Billy Mckee

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Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, who has been accused of lying by claiming he was never a member of the IRA. Photograph: PA

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams’ assertion that he was never a member of the IRA is a “lie”, a former IRA leader has claimed in a new BBC TV serie(...)

Brendan Duddy: For two decades, the Derry businessman acted as an unknown intermediary between the IRA leadership and the British government.

In the small room in the house in Derry, there is space only for a sofa and a few chairs, a television, and the fireplace. It is old – there are tiles(...)

Billy McKee: his prominence in the IRA ended in 1977 when he was removed as Belfast officer commanding and reduced to the ranks

Billy McKee, who has died in his native Belfast in his 98th year, was an uncompromising physical force republican of the old school. He was one of th(...)

The funeral of veteran Irish republican Billy McKee is given a guard of honour by D Company members, former IRA members and prisoners as it stops at the republican Garden of Remembrance on in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A veteran republican who opposed the peace process died “unrepentant”, hundreds of mourners in west Belfast were told. Billy McKee, who died on Tuesd(...)

Billy McKee. Photograph: Facebook

One of the founding members of the Provisional IRA has died. Billy McKee, who led the organisation in Belfast at one stage, has died aged in his late(...)

Forensic officers inspect the remains of the vehicle  used as a car bomb outside Derry courthouse on January 20th, 2019. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Historian Marisa McGlinchey found herself being assailed for comment and explanation from a number of journalistic quarters following the “New IRA” ca(...)

Gerry Adams speaks to the media after being released  in 2014 following questioning in Co Antrim in relation to the murder of Jean McConville. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Declaring to the BBC’s Andrew Marr that his struggle for a united Ireland was not a failure, Gerry Adams made an implausible claim: the target had not(...)

 Brendan Duddy, in whose Derry home  the IRA and British government contacts met during Troubles. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Secret back channels between enemy lines are places of mystery, intrigue and danger, but these are crucial spaces where foes come together and feel th(...)

Gerry Adams and Brendan Hughes in the Maze prison: In Adams’ eyes, the use of hunger strike as a form of republican struggle had been somewhat discredited; he had read about it failing, experienced it failing, and thus saw such action as a relatively ineffective form of political protest

“The eejit in the next bed is doing his staunch Republican bit – ‘McSwiney [sic] taught us how to die’ he is saying to the locker at the moment”. So w(...)

Harvesting hope: Áine Lawlor

Difficult subjects make the best documentaries – if the stories are well told – though that doesn’t make them any easier to watch. And maybe it takes (...)

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