Pat Finucane

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Christopher Quinn’s widow had sought compensation of £10,000 but eventually reduced this when it was made clear the ministry would contest the claim

A Belfast widow, whose husband was shot by the British army in 1971, received less than a tenth of the compensation she would have received if she had(...)

A wrecked car near the explosion in Talbot Street, Dublin, in May 1974, a bombing in which Robin “the Jackal” Jackson is believed to have been involved. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton|Archive

The Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire is investigating complaints from 24 families over how the RUC inquired into more than 70 loya(...)

The aftermath of the bombing on South Leinster Street, Dublin, in 1974. A British minister and senior British officials met the UVF leadership immediately before and after the Dublin/Monaghan bombings. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Prof Henry Patterson’s article in The Irish Times last month (“Could Dublin have done more to defeat the IRA?”, September 14th, 2013) gave an interest(...)

In 1976, following a case taken by the Dublin government, the European Commission found the interrogation of the 14 men amounted to ’inhumane treatment and torture’ Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images)

The European Court of Human Rights and other official bodies investigating alleged torture of prisoners by the British army and RUC in the early part (...)

Richard Moore, who was blinded by a rubber bullet, with the Dalai lama

The British army and ministry of defence were aware of lethal deficiencies in the use of rubber bullets but nonetheless went ahead and employed them i(...)

Michael Finucane told a subcommittee of the House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs that security force collusion in his father’s murder was the “last great historical issue” for the British government in the Northern Ireland conflict. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The son of slain Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has urged US congressmen to pressure the British gover(...)

Martin McGuinness tweeted: “Resist celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher. She was not a peacemaker but it is a mistake to allow her death to poison our minds.” Photograph: Reuters/David Moir

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has urged republicans to “resist” the temptation to celebrate the death of the former (...)

Late British prime minister  Margaret Thatcher photographed in September 2008. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has described Margaret Thatcher as one of the “most conviction-driven British prime ministers who drew on a scholar(...)

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