Irish Republican Army

  • Boston Globe Nov 1, 2019

    Authorities Say Saoirse Kennedy Hill, Robert F. Kennedy's Granddaughter, Died of Drug Overdose

    Authorities have determined that Saoirse Kennedy Hill, the 22-year-old granddaughter of assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, died of an accidental drug overdose. The Chief Medical Examiner’s office concluded in its report that her cause of death was “acute methadone and ethanol toxicity in combination with other prescription medications,” Michael O’Keefe, district attorney for the Cape and Islands, said in...

  • journalist Apr 24, 2019

    UK and Irish Leaders Attend Funeral of Journalist Lyra McKee

    The killing of journalist Lyra McKee must be a turning point for Northern Ireland, a priest said Wednesday at a funeral service attended by British and Irish leaders alongside mourners in superhero T-shirts and colorful Harry Potter scarves. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and Ireland’s President, Michael D. Higgins, were among hundreds of people celebrating...

  • journalist Apr 23, 2019

    N. Ireland: Woman Arrested in Slaying of Journalist McKee

    The Northern Ireland Police Service said Tuesday they have arrested a woman under the Terrorism Act in connection with the slaying of journalist Lyra McKee. The arrest of the 57-year-old under the Terrorism Act came as an Irish Republican Army splinter group admitted that one of its “volunteers” killed journalist McKee, who was shot dead while reporting on rioting in...

  • injuries Apr 19, 2019

    Journalist Shot Dead in Northern Ireland Rioting

    The dissident republican group, the New IRA, was most likely responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry, police in Northern Ireland said Friday. The Police Service of Northern Ireland said 29-year-old journalist and author Lyra McKee died after she was shot during rioting in the Creggan area. Assistant Chief Constable Mark...

  • judge Mar 14, 2019

    British Ex-Soldier to Be Charged in Bloody Sunday Killings

    A former British soldier will be charged in the slayings of two civil rights protesters 47 years ago on Bloody Sunday, one of the deadliest days of the decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland. The ex-paratrooper, identified as “Soldier F,” will face prosecution for the killings of James Wray and William McKinney and the attempted murders of Joseph Friel, Michael Quinn,...

  • Harry Jul 9, 2018

    Prince Louis, 3rd Child of William and Kate, Is Christened

    The third child of Prince William and wife Kate was christened Monday at a royal chapel.

  • The Associated Press Jun 20, 2018

    Britain's Prince Louis to Be Christened July 9

    The youngest member of the British royal family, Prince Louis, will be christened next month, Kensington Palace announced Wednesday. The third child of William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be christened at The Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace in London on July 9. The ceremony will be performed by the Archbishop of Canterbury nearly three...

  • The Associated Press Apr 27, 2018

    Royal Baby Name: How Do You Pronounce ‘Prince Louis'?

    Kensington Palace announced Friday that Will and Kate’s third royal baby has been named Louis Arthur Charles. The celebratory tweet helpfully noted that his official title will be His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge. But the palace left out just how to pronounce the little one’s name.

  • London Mar 23, 2017

    London Has Long Experience With Attacks

    London’s worst terrorist attack happened when four suicide bombers exploded backpacks filled with explosives on London’s public transportation in 2005, killing 52 people. Three of the men blew themselves up on the London Underground and one on a double-decker bus during the morning rush hour of July 7. About 700 people were injured. The four men were linked to al...

  • Prime Minister Mar 21, 2017

    Irish Rebel-Turned-Peacemaker Martin McGuinness Dies at 66

    Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army commander who led his underground paramilitary movement toward reconciliation with Britain, died Tuesday, his Sinn Fein party announced. He was 66. Turning from rebel to peacemaker, McGuinness served as Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister for a decade in a Catholic-Protestant power-sharing government. The party said he died following a short illness. McGuinness suffered from...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Oct 6, 2015

    As Portrait of Oregon Gunman Emerges, Family ‘as Shocked as Anybody'

    A family member of the man who went on a deadly shooting rampage at a rural Oregon college told NBC4 that they were in shock and they didn’t understand why he resorted to violence. “I don’t know what to say,” the family member said in an interview Thursday night from Tarzana, in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles....

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