Posted By: December 21, 2013

Patrick Murphy. Irish News (Belfast). Saturday, December 21, 2013 THERE is something inconsistent and maybe even a bit dishonest about our politicians’ condemnation of current republican violence. As they grapple with the conceptual rigors of designing a new flag (how about a single piece of cloth with a different flag on each side?) their comments […]

Law of Unintended Consequences.

Posted By: December 18, 2013

The Belfast columnist casts a weary eye over the Wee North. LEARNING TO LIVE WITH UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES Patrick Murphy. Irish News ( Belfast). Saturday,November 23, 2013 SHOULD paramilitary murals carry a health warning? You might think of including a phrase such as “Sectarianism kills”, “What about social and economic issues?” or even “Catch yourselves on”. Any of these […]


Posted By: December 17, 2013

Fionnuala O’ Connor. Irish News.( Belfast). Tuesday, December 17, 2013 IT TOOK no time at all for talk about the chances of the ANC surviving unchanged to replace the mourning of Mandela. Those boos for President Jacob Zuma in front of the outside world hardened up the idea that proper tribute to the departed father of the nation […]

‘Father’ of civil rights movement dies

Posted By: December 17, 2013

 Irish News.( Belfast).December 17, 013 John Manley Political Reporter THE man described as the “father and inspiration” for the north’s civil rights movement has died in Dublin. Co Down-born Dr Conn McCluskey died yesterday morning, aged 99. A general practitioner by profession, Dr McCluskey and his late wife Patricia were key figures in the 1960s campaign […]

Scottish media accused of ignoring anti-Irish racism

Posted By: December 17, 2013

  Niall O Sullivan. Irish Post ( London). December 16, 2013 THE SCOTTISH media has been accused of ignoring the “poison” of anti-Irish racism by a woman who suffered months of vicious abuse. Glasgow-based journalist Angela Haggerty said she was appalled by the failure of Scottish media outlets to report that a bigoted podcast host who branded her “Taig of the […]

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