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Court hearing for Bloody Sunday ex-soldier murder trial

Londonderry - A former British soldier charged with murdering two civilians in the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings faces an initial court hearing on Wednesday.

Funeral for young journalist shot dead in N.Ireland

Belfast - A journalist killed by a dissident republican paramilitary in Northern Ireland is to be laid to rest on Wednesday at a ceremony celebrating her life to be attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Parcel bomb in Ireland matches 'IRA' devices sent to UK

Dublin - A parcel bomb discovered in Ireland appears to be identical to a series of devices mailed to addresses in Britain earlier this month claimed by a group calling itself the "IRA", police said Friday.

New security scare in N. Ireland after car bomb blast

Dublin - Police in Northern Ireland on Monday issued a security alert in Derry after receiving a report about a hijacked van, and arrested a fifth man over a car bombing in the city being linked to a dissident republican paramilitary group.

Ex-IRA member jailed for 1990s German attack

Berlin - A former member of an IRA splinter group was convicted on Wednesday of attempted murder for his role in an attack on a British base in Germany 21 years ago.

Two decades on, IRA suspect admits role in Germany attack

Berlin - A former member of an IRA splinter group on Wednesday admitted to a German court his role in carrying out an attack at a British base in Germany 21 years ago.

Charges dropped against only suspect in 1998 Omagh IRA bombing

London - A British court on Tuesday dropped all charges against Seamus Daly, the only suspect in the 1998 Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland that killed 29 people.

Two bodies found in Ireland in search for 1972 IRA victim

Dublin - Investigators searching remote farmland in Ireland on Thursday for a former Cistercian monk murdered and secretly buried by the IRA 43 years ago have found two bodies.

Review: Jack O’Connell continues trend of skillful silence in ‘71’ Special

The intensity of ‘71’ is attributed to both the dangerous disorder in which the protagonist is abandoned and the thoughtful performance by Jack O’Connell.

Two ex-IRA members arrested in Spain for smuggling

Madrid - Two former members of the Irish Republican Army were arrested in Spain during a sweep on an alleged tobacco and alcohol smuggling racket, police said Monday.

Irish Republican Army hotel bombing causes political spat

Londonderry - A masked man entered the Everglades Hotel in Northern Ireland, planted a bomb, and notified the receptionist that it would explode in forty minutes. The man claimed responsibility in the name of the Irish Republican Army before fleeing on foot.

Northern Irish police want access to all Boston Tapes on Troubles

Belfast - The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is seeking to obtain all historical archive material compiled by Boston College concerning The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Amnesty letters may topple Northern Ireland’s unity government

Belfast County Borough - Amnesty letters sent out as part of peacemaking efforts after the 1998 Good Friday agreement are causing an issue more than 15 years later, and threatening to topple the unity government in Northern Ireland.

Irish Republican Army icon arrested

Belfast - Colin Duffy, alleged IRA Commander of Lurgan, was arrested along with two others this week. The three were charged were membership in a proscribed organization and conspiracy to murder days after an IRA bomb exploded in Belfast in an unrelated incident.

Op-Ed: British government misleads media about IRA-Taliban link

After months of laughing off the threat of an Irish Republican Army resurgence the British government has finally agreed that there might be a problem. The British response was swift: mislead the media and link the IRA to the Taliban.

Op-Ed: Underestimated IRA causes security woes in N. Ireland

Belfast - This week, Belfast police and counter-terror units deployed roadblocks in an attempt to deter car bombs after the Irish Republican Army’s attack on a shopping center last Sunday, in which no one was injured.

Lithuanians overturn conviction of Real IRA suspect

In 2011, Michael Campbell was sentenced to 12 years by a Lithuanian court for allegedly attempting to purchase weapons for the Real Irish Republican Army. His conviction was overturned by a Lithuanian appeals court.

Two separate bombing attempts, one at elementary school

Yesterday’s bomb, found close to a Belfast primary school, comes just two days after pipe bombs were found near the grave of former RIRA leader Alan Ryan. The grave site was the destination of parade marking one year since his assassination.

Op-Ed: The patriot games continue — The Irish Republican Army is back

As the world’s eyes are focused firmly on Syria, an interesting series of events is emerging in Ireland; a marked resurgence of the Irish Republican Army.

Kia urged to rename car due to IRA connotations

The Korean car making Kia is being urged by Irish Fine Gael party chairman Charlie Flanagan to rename its upcoming 'Provo' model due to that word being a nickname for the Provisional IRA terrorist organization.

IRA — Mafia fraud scheme uncovered

Detectives in the United Kingdom are investigating a £390 million fraud cause revolving around a tourist village scheme on the Southern Italian coast of Calabria home of the feared Camorra Mafia.

Op-Ed: What is the future for the IRA?

The symbolic handshake between the British monarch and the former IRA commander represents an apt time to re-evaluate the IRA and establish how it has changed and what it now truly represents.

Op-Ed: The Real IRA's descent from principles into anarchy

The Real IRA has just announced that it intends to target banks and bankers both in Ireland and England. This spells the end of what began life as a liberating army, but has ended up as a gang of anarchists.

U.K. Offered to Pay Libya to Halt Support for IRA

Foreign Office documents now released in to the National Archives have revealed that in the 1970s the Labour Government of Harold Wilson offered £14 million to Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi for him to end his support for the IRA.

IRA terrorists target princes William and Harry

The security cover for Britain’s Princes William and Harry has increased. Britain suspects Irish Republican Army terrorists are plotting to assassinate the royals.

Op-Ed: Hope and Fear in Northern Ireland

Three murders in Northern Ireland have brought both depression and hope. The killings of security personnel come against a background of escalating violence and threats by dissident republicans.

Two British Soldiers Killed by Suspected IRA Dissidents

In Antrim, two men armed with assault rifles opened fire on the British soldiers at the entrance to the Massereene army barracks.

American support for terrorists and its own Human Rights issues

While the USA portrays itself in headline news as an anti terrorist regime, the UK can long remember the USA support for the IRA.

Murder of Former IRA Supergrass Is ‘Most Brutal’

Upon examination of the body of former Irish Republican Army supergrass, Eamon Collins, the coroner dubbed it as ‘grotesque.’ He stated that this is the most brutal murder he has ever seen.

30 dead 29 injured after suicide attack in Cafe in Diyala

30 people are killed while 29 other injured in a suicide attack at a care in Diyala
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