Troubles

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has postponed a conference focussing on the UK government's new legacy law following calls and planned protests by victims' groups. In a statement this morning, the Law Society said its annual conference, which was to focus on the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy

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The UK government has been urged to repeal the immunity provisions of its controversial new legacy law by the body responsible for enforcing decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. The Council of Europe committee of ministers this week called for changes to the Northern Ireland Troubles (Le

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The UK government's deeply controversial legacy bill has received royal assent and become law. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act will establish a new Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery (ICRIR) and offer immunity to certain people who co-ope

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The Irish government should establish an inquiry into the abuse suffered by the six men who were wrongly accused in connection with the Sallins train robbery in the 1970s, four human rights organisations have said. The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), the Committee on the Administration of

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More than a dozen judicial review challenges to the UK government's controversial legacy bill have been lodged in the Northern Ireland courts. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, which aims to end criminal prosecutions and civil cases linked to the Troubles, is awaiting r

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Former PSNI officer Peter Sheridan has been appointed as commissioner for investigations designate of the proposed new Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery (ICRIR). He will be formally appointed after the controversial Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliatio

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The UK government's controversial legacy bill, described by victims' rights organisations as "doomed to fail", is set to become law after clearing the final legislative hurdle yesterday. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill, which aims to end criminal prosecutions and civil

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The Irish government has been urged by human rights campaigners and Northern Ireland politicians to bring the UK government to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) over its controversial legacy bill. A last-ditch attempt to amend the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill,

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The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has found there were "significant failings" in the PSNI investigation into the murder of Gerard Lawlor in 2002, but no evidence police could have prevented his murder nor of collusive behaviours. Mr Lawlor, 19, was the last of a number of Catholic men attack

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The publication of the Kenova report into the Provisional IRA informer codenamed “Stakeknife” has moved a step closer after passing through security checking. The interim report focuses on the findings of Operation Kenova, the investigation into the alleged activities of the person

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The Irish government is awaiting "further clarity" on a proposed UK inquiry into the Omagh bombing before deciding how to respond, Tánaiste Micheál Martin has said. Yesterday marked the 25th anniversary of the bombing, which was orchestrated by the Real IRA and led to the deaths o

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Fresh inquests have been ordered into the deaths of five men who were killed in four attacks in Mid-Ulster between 1988 and 1991. The families of Phelim McNally, Thomas Casey, Sean Anderson, Dwayne O'Donnell and Thomas Armstrong believe that the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) was involved in their ki

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The son of prominent INLA leader Dominic McGlinchey has been granted leave for two judicial reviews in relation to Garda investigations into the killing of his parents in the 1980s. As a child, Dominic Og McGlinchey witnessed both the murder of his mother Mary in Dundalk in 1987 and his father Domin

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