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#Troubles

From TheJournal.ie British army veteran's trial over Troubles-era shooting postponed amid concerns over Covid-19 Dennis Hutchings

British army veteran's trial over Troubles-era shooting postponed amid concerns over Covid-19

Dennis Hutchings is due at Belfast Crown Court on Monday for the opening day of his trial.

From The42 Emergency meeting at Saracens as threat of relegation looms large Troubles

Emergency meeting at Saracens as threat of relegation looms large

Patience appears to have run out among their rival clubs in England.

From TheJournal.ie NI lobby group was accused of misleading investors about Republic to 'damage our national interest' The Troubles

NI lobby group was accused of misleading investors about Republic to 'damage our national interest'

The spat was the subject of talks between a UK minister and an Irish ambassador in 1989.

From TheJournal.ie Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles Opinion

Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles

Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.

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 Disappeared: Anonymous donor offers $60,000 for information on locations of last three victims The Disappeared

The Disappeared: Anonymous donor offers $60,000 for information on locations of last three victims

The three men are among 16 people killed by Republicans between 1972 and 1985.

From TheJournal.ie Lyra McKee: A determined journalist who told the stories of marginalised people and her country’s troubled past RIP

Lyra McKee: A determined journalist who told the stories of marginalised people and her country’s troubled past

Lyra’s work covered topics to do with the legacy of the Troubles, the fight for LGBT equality, and her own life.

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 Tánaiste to meet with Bradley tonight to seek clarification on police-killings comments Northern Ireland

Tánaiste to meet with Bradley tonight to seek clarification on police-killings comments

Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley said that killings by military and police forces during the Troubles “were not crimes”.

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 Almost two-thirds of people 'fearful of a return to sectarian violence in Ireland after Brexit' Troubles

Almost two-thirds of people 'fearful of a return to sectarian violence in Ireland after Brexit'

There have been a number of security alerts in Derry in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie 1 in 3 victims of Troubles violence have attempted to take their own lives Docklands Victims Association

1 in 3 victims of Troubles violence have attempted to take their own lives

A support group is calling for better support, funding and care for victims.

From TheJournal.ie Injured in The Troubles: 'I don't know whether they're just waiting for us to die off' Pension Campaign

Injured in The Troubles: 'I don't know whether they're just waiting for us to die off'

Some of those left severely injured in the Troubles are now in their 70s and 80s. They says it’s imperative a special pension be introduced.

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 Explainer: What's happening with the inquest into the Kingsmill massacre? Sectarian Massacre

Explainer: What's happening with the inquest into the Kingsmill massacre?

Barry McElduff’s widely criticised Twitter video put the 1976 IRA massacre back in the headlines.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested for IRA murder of bus driver in front of school children in 1982 James Gibson

Man arrested for IRA murder of bus driver in front of school children in 1982

James Gibson was shot dead by IRA gunmen on 2 December 1982.

From TheJournal.ie "We grew up in the North saying 'what is going on here, this is insane, it's pathetic'" Skintown

"We grew up in the North saying 'what is going on here, this is insane, it's pathetic'"

Actor Ciaran McMenamin’s debut novel is inspired by his youth growing up in Enniskillen during the Troubles

From TheJournal.ie British soldier turned priest appeals to IRA to return murdered officer's body Robert Nairac

British soldier turned priest appeals to IRA to return murdered officer's body

Father Burke told Prime Time that he left the British Army and became a priest as a result of Robert Nairac’s murder.

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 Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland Waterboarding

Taoiseach Jack Lynch confronted Prime Minister on torture claims in Northern Ireland

In documents seen by Channel 4, the Ministry of Defence admitted that they found some claims of torture credible.

From TheJournal.ie Bertie 'understands' why Adams won't name IRA commander in Stack murder Brian Stack

Bertie 'understands' why Adams won't name IRA commander in Stack murder

Adams has repeatedly refused to name the man.

From TheJournal.ie Adams says Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are using Brian Stack's murder to 'get at him' Troubles

Adams says Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are using Brian Stack's murder to 'get at him'

He added that he would not cooperate with future requests for Troubles information.

From TheJournal.ie 'Object of interest' found in exhumation of Troubles victim Daniel Rooney

'Object of interest' found in exhumation of Troubles victim

Daniel Rooney was shot dead by British Army soldiers in September 1972.

From The42 'I could have gone the other way' - Frampton on growing up in the shadows of the Troubles Looking Back

'I could have gone the other way' - Frampton on growing up in the shadows of the Troubles

The Belfast boxer recalls the decisions he faced as a youngster.

From TheJournal.ie Shankill Road bombing: new claims put police performance in the spotlight Explainer

Shankill Road bombing: new claims put police performance in the spotlight

New claims have come to light which allege that police officers may have known about the bombing in advance.

From The42 Sergio Aguero rescues Man City as away-day troubles continue Difference Maker

Sergio Aguero rescues Man City as away-day troubles continue

Manuel Pellegrini’s side are now second in the table, ahead of Arsenal on goal difference.

From TheJournal.ie Bill Clinton had private concerns over Gerry Adams' IRA links Peace Process

Bill Clinton had private concerns over Gerry Adams' IRA links

“I don’t know what the real deal is between him and the IRA.”

From TheJournal.ie Belgian court tells Facebook to stop tracking non-members or else Tracking

Belgian court tells Facebook to stop tracking non-members or else

If it fails to comply, it will risk fines of up to €250,000 a day.

From TheJournal.ie Kevin McGuigan murder: Ex-IRA prisoner shot by masked men at point blank range Latest

Kevin McGuigan murder: Ex-IRA prisoner shot by masked men at point blank range

The 53-year-old was spoken to as part of the investigation into the killing of Jock Davison.

From TheJournal.ie Police allowed informers to murder hundreds "with impunity" Contentious Claims

Police allowed informers to murder hundreds "with impunity"

“Hundreds and hundreds” of people died as a result of collusion during The Troubles – according to former Ombudsman O’Loan.

From TheJournal.ie Water cannons could be "more lethal than plastic bullets". That's what the UK told Ireland... 1984 State Papers

Water cannons could be "more lethal than plastic bullets". That's what the UK told Ireland...

17 people were killed by either rubber or plastic bullets during The Troubles.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Behind the headlines and political bickering is a profound grief that is hard to define The Troubles

Opinion: Behind the headlines and political bickering is a profound grief that is hard to define

My father was just 39 when he was killed by an IRA bomb. The fate that befell him has been like a virus in my family’s bloodstream; we can never forget.

From TheJournal.ie Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files Troubles

Higgins calls on UK government to allow access to Dublin-Monaghan bombing files

The President added that “a strategy of amnesia is simply not an option”.

From TheJournal.ie Boston College says it will hand back Troubles tapes... to interviewees Troubles

Boston College says it will hand back Troubles tapes... to interviewees

After the PSNI gained access to the tapes, leading to arrests, the college says it will return the material to former paramilitaries if they want.

The 11 greatest worry questions asked by mums on Mumsnet

AKA the greatest things ever written on the internet.

This wonderful account is tweeting a teenage diary from 1981 Northern Ireland

A must-follow for anyone with a heart.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI close to Ronan Kerr charges as man sentenced over guns and explosive find Guns And Explosives This post contains images

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ian Paisley says he was angered by Bloody Sunday 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.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in connection with the 1994 murder of two Catholic workmen 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.

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