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Dublin statue of IRA leader Sean Russell is cleaned after being painted with rainbow colours

Jun 23rd 2020, 3:35 PM 46,154 Views 139 Comments

Dublin City Council says it has “a duty of care for all our public sculptures and statues”.

Drew Harris says he has 'no regrets' over his comments about IRA Army Council and Sinn Féin
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Drew Harris says he has 'no regrets' over his comments about IRA Army Council and Sinn Féin

Feb 26th 2020, 6:15 PM 41,175 Views 133 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has said the ‘war is over, the IRA is off the stage’.

Drew Harris says he agrees with PSNI assessment about IRA Army Council and influence on Sinn Féin
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Drew Harris says he agrees with PSNI assessment about IRA Army Council and influence on Sinn Féin

Feb 21st 2020, 4:04 PM 50,088 Views 297 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald reacted to Drew Harris’ comments by saying: “The war is over, the IRA is off the stage”.

New exhibition shines a light on struggle between IRA and British forces in Monaghan
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New exhibition shines a light on struggle between IRA and British forces in Monaghan

Feb 19th 2020, 5:39 PM 20,075 Views 25 Comments

The Monaghan War of Independence files include more than 500 pages of first-hand accounts from Monaghan IRA veterans

New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns
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New IRA planning car bomb attack on a Sinn Féin member, O'Neill warns

Feb 18th 2020, 7:16 AM 53,247 Views 64 Comments

“We have been told this planned attack could happen anywhere in the north,” deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill said.

PSNI releases images of truck bomb they believe was planted by the Continuity IRA to mark Brexit
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PSNI releases images of truck bomb they believe was planted by the Continuity IRA to mark Brexit

Feb 7th 2020, 4:36 PM 18,331 Views 61 Comments

Police in the North believe that the device was attached to the wrong vehicle.

Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?
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Explainer: What is the Special Criminal Court and what is Sinn Féin's stance on it?

Feb 6th 2020, 12:58 PM 25,552 Views 38 Comments

The court was set up after the IRA launched a bombing camapign in Britain on the eve of World War II and experts say it has become “normalised”.

'I apologise for those remarks and I unreservedly withdraw them': SF's Murphy issues apology to family of Paul Quinn
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'I apologise for those remarks and I unreservedly withdraw them': SF's Murphy issues apology to family of Paul Quinn

Updated Feb 5th 2020, 10:08 PM 90,789 Views 93 Comments

Paul Quinn (21) was beaten to death by a gang of men in a farm shed in Monaghan in 2007.

Explainer: Who were the RIC?
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Explainer: Who were the RIC?

Jan 7th 2020, 8:30 PM 38,063 Views 42 Comments

The Government’s controversial commemoration had been the subject of much criticism this week.

Thatcher told Haughey that Ireland's refusal to extradite IRA priest was 'a major setback'
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Thatcher told Haughey that Ireland's refusal to extradite IRA priest was 'a major setback'

Dec 28th 2019, 9:30 PM 41,004 Views 35 Comments

Ireland and the UK disagreed over how to handle the case of Fr Patrick Ryan, and the US considered intervening, State papers reveal.

Pat Finucane murder: Minister's comments about solicitors being 'sympathetic to IRA' were backed by No 10
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Pat Finucane murder: Minister's comments about solicitors being 'sympathetic to IRA' were backed by No 10

Dec 28th 2019, 6:30 AM 30,353 Views 34 Comments

Douglas Hogg was criticised for remarks he made in the House of Commons three weeks before Finucane was killed in 1989.

Hyde Park bomb fitted with pieces of shrapnel by IRA 'to increase lethality' of device, court told
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Hyde Park bomb fitted with pieces of shrapnel by IRA 'to increase lethality' of device, court told

Dec 12th 2019, 7:51 AM 12,334 Views 0 Comments

Four members of the Royal Household Cavalry were killed in the 1982 blast.

Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father
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Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father

Nov 19th 2019, 1:52 PM 42,803 Views 53 Comments

The DUP leader also called on the republican party to condemn a murder attempt on DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds.

Son of Jean McConville calls for public inquiry after being 'let down' by state
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Son of Jean McConville calls for public inquiry after being 'let down' by state

Nov 17th 2019, 1:26 PM 11,631 Views 31 Comments

Michael McConville said that social workers told him that he and his siblings had been ‘abandoned’.

Republican Ivor Bell found not guilty of soliciting murder of Jean McConville
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Republican Ivor Bell found not guilty of soliciting murder of Jean McConville

Oct 17th 2019, 12:22 PM 11,795 Views 22 Comments

The mother-of-ten was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back of the head in December 1972.

Alleged IRA bomber John Downey extradited to UK over murder of two soldiers
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Alleged IRA bomber John Downey extradited to UK over murder of two soldiers

Oct 11th 2019, 10:10 PM 20,463 Views 0 Comments

John Downey’s trial for the IRA’s Hyde Park bombing collapsed in controversy five years ago.

Trial of two men charged in connection with murder of Peter Butterly opens at Special Criminal Court
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Trial of two men charged in connection with murder of Peter Butterly opens at Special Criminal Court

Oct 8th 2019, 5:32 PM 10,282 Views 0 Comments

The prosecution described it as a “meticulously planned” killing.

Collins' most reliable and useful agents: New files shine light on women of the War of Independence
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Collins' most reliable and useful agents: New files shine light on women of the War of Independence

Oct 2nd 2019, 6:45 AM 12,090 Views 3 Comments

One Dublin woman who ran a grocery shop was considered a key asset to Michael Collins, according to the files.

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