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Ireland Warns UK Over Amnesty Plan for Soldiers

Kayhan 07 May 2021
Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill, whose Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party heads up the devolved power-sharing government with their former pro-Britain foes, said a ban on prosecutions would be "a cynical move that will put British forces beyond the law.”.
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Ireland slams British plan to give amnesty to veterans accused of Troubles crimes

Press TV 07 May 2021
Should the move proceed as reported, it would be a violation of the 2014 Stormont House Agreement involving the Northern parties and the Irish and British governments, under which all sides settled for setting up a £150 million independent unit to investigate the entire deaths during the Troubles from the late 1960s to the late 1990s.
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‘Amnesty’ scheme is a ‘devastating blow’ – Sinn Féin leader

Irish Independent 07 May 2021
She added the party is in talks with the Irish Government “ who are co-guarantors of our agreements about this unilateral betrayal of the victims of the conflict, and have urged them to stand up to a British government, which is acting in bad faith.
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Troubles relatives: ‘The last time I felt as angry was on the day my sister was killed’

Belfast Telegraph 07 May 2021
“I will fight on for Majella ... "The Irish Government is very clear. It has an agreement in place with the British Government and with the parties of Northern Ireland and with many victims' organisations ... Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald urged the Irish Government to "stand up" for the Stormont House deal ... .
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Troubles prosecutions amnesty: ‘The last time I felt as angry was on the day my sister was killed’

Belfast Telegraph 07 May 2021
“I will fight on for Majella ... "The Irish Government is very clear. It has an agreement in place with the British Government and with the parties of Northern Ireland and with many victims' organisations ... Sinn Fein president Mary Lou McDonald urged the Irish Government to "stand up" for the Stormont House deal ... .
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New process of truth and reconciliation is a way for NI to move on

Belfast Telegraph 07 May 2021
I hope that rather than just preventing the prosecution of the security forces for crimes committed in the Troubles, the Government will now consult victims, political parties and civil society in Northern Ireland as well as the Irish government on the right way to establish a new process of truth and reconciliation.
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The Irish Times view on historical crimes in Northern Ireland: a distressing and irresponsible move

The Irish Times 07 May 2021
The legacy of Northern Ireland’s violent past remains part of the unfinished business of the Belfast Agreement despite two agreements between the British and Irish governments and the North’s main political parties on how to examine killings during the Troubles.
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Rights of victims must be prioritised

Belfast Telegraph 07 May 2021
The Prime Minister may think nothing of tearing up international treaties - look at his attitude to the EU Brexit deal - but he has caused deep consternation and not a little anger to the Irish government which like the Northern Ireland parties first learned of the proposed legislation through yesterday morning's press.
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Government anger over UK plans to grant amnesty for crimes committed during the Troubles

The Irish Times 07 May 2021
She said that London remained “committed to working with the Irish Government, the Northern Ireland parties, and civil society, including victims groups, to find a way forward on this important issue”.
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Warren Gatland gives Finn Russell vote of confidence

The Times/The Sunday Times 07 May 2021
... Warren Gatland, the British & Irish Lions head coach, that the playmaker is worthy of a place in the party to tour South Africa this summer.
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HSE estimates use of disputed waiver forms exposed hospitals to €170m loss, court told

Irish Independent 07 May 2021
The HSE’s chief financial officer has estimated the potential exposure to loss by public hospitals since the beginning of the use of a disputed waiver form for privately insured patients is in the region of €170m ... Irish Life Health is a notice party ... As a result, hospitals started suffering shortfalls in payments ... Daily Digest Newsletter ... .
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British ‘breach of trust’ would ensure North’s scars never heal

Irish Independent 07 May 2021
Scars are said to be there to remind us that the past is real ... The fact neither the Irish Government, nor any of the parties in the North, were informed of the proposal gives credence to claims that the focus of Mr Johnson’s administration has narrowed to serve its own interests ... Read More. Kathy Donaghy ... Daily Digest Newsletter ... .
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The forgotten: 3,200 Troubles murders could go unpunished under government plans

Belfast Telegraph 07 May 2021
Read More. Jonathan Powell.. Read More. Allison Morris. Troubles relatives ... The Conservative Party is considering altering the Act to reduce the prison time for any historic conviction from two years to zero ... An expert on legacy, Prof McAvoy said this will likely be rejected by all political parties and the Irish Government ... .
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Thomas Francis Stapleton

Daily Advance 07 May 2021
Thomas Francis Stapleton, 81, departed this earth for heaven after a long and courageous battle with cancer early on Tuesday morning, May 4, 2021. Julia, his wife of 57 years was at his side at their home in the Albemarle Plantation, Hertford, N.C ... Patrick’s Day party, where he was renowned as the master Irish Coffee maker ... 25, 1964 ... .
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Plans to give amnesty to soldiers accused of Troubles crimes are criticised

The Irish Times 06 May 2021
If the move proceeds as reported, it would be a violation of the 2014 Stormont House Agreement involving the Northern parties and the Irish and British governments ... agreed by the UK and Irish Governments and main Northern Ireland parties in the 2014 Stormont House Agreement.
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