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#The Troubles

From TheJournal.ie Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland Free Derry

Battle of the Bogside: It's 50 years since the community riot that changed Ireland

In August 1969, the people of the city’s Bogside area erected barricades to prevent the RUC entering.

From TheJournal.ie Man to be charged with murder of ex-Sinn Féin official and IRA/MI5 double-agent Denis Donaldson Glenties

Man to be charged with murder of ex-Sinn Féin official and IRA/MI5 double-agent Denis Donaldson

Donaldson was killed months after admitting that he had worked as an M15 agent for over 20 years.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-IRA man granted UK Supreme Court hearing over Boston College tapes The Troubles

Ex-IRA man granted UK Supreme Court hearing over Boston College tapes

The tapes which contain interviews with former paramilitaries were not meant to be heard in public until after their deaths.

From The42 How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final The Troubles This post contains videos

How an Irish publican's unease and mahogany doors spared a massacre during the 1994 World Cup final

‘I heard what I thought was a cork popping. I looked behind me and there was a bullet-hole in the mirror.’

From TheJournal.ie Police investigate hate crime at Warrenpoint memorial dedicated to 18 British soldiers The Troubles

Police investigate hate crime at Warrenpoint memorial dedicated to 18 British soldiers

Ulster Unionist Councillor of Newry David Taylor said that it was “another disgusting attack” on the memorial.

From TheJournal.ie 'The system is not fair': MPs criticise Theresa May over Northern Ireland amnesty The Troubles

'The system is not fair': MPs criticise Theresa May over Northern Ireland amnesty

A “presumption against prosecution” for alleged offences committed by British soldiers has been proposed by the UK government.

From TheJournal.ie Tom Clonan: Deal or no deal, the border will be our problem this time. And we aren't ready for it Opinion

Tom Clonan: Deal or no deal, the border will be our problem this time. And we aren't ready for it

The Irish Defence Forces is already on its knees and will be unable to patrol any border on this island, writes Tom Clonan.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's part of history': Auctioneer defends decision to sell deactivated rocket launcher Whyte's Auctioneer

'It's part of history': Auctioneer defends decision to sell deactivated rocket launcher

It is expected to fetch between €4,000 to €6,000

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Karen Bradley resign as Northern Ireland Secretary? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Karen Bradley resign as Northern Ireland Secretary?

She has been sharply criticised for comments she made about killings during the Troubles.

From TheJournal.ie Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley Call To Resign This post contains videos

Families of Ballymurphy massacre victims refuse to meet Karen Bradley

The group have refused to allow the UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary to apologise to them in person over comments she made about the Troubles.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is Karen Bradley correct that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were 'not crimes'? Factcheck

FactCheck: Is Karen Bradley correct that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were 'not crimes'?

Bradley has come under severe criticism for her comments in the House of Commons yesterday, but is she correct?

From TheJournal.ie Ex-British soldiers could reportedly face Bloody Sunday murder charges 'within weeks' Derry

Ex-British soldiers could reportedly face Bloody Sunday murder charges 'within weeks'

Fourteen people were killed after British paratroopers opened fire.

From TheJournal.ie Former Real IRA commander: Even cameras on masts would be seen as 'spy posts' in border regions Hard Brexit

Former Real IRA commander: Even cameras on masts would be seen as 'spy posts' in border regions

John Connolly, the group’s leader in prison in the 2000s, says things would change dramatically in the event of a hard border.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI 'deeply sorry' for not giving documents relating to 1990s killings to ombudsman Loyalist Attacks

PSNI 'deeply sorry' for not giving documents relating to 1990s killings to ombudsman

Human error and an archaic IT system are being cited as the reasons for the omission.

From TheJournal.ie The surreal reality of life in 'the most militarised area of western Europe' South Armagh

The surreal reality of life in 'the most militarised area of western Europe'

TheJournal.ie visited Dromintee GAA club to hear locals’ concerns of a hard Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster criticised over assertion that 'we never had a hard border' The Troubles

Arlene Foster criticised over assertion that 'we never had a hard border'

Foster insisted it was “a bit of a nonsense, frankly, to talk about a hard border”.

From TheJournal.ie For decades, Irish taoisigh have been getting letters suggesting alternatives to the national anthem The Soldier's Song
From TheJournal.ie Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do' State Papers

Garrett FitzGerald told Margaret Thatcher: 'John Hume will generally do what he is asked to do'

The frank assessment came in meeting between the pair in The Hague in 1986.

From TheJournal.ie Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four State Papers

Charlie Haughey was urged to pressure 'British arrogance' over Birmingham Six and Guildford Four

The convictions of the nine men and one women were ultimately quashed.

From TheJournal.ie 'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history Backstop

'I can't allow Ireland to be blamed here': Coveney says some UK politicians need reminder of Irish history

The Tánaiste said today it would be foolish to focus on any other solution to the border issue than the backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Ivor Bell deemed 'unfit' to stand trial in relation to Jean McConville disappearance The Disappeared

Ivor Bell deemed 'unfit' to stand trial in relation to Jean McConville disappearance

Jean McConville was killed by a single gunshot wound to the back of the head in December 1972.

