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Last November a headstone was finally placed on Julia Morrissey’s grave in Athenry

Sarah Mellows was seriously struggling when she sent a letter to her priest, seeking a loan of “a few pounds for a month or so”. “Few are my friends (...)

Freddie Scappaticci: fled Northern Ireland for Britain in 2003, where he is today said to be still living. Photograph: Pacemaker

Claims that a senior British army agent in Northern Ireland was linked to 40 murders while he was head of the IRA’s punishment unit are to be invest(...)

The British government has “washed its hands” of an obligation to oversee an inquiry into the  shooting of an IRA man more than 40 years ago, the Northern Ireland High Court has heard. File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The British government has “washed its hands” of an obligation to oversee an inquiry into the British Army shooting of an IRA man more than 40 years a(...)

Mary Heenan and son Eugene Heenan  outside  the ministry of defence in London with the writ naming senior former British army officer Frank Kitson and the ministry.  Eugene “Patrick” Heenan was murdered in  1973. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA

Mary Heenan walked up to the steps of the ministry of defence in London, just yards from the Cenotaph, clutching a walking-stick and a few sheets of (...)