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Irish Republican Army

Roy Hodgson in plea for calm as England take on Ireland at Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson. Photo: AFP

The match at Wembley Stadium will celebrate the 150th anniversary of England's Football Association and will be the first time the neighbours have met since the 1995 match in Dublin, which was abandoned when English fans rioted.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 5:46am

Irishman John Downey charged in 1982 Hyde Park cavalry bombing

IRA bomb suspect John Downey leaves court. Photo: EPA

A 61-year-old Irishman was charged in Britain yesterday, with the Irish Republican Army bombing of the queen's ceremonial cavalry in Hyde Park in 1982, a strike at a top London tourist attraction that killed four soldiers and seven horses.

23 May 2013 - 4:52am

Corrections & clarifications

The ''loyalist killers' are not part of the Irish Republican Army as it appears in the letter 'Non-brown bombers' (Sunday Morning Post, August 14), but are a Northern Ireland Protestant group. The error occurred during the editing process.

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Dialogue: the only way to defeat terrorism

When on July 28 the IRA announced an end to its 35-year armed campaign, the relief for me was personal. During my upbringing in England, the Troubles were like a miniature Vietnam that sapped any leanings I may have had towards youthful idealism.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Asia's insurgents should follow IRA's example

Asia's insurgent groups should follow the lead of the Irish Republican Army and lay down their weapons in favour of genuine dialogue. Like the Republican guerillas, all their struggles have achieved is bloodshed and misery.

30 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The self-destruction of the IRA

The implosion of the Irish Republican Army has been so sudden and complete that it seems to defy explanation. For 30 years, the banned paramilitary group commanded the loyalty of a large part of Northern Ireland's Catholic population, and had significant support in the Republic of Ireland, as well.

15 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Peaceful moment

While global attention has been fixed on the war in Afghanistan and the continuing turmoil between Israelis and Palestinians, significant progress has been made towards resolving the long-running conflict in Northern Ireland.

24 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Clinging on to peace

THE Irish Republican Army offered too little too late. And this weekend the troubled province of Northern Ireland is once again sailing through uncharted waters.

13 Feb 2000 - 12:00am

Pause for peace

Peace plans are not making much headway in these troubled times. Even the Northern Ireland Good Friday agreement has ground to a halt on the seemingly intractable problem of the surrender of weapons by the Irish Republican Army.

20 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

The risks of calling terrorists' blind bluff

The call came through to the newsdesk, an Irish accent giving a codeword involving the name of a figure from Republican history stating that a bomb had been planted.

3 May 1997 - 12:00am

Bombers may have used fake passes

Faced with recent arrests and seizures of explosives on the British mainland, security forces in Northern Ireland believed it was only a matter of time before terrorists mounted a large-scale attack in the province.

9 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Seize the opportunity

THE British Government's hesitant response to the Irish Republican Army's (IRA) cease-fire is understandable. Prime Minister John Major could hardly be expected to want to embrace the organisation that tried to kill his predecessor, and succeeded in killing some of his colleagues.

26 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Weak and desperate

UNITED States President Bill Clinton has made another foreign policy mistake. But this time he has done it coldly and deliberately. He has no better excuse - to judge by the comments of his White House staff - than the desire to humiliate the British for helping George Bush in the 1992 election campaign and to buy favours from powerful senators of Irish descent.

4 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

The keys to real peace

PEOPLE of goodwill on both sides of the Northern Irish religious divide should welcome the contact between British Government and the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

1 Dec 1993 - 12:00am

Precautions for IRA get business backing

APRIL'S bomb blast in London was massive and deadly and its shockwaves were felt around the world.

Irish Republican Army (IRA) terrorists set off the huge device in the heart of the British capital's bustling financial district, leaving one man dead, 34 people injured and a damage bill approaching GBP600 million (HK$7 billion).

6 Oct 1993 - 12:00am