From TheJournal.ie 'When the border was finally ripped down - hope rose and healing began. We must not go back' Opinion

'When the border was finally ripped down - hope rose and healing began. We must not go back'

‘Growing up on the Irish border during the 1970s & 1980s was akin to some Bermuda Triangle existence, where people mysteriously disappeared and to this day, were never seen again,’ writes Grace Vaughan from Monaghan.

From TheJournal.ie Inquest opens into the deaths of 10 people shot by British soldiers in August 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre

Inquest opens into the deaths of 10 people shot by British soldiers in August 1971

A fresh inquest into the deaths was ordered in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Alleged IRA bomber told gardaí he believed 'DUP and not the DPP' decided to charge him over 1972 bombing Ulster Defence Regiment

Alleged IRA bomber told gardaí he believed 'DUP and not the DPP' decided to charge him over 1972 bombing

The 66-year-old appeared before the High Court in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Is this the best use of £150m?': Ex-NI Secretaries of State say Troubles investigations should stop Historical Investigations

'Is this the best use of £150m?': Ex-NI Secretaries of State say Troubles investigations should stop

The group says there needs to be a more ‘even-handed’ approach to investigations.

From TheJournal.ie The Disappeared: Search teams 'convinced' remains of Columba McVeigh are in Monaghan bog Bragan Bog

The Disappeared: Search teams 'convinced' remains of Columba McVeigh are in Monaghan bog

A fifth search for the Tyrone teenager killed in 1975 begins today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Those scars will never go away': Special ceremony to mark 20th anniversary of Omagh bombing The Troubles

'Those scars will never go away': Special ceremony to mark 20th anniversary of Omagh bombing

The 1998 bombing was the single worst atrocity of the Troubles.

From TheJournal.ie Families hold interfaith service to mark 20-year anniversary of Omagh bombing Omagh

Families hold interfaith service to mark 20-year anniversary of Omagh bombing

The Real IRA car bomb killed 29 people and two unborn children.

From TheJournal.ie 'Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?' - Condemnation of bonfire taunting Troubles victim Northern Ireland

'Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?' - Condemnation of bonfire taunting Troubles victim

Frazer said he was disgusted for his wider family.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says report that Aidan McAnespie's body part was 'disposed of' must be 'extremely difficult' for the family The Troubles

Tánaiste says report that Aidan McAnespie's body part was 'disposed of' must be 'extremely difficult' for the family

The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.

From The42 'People were killed over their connection with the GAA and that was the most tragic thing of all' The Troubles

'People were killed over their connection with the GAA and that was the most tragic thing of all'

Mickey Harte reflects on his memories of trying to enjoy Gaelic Football during the Troubles in the latest episode of Laochra Gael.

From TheJournal.ie Family of man shot dead by British Army won't be given report on the killing as it's still too sensitive Aidan McAnespie

Family of man shot dead by British Army won't be given report on the killing as it's still too sensitive

The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.

From TheJournal.ie Loyalist 'supergrass' jailed for six-and-a-half years for five murders Gary Haggarty

Loyalist 'supergrass' jailed for six-and-a-half years for five murders

Former Ulster Volunteer Force chief Gary Haggarty was a paid police informer.

From TheJournal.ie Family of prison officer shot dead by IRA says gardaí didn't act on 'significant information' Brian Stack

Family of prison officer shot dead by IRA says gardaí didn't act on 'significant information'

Brian Stack’s family want the Taoiseach to “demand answers” from gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie 1.7 million viewers tuned into Channel 4's new sitcom set during the Troubles last night Derry Girls

1.7 million viewers tuned into Channel 4's new sitcom set during the Troubles last night

Derry Girls centres around a teenage girl named Erin, her group of friends, and her family.

A new sitcom set during the Troubles began last night, and Irish people LOVED it

They had us at “He was due to start at Christian Brothers but there were concerns for his safety as unfortunately he’s English.”

From TheJournal.ie 'Politicians can't agree about 10 people - so another 490 injured through no fault of their own get nothing' Forgotten Legacy

'Politicians can't agree about 10 people - so another 490 injured through no fault of their own get nothing'

The political impasse in Northern Ireland leaves those injured in the Troubles in legislative limbo, writes Dennis Godfrey.

From TheJournal.ie Families of victims of deadliest Belfast bombing of The Troubles say PSNI has 'questions to answer' McGurk's Bar

Families of victims of deadliest Belfast bombing of The Troubles say PSNI has 'questions to answer'

Fifteen people were killed when a bomb exploded in McGurk’s Bar in north Belfast in December 1971.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody had time to sit and ask: Why are these killings taking place? Why are they cutting people up?' The Troubles

'Nobody had time to sit and ask: Why are these killings taking place? Why are they cutting people up?'

Journalist and author Martin Dillon – who wrote a number of definitive books on the Troubles – talks to us about his autobiography.

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