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Pat Finucane's IRA and other republican clients made him deeply unpopular in police and military circles
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Pat Finucane, one of Belfast's most prominent solicitors, was regarded by the security authorities as a thorn in their flesh due to his activities in representing IRA and other republican clients.
Hillary Clinton uses Northern Ireland visit to call for end to violence as bomb is discovered in Londonderry
Friday 07 December 2012
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton urged an end to the new outbreak of violence in Northern Ireland today.
Monday 12 November 2012
Responsibility for the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland has been admitted by an alliance of dissident republican splinter groups which came together in June.
Friday 02 November 2012
In January Colin Duffy, now under arrest for questioning about the killing this week of the prison officer David Black, was acquitted of the murders of two soldiers outside Massereene Barracks in Antrim who were about to leave for duty in Afghanistan.
Government downgrades IRA security threat but warns international terrorism risk to Britain remains high
Wednesday 24 October 2012
The threat to Britain from international terrorism remains high but the menace of Irish dissident republicans has reduced, Home Secretary Theresa May announced today.
Secret agent Raymond Gilmour who infiltrated IRA to become supergrass accuses MI5 of abandoning him to a life of mental anguish
Tuesday 09 October 2012
A one-time police agent who passed on information about the IRA has surfaced in England with claims that MI5 have left him destitute and failed to protect him against republicans.
Monday 08 October 2012
The Long View: Turkey is funnelling weapons and armed men across the border into Syria
Thursday 04 October 2012
A bomb left in North Belfast tonight was intended to kill, police have claimed.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
Son and daughter of cavalryman who rode the horse Sefton in attack are found dead
Martin McGuinness: UK government must face independent inquiry if Northern Ireland is ever to achieve true peace
Monday 01 October 2012
Sinn Fein politician backed a call for a UN-led international body to investigate post-conflict situations around the world
Sunday 29 July 2012
Friday 27 July 2012
A collection of dangerous dissident republican factions in Northern Ireland yesterday announced they were coming together under a single leadership to combine their sporadic campaigns of violence.
Howard Jacobson: 'Shake,' my father would say after a fight. I felt the injustice, but life's a dirty business
Friday 29 June 2012
How many handshakes do we look back on with bitter regret, wishing we had stood our ground?
Wednesday 27 June 2012
The Queen arrived in Northern Ireland yesterday for a two-day visit which will centre on what is regarded as a historic handshake with Martin McGuinness, the one-time IRA commander who is now a leading politician.
Friday 22 June 2012
Martin McGuinness will hold a landmark meeting with the Queen when she visits Belfast next week, his Sinn Fein party confirmed today following months of speculation about an formal encounter between royalty and republicans.
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