Troubles

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A former British soldier has been convicted of manslaughter over the killing of Aidan McAnespie in County Tyrone in 1988. The unarmed 23-year-old was shot in the back as he walked through a military checkpoint near Aughnacloy on his way to a Gaelic football match.

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Scotland's justice secretary, Keith Brown, is to be quizzed this week on why he wants the Scottish Parliament to refuse consent to a bill about the Troubles in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill would create an Independent Commission for Reconciliation a

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The Irish government should commit to bringing the UK government to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) if it presses on with controversial legislation to address the legacy of the Troubles, Amnesty International has said. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) propose

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Controversial UK government plans to end criminal prosecutions for killings linked to the Troubles are "unlikely" to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights, a Westminster committee has said. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) proposes to create a new independ

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The Attorney General should order a fresh inquest into the murder of Mary McGlinchey in 1987, lawyers acting for her sole immediate living relative have said. Mulholland Law has made representations directly to the Attorney General after "scant documentation received from the coroner for Co Louth an

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The trial of a former British soldier in connection with Bloody Sunday in 1972 was delayed after an administrative error saw lawyers directed to the wrong court. “Soldier F” was charged in March 2019 with the murder of James Wray and William McKinney, and the attempted murders of Joseph

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The sole prosecution of a former British soldier in connection with Bloody Sunday in 1972 will resume next week, prosecutors have said. "Soldier F" was charged in March 2019 with the murder of James Wray and William McKinney, and the attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn, Joe Mahon, Patri

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has criticised the UK government over "attacks on lawyers" representing victims and survivors of the Troubles. In a short statement, the Law Society said it had formally lodged concerns about the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation Bill) and its "

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A group of young men, known as the "Derry Four", were coerced into confessing to the murder of a soldier in 1979, an investigation by the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has concluded. The watchdog investigated on the foot of complaints from the men, three of whom were aged 17 at the time and

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