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Thatcher supporters set up camp ahead of funeral
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Thatcher supporters set up camp ahead of funeral

Apr 16th 2013, 9:33 PM 11,002 Views 84 Comments

Danny Jones and his son Jordan came from Liverpool and are willing to stay outside for the night ahead of tomorrow’s ceremonies.

Big Ben to be silent during Margaret Thatcher's funeral
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Big Ben to be silent during Margaret Thatcher's funeral

Apr 15th 2013, 4:48 PM 6,619 Views 31 Comments

The bell of the clock tower was last silenced for former Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill in 1965.

Commitments' West End launch delayed due to Thatcher funeral
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Commitments' West End launch delayed due to Thatcher funeral

Apr 15th 2013, 12:22 PM 6,328 Views 14 Comments

The Roddy Doyle play was due to be launched next week.

LISTEN: The BBC explains why 'Ding Dong' Thatcher song made number 2
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LISTEN: The BBC explains why 'Ding Dong' Thatcher song made number 2

Apr 15th 2013, 10:44 AM 16,450 Views 53 Comments

‘Ding! Dong! The Witch is Dead’ made number two in the UK singles charts; here’s how the BBC treated the news…

Top readers' comments of the week
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Top readers' comments of the week

Apr 13th 2013, 11:00 AM 8,403 Views 20 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

Updated: BBC to play ‘short clip’ of Oz song after ‘ding-dong’ with Thatcher fans
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Updated: BBC to play ‘short clip’ of Oz song after ‘ding-dong’ with Thatcher fans

Apr 12th 2013, 3:45 PM 20,192 Views 85 Comments

The broadcaster is under pressure to ban the song which has surged up the charts in the wake of Margaret Thatcher’s death on Monday.

The Evening Fix...now with added rainbows and tall ships
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The Evening Fix...now with added rainbows and tall ships

Apr 11th 2013, 7:50 PM 10,952 Views 7 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Here's who is attending Thatcher's funeral on behalf of the Irish government...
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Here's who is attending Thatcher's funeral on behalf of the Irish government...

Apr 11th 2013, 3:34 PM 27,315 Views 112 Comments

With the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste unavailable, it will be Education Minister Ruairí Quinn who attends the late British Prime Minister’s funeral next week.

Gerry Adams criticises parties celebrating Thatcher's death
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Gerry Adams criticises parties celebrating Thatcher's death

Apr 11th 2013, 2:48 PM 17,625 Views 156 Comments

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

Video: When Margaret Thatcher didn't want to jump for TV
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Video: When Margaret Thatcher didn't want to jump for TV

Apr 11th 2013, 12:53 PM 11,707 Views 47 Comments

The lady’s not for jumping…

Silence for Hillsborough, not Thatcher, insists Liverpool boss Rodgers
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Silence for Hillsborough, not Thatcher, insists Liverpool boss Rodgers

Apr 11th 2013, 8:13 AM 9,764 Views 34 Comments

“For me that is our only remembrance at the game on Saturday.”

Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate
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Videos: Thatcher praised and criticised in Commons debate

Apr 10th 2013, 7:57 PM 6,565 Views 112 Comments

MPs paid tribute to the late Prime Minister in a special Commons and Lords debate today.

Top 40 placing expected for Wizard of Oz song
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Top 40 placing expected for Wizard of Oz song

Apr 9th 2013, 10:48 PM 18,303 Views 69 Comments

All three versions of the song, Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead qualify for the charts under industry rules.

Column: Few politicians have courted controversy and adoration like Thatcher
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Column: Few politicians have courted controversy and adoration like Thatcher

Apr 9th 2013, 7:30 PM 56 Views 106 Comments

In Ireland, we tend to think of Margaret Thatcher as either the prime minister who let the hunger strikers die or the pragmatist who signed the Anglo-Irish Agreement. David McCann wonders if this is too narrow a view.

Thatcher to be given ceremonial funeral with military honours
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Thatcher to be given ceremonial funeral with military honours

Apr 9th 2013, 12:50 PM 12,290 Views 136 Comments

The honours afforded to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will be equivalent to those given to the Queen Mother and Princess Diana.

Ireland cricketer apologises for 'offensive' tweets on Thatcher death
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Ireland cricketer apologises for 'offensive' tweets on Thatcher death

Apr 9th 2013, 12:37 PM 21,785 Views 88 Comments

Cricket Ireland said they would consider “appropriate disciplinary action” against John Mooney.

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

Apr 9th 2013, 6:45 AM 108,700 Views 0 Comments

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.

The Evening Fix...now with added reactions from One Directioners
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The Evening Fix...now with added reactions from One Directioners

Apr 8th 2013, 7:50 PM 13,530 Views 8 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

“First lady of girl power”: Thatcher’s death – the Twitter reaction
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“First lady of girl power”: Thatcher’s death – the Twitter reaction

Apr 8th 2013, 7:15 PM 16,105 Views 75 Comments

Britain’s first female prime minister died today at the age of 87. The reaction on Twitter was somewhat mixed…

6 elements required for an accurate portrayal of Margaret Thatcher
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6 elements required for an accurate portrayal of Margaret Thatcher

Apr 8th 2013, 6:00 PM 11,196 Views 39 Comments

She was nothing if not consistent.

Ireland's statements muted as global tributes pour in for Thatcher
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Ireland's statements muted as global tributes pour in for Thatcher

Apr 8th 2013, 5:12 PM 25,441 Views 127 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was saddened to hear of the death of the “formidable political leader”.

