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Crime Legacy

British Soldier Involved in Aidan McAnespie Killing Avoids Jail

A former soldier has been given a suspended sentence for killing a man in a shooting at an Army checkpoint in Northern Ireland almost 35 years ago, David Holden is the first soldier to be convicted of a Trouble-era killing in Northern Ireland since the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. The victim of the 1988 shooting […]

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Crime Government Legacy Politics Stormont Westminster

Aontú will Name British Soldiers who Murdered on Bloody Sunday If Tory Legacy Bill is Passed!

Aontú leader and Meath West TD Peadar Tóibín has stated that his party will be left with little choice if the Tory Legacy Bill comes into law in Westminster. He stated; The North of Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill is winding its way through the House of Lords in Britain. The purpose of this […]

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Community Dáil Éireann Government Legacy Politics Seanad Éireann Stormont Westminster

McDonald Calls for Legacy Summit in Letter to Irish and British Governments

Uachtarán Shinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald has written to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calling for an urgent summit on legacy issues. The Sinn Féin leader has also called on the British government to stop the passage of its flawed legacy bill. Mary Lou McDonald said: “There are widespread concerns and […]

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Community Constituency Government Legacy Portadown Upper Bann Westminster

Dickson PS Commended for Remembrance Assembly

Local Member of Parliament Carla Lockhart has joined with pupils at Dickson Primary School, and members of Royal British Legion Lurgan and Brownlow Branch, at a special Assembly to mark Armistice Day. Speaking after the Assembly, Carla Lockhart said: “It is important that our young people are taught about the sacrifice of our forefathers, and […]

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Community Council Government Legacy Louth Louth County Council

“Peace Heroines” Programme Launched in Dundalk

On the International Day of Peace, Herstory launched Peace Heroines, a new education programme about the pivotal role of women in the Northern Ireland peace process, and now the exhibition has arrived at the County Museum, Dundalk and will be open to the public up to December 23.  The exhibition captures a diversity of voices […]

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Community Government Legacy Politics Stormont

We Must Keep Building Peace and Moving Forward Together – O’Neill

Sinn Féin First Minister Designate Michelle O’Neill has condemned a ‘reprehensible and reckless’ bomb attack on police officers in the Mount Carmel Heights area of Strabane. And she said that those who want to drag society backwards will not succeed. Michelle O’Neill said: “The bomb attack in Strabane was reckless and reprehensible, and I strongly […]

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Constituency Crime Government Legacy South Down Stormont

High Court Ruling on Kilcoo UVF Attack Welcomed

SDLP South Down MLA Colin McGrath has welcomed a High Court ruling on a UVF attack at a pub in Kilcoo in 1992. The court found that there was plausible evidence of significant state collusion in the attack at the Thierafurth Inn and was critical of the PSNI’s failure to follow up on new evidence. […]

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Community Constituency Government Legacy Politics South Down Westminster

Settlement to Family of Loughlin Maginn Clear Inidcation of Failures in Police Investigation- Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said a settlement made to the family of Loughlin Maginn is a clear indication of the failures in the police investigation of the 1989 murder. The South Down MP said: “The PSNI and the British Ministry of Defence have made an undisclosed settlement to the family of Loughlin Maginn […]

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Community Crime Government Legacy Westminster

PPS Soldier F Decision Welcomed

Social Democratic and Labour Party Leader Colum Eastwood MP has welcomed a decision by the Public Prosecution Service (PPS} to recommence the prosecution of Soldier F.   Soldier F is accused of murdering William McKinney and James Wray and the attempted murders of Joe Mahon, Joe Friel, Michael Quinn and Patrick O’Donnell on Bloody Sunday […]

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Dáil Éireann Government Legacy Louth

Ó Murchú Attends “Time for Truth” Rally

The family of Dundalk man, Seamus Ludlow, who was killed outside the town in 1976, joined dozens of other families and hundreds of supporters at a Time for Truth rally in Belfast on Sunday. The Ludlow family, who have been campaigning for over 40 years for the truth about his death to be known, were […]