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Irish Republican Army

Even Terrorists Get Older. Then What Happens?

GlobalPost | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.15.2015 | World

A coffin or a prison cell. Those were the two fates that fighters believed awaited them in Northern Ireland’s long and brutal sectarian conflic...

Prince Charles Pays Emotional Tribute To Great-Uncle Slain By IRA

Posted 05.20.2015 | World

DUBLIN (AP) — Prince Charles has paid an emotional tribute to Lord Louis Mountbatten, slain 36 years ago by the Irish Republican Army, as the Britis...

Cardinal Compares ISIS To Irish Republican Army

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 03.04.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said Islamic State militants terrorizing the Middle East are a distortion of “genuine” Islam muc...

Wartime Hotels

Mary Duncan | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Mary Duncan

Behind the beautiful brochures and websites that describe the amenities of glamorous hotels, there are often stories that involve scandals, death, illicit love, foreign intrigue and espionage. Wars and political strife escalate the range of possibilities.

Watch: Ulster in Media Spotlight Again -- Now Peace Not Conflict

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.16.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

For PBS' weekend network show Religion and Ethics Newsweekly I've been reporting on the town's special place in the violent "Troubles" of the past few decades, and in the story of Ulster's peacemaking process that has now largely displaced that violence.

Terror Plot Foiled In Northern Ireland

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.04.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Northern Ireland police stopped an Irish Republican Army splinter group from firing mortar shells at a police station in an attack that...

Woman In IRA Tape Scandal Found Dead

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

DUBLIN -- An Irish Republican Army veteran who accused Sinn Fein party chief Gerry Adams of involvement in IRA killings and bombings has been found de...

Ulster Image of Emnities Buried -- While Other Hatreds Live On

David Tereshchuk | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Many British papers and news broadcasts have dwelt insistently on the personal poignancy of this moment for the Queen -- considering the IRA's assassination in 1979 of her relative, Lord Louis Mountbatten, whom she used to call "Uncle Dickie".

Queen Elizabeth Meets Ex-IRA Chief In Historic Encounter

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — Queen Elizabeth II and a former Irish Republican Army commander offered each other the hand of peace Wednesday in a ...

Queen To Meet Ex-IRA Chief Wednesday

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — Queen Elizabeth II prayed together Tuesday with Catholic and Protestant leaders from across Northern Ireland as ...

Love Thy Enemy

David Miles | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
David Miles

While Jo has forgiven Patrick Magee, she readily conceded that forgiveness is not a prerequisite for empathy. What is more important, she says, is being interested in listening to the other perspective and trying to understand it, even if you are not willing to agree with it.

Who Speaks For Ireland? Rebel Voices Have Their Say

John Lee | Posted 05.16.2012 | New York
John Lee

At The Cell Theater, there'll be none of the season's shamrock and leprechaun sentimentality, so brace yourself for a riveting duet of dramas on rebellious Ireland.

IRA Splinter Group Blamed For Murder

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 02.10.2012 | World

DUBLIN -- Politicians blamed an Irish Republican Army splinter group Friday for killing a man on the run from a death threat, the first such killing a...

Two Bombs Hit Northern Ireland

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 03.20.2012 | World

DUBLIN — Two bombs planted by Irish Republican Army dissidents detonated Thursday night in the Northern Ireland city of Londonderry, but no inju...

Astoria Characters: The Cheers Leader

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.13.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Veronica Devine opened Veronica's Bar a dozen years ago. The place's history is as blurry as a drunk's double vision.

IRA Dissidents Bomb Office

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

DUBLIN -- Northern Ireland police say IRA dissidents behind the latest bombing in the British territory are certain to kill a civilian eventually beca...

IRA Dissidents Arrested, Suspsected Of Car Bomb

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

DUBLIN — Northern Ireland police say they have arrested three suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents over a suspected car bomb in Londonderr...

Arrest in Belfast: Will Violence Ever Cease?

Michael Evans | Posted 07.03.2011 | World
Michael Evans

Police in Northern Ireland have made three arrests in connection to the death of a Northern Ireland police officer last month. To most of the America...

Northern Ireland Policeman Killed By Booby-Trap Bomb

AP | By SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

DUBLIN -- A 25-year-old Catholic policeman who had just joined Northern Ireland's police force was killed Saturday when a booby-trap bomb exploded as ...

Peter King on His Way to His Terrorism Hearings

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Jason Linkins

Press Examines Peter King's Relationship With The I.R.A. [UPDATE] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), as the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, is poised to begin a series of hearings geared toward stoking an Isla...

The Real IRA Lesson for U.S. in Middle East Peace

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

Perhaps the notion of Hamas at peace talks sounds so far fetched as to be beyond the pale. It shouldn't be. An outreach from the United States worked in Ireland and it could work in the Middle East.

The Kids Are All Right (A Mayor at the Movies Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

The film seeks to establish an understanding of the need to provide equity for both homosexual and heterosexual couples. As Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing."

PHOTOS: Violence Hits Belfast For Third Night, Police Dodge Gunfire

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) -- Scroll down for photos. DUBLIN -- Northern Ireland police came under live fire during a third straight night of Belfast unrest in scenes that...

British Prime Minister: England Is 'Deeply Sorry' For Bloody Sunday


LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland — Relatives of 13 Catholic demonstrators shot to death by British troops on Northern Ireland's Bloody Sunday cried...