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 […]

RUC ‘old guard’ trying to close ranks

Posted By: December 16, 2013

Derry Journal. Monday, December16, 2013 A Derry human rights group say the body representing retired RUC officers should be ashamed for adding to the pain of the families of those killed in the 1988 ‘good samaritan’ bombing in Derry. Paul O’Connor, of the Pat Finucane Centre, said the Northern Ireland Retired Police Officers’ Association’s (NIRPOA) threats to withdraw support for […]

Flag report says loyalism feels abandoned by unionist parties

Posted By: December 16, 2013

Barry Mc Caffrey. The Detail.Sunday ,  December 15,  2013 The first academic research into the flag protests has been published. A new study into the motivation of those involved in the Union Flag protest should be honestly addressed by politicians and not turned into a political football, the organisation who commissioned the report has warned. The report: […]

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