President Higgins: Thatcher's legacy will be debated for many years
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President Higgins: Thatcher's legacy will be debated for many years

Apr 8th 2013, 4:18 PM 8,391 Views 57 Comments

The President said he was “sorry to learn of the death of Lady Thatcher” and extended his condolences to her family.

VIDEOS: 10 pivotal moments from Margaret Thatcher's time in power
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VIDEOS: 10 pivotal moments from Margaret Thatcher's time in power

Apr 8th 2013, 4:11 PM 9,980 Views 10 Comments

Miners’ strikes, IRA bombings, the Falklands invasion and the threat of Brussels…

Sigh. No, Cher is not dead
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Sigh. No, Cher is not dead

Apr 8th 2013, 2:28 PM 1,404 Views 1 Comment

“Thatcher”. Not “that Cher”.

Gerry Adams has harsh words for Margaret Thatcher
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Gerry Adams has harsh words for Margaret Thatcher

Apr 8th 2013, 2:10 PM 59,575 Views 217 Comments

The late former British PM “did great hurt to the Irish and British people”, says the Sinn Féin president in a strongly-worded statement

In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland
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In pics: Margaret Thatcher and Ireland

Apr 8th 2013, 1:16 PM 19,548 Views 143 Comments

Britain’s first female prime minister died following a stroke this morning.

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87
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Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher dies at 87

Apr 8th 2013, 12:51 PM 36,025 Views 90 Comments

The former Conservative leader and three-time prime minister suffered a stroke and died peacefully, a spokesman says.

Thatcher papers show how Reagan kept Queen Elizabeth II waiting
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Thatcher papers show how Reagan kept Queen Elizabeth II waiting

Dec 29th 2012, 8:30 PM 18,486 Views 13 Comments

British documents reveal the countries desire to make sure that President Reagan’s visit in 1982 materialised.

Falklands War: Irish response to Belgrano sinking drew British anger
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Falklands War: Irish response to Belgrano sinking drew British anger

Dec 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 24,272 Views 62 Comments

One of the most controversial incidents of the Falklands War saw a change in the Irish government’s approach to the conflict and a considerable backlash from the British media and public.

After Falklands invasion, Thatcher sought Haughey’s ‘urgent help’
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After Falklands invasion, Thatcher sought Haughey’s ‘urgent help’

Dec 28th 2012, 6:31 AM 8,710 Views 21 Comments

Suggestions that Ireland would not support British efforts to ostracise Argentina after its invasion of the Falklands in April 1982 were met with warnings from diplomats in London.

Margaret Thatcher doing 'fine' in hospital
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Margaret Thatcher doing 'fine' in hospital

Dec 23rd 2012, 11:36 AM 6,706 Views 64 Comments

The 87-year-old former leader has suffered a number of health problems in recent years.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher undergoes bladder surgery
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Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher undergoes bladder surgery

Dec 21st 2012, 9:17 PM 12,981 Views 105 Comments

The 87-year-old former leader has suffered a number of health problems in recent years.

Politician dragged into British sex abuse scandal
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Politician dragged into British sex abuse scandal

Nov 3rd 2012, 10:03 AM 17,441 Views 37 Comments

BBC’s Newsnight last night aired a report in which two men said they had been abused by a Conservative politician – but the programme did not name him.

Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD
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Varadkar labelled a ‘Thatcherite Minister’ by Labour TD

Jun 30th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,924 Views 40 Comments

Patrick Nulty, who lost the Labour whip last December, has said he always opposed the party going into government with Fine Gael and criticised Leo Varadkar’s comments about public sector pay increments.

Apology after family denies Thatcher and Gaddafi were guests of Haughey
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Apology after family denies Thatcher and Gaddafi were guests of Haughey

May 11th 2012, 5:35 PM 6,408 Views 24 Comments

Promotional material for the sale of the former home of ex-Taoiseach Charles Haughey incorrectly stated that Margaret Thatcher and Colonel Gaddafi were once guests at the mansion.

In pictures: Haughey's former mansion at Abbeville on sale for €7.5m
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In pictures: Haughey's former mansion at Abbeville on sale for €7.5m

May 10th 2012, 9:36 AM 19,833 Views 48 Comments

It once played host to Luciano Pavarotti…

Column: 'People are dying without ever having had justice' - Hillsborough 23 years on
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Column: 'People are dying without ever having had justice' - Hillsborough 23 years on

Apr 15th 2012, 8:15 AM 54 Views 41 Comments

Today marks 23 years since 96 Liverpool supporters died at Hillsborough. Sheila Coleman writes on the ongoing battle for justice for the families and survivors of that fateful day.

Check out Ronald Reagan's G7 summit doodles
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Check out Ronald Reagan's G7 summit doodles

Mar 17th 2012, 1:47 PM 3,467 Views 17 Comments

Former British PM Margaret Thatchter had kept the sketches among her personal papers.

Documents reveal Thatcher was wrongly told 'drunk fans' caused Hillsborough
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Documents reveal Thatcher was wrongly told 'drunk fans' caused Hillsborough

Mar 15th 2012, 5:20 PM 5,683 Views 20 Comments

Documents disclosed by the BBC detail the views of senior police officers at the time that Liverpool fans had caused the 1989 stadium disaster when an inquiry later found the failure of police crowd control had been the main cause.