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4 hrs ago | Independent.ie
A Sinn Fein politician sanctioned for not supporting Ireland abortion laws has twice been tapped up by rivals in Fianna Fail .
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8 hrs ago | Anorak
Photo: The four Provisional IRA terrorists known as the Balcombe Street Terror Gang, from left: Hugh Doherty, Martin O'Connel, Edward Butler and Harry Duggan, in a line up in London.
10 hrs ago | BreakingNews.ie
Many bereaved victims of the North's conflict decided not to apply for financial help after those that did were left stressed and frustrated, the region's largest victims group has claimed.
Andy McSmith is a senior reporter at The Independent. He has vast experience in political journalism and has also appeared on documentaries for BBC Radio 4. Margaret Thatcher planned to give a press conference on the steps of 10 Downing Street on the day Nelson Mandela left prison, on 11 February 1990.
The PSNI responds to the dissident threat after the latest gun attacks in Belfast by putting more police on the ground, and the Justice minister calls on the community to help the police with information on terrorists.
The US diplomat is determined to bring the talks to a head by the end of the year, and ideally before Christmas.
The event becomes known as "The Boston Tea Party." 1916 - Gregory Rasputin, a monk who wielded powerful influence over the Russian Czar, is murdered by a group of noblemen in St. Petersburg.
Tributes are paid to the late Nelson Mandela, and a Kalashnikov-type gun is fired at police in north Belfast.
SINN Fein is now viewed as an "untouchable" potential coalition party in the wake of its controversial response to the murder of RUC officers by the Provisional IRA and accusations of cover-ups of IRA abuse.
1944 - The plane carrying American bandleader Glenn Miller, a U.S. Army Major, disappears over the English Channel, probably the victim of bombs jettisoned from British bombers returning from an unsuccessful raid.
Nelson Mandela has been hailed as the epitome of the suffering martyr who sacrificed mightily for his cause.
Convicted terrorist Seamus Martin Kearney, jailed for life for the IRA murder of part-time RUC man John Proctor 32 years ago, has been told he should serve a minimum of 20 years for the killing.
The historian Lord Acton wrote that "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely".
Gerry Adams has been a public figure for the best part of the past 40 years. For at least 30 of those years he has been an elected representative with a poll-topping record the envy of many other political leaders.
I want to extend to the family of President Mandela, to President Zuma and to the people of South Africa, my sincere and heartfelt condolences at the death of Madiba on my own behalf and that of Sinn Fein.