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Protestant Violence, continued… Violence justified if you’re defending yourself – Protestant coalition chair

Posted By: August 15, 2013

  The chairman of the Protestant Coalition has stood over his comments about Friday night’s Belfast violence being “justified” — but insisted that he was only referring to those “defending” themselves with violence. News Letter.Thursday, August 15, 2013   As reported in yesterday’s News Letter, Sam McCrory wrote on the internet disagreeing with someone who had said Friday’s violence […]

Martin criticises lack of leadership in peace process but praises Cowen for inviting Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland

Posted By: August 15, 2013

Irish Examiner. Thursday, August 15, 2013 By Mary Regan, Political Correspondent Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has offered a rare word of praise for his predecessor, Brian Cowen — for inviting Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to Ireland. He said there is currently a lack of leadership in maintaining the progress of the peace process — something […]

HOODED MEN TO SEEK LEGAL ACTION AFTER BALLYKELLY TORTURE

Posted By: August 15, 2013

 Niall Deeney . Londonderry Sentinel.Wednesday, August 14,  2013 Those interned and subjected to ‘deep interrogation techniques’ at a secret interrogation centre in Ballykelly are seeking legal action against the British government. One of the ‘hooded men’, who were subjected to treatment in the 1970s they describe as ‘torture’, told the Sentinel that negotiations are ongoing between solicitors representing the former […]

EQUALITY, NOT DOMINATION

Posted By: August 15, 2013

Note: Jim Gibney’s column reflects an Irish Republican perspective on the parading controversy. CULTURAL EQUALITY NEEDED, NOT UNIONIST DOMINATION Jim Gibney. Irish News ( Belfast). Thursday, August 15, 2013 BELFAST’S Clonard Monastery holds a thousand people. Tuesday night a week ago it was packed to the doors. The crowd were there for The Priests and the Ulster […]

Protestant Parading, continued

Posted By: August 15, 2013

POLICING OF LOYALISM HAS BROKEN DOWN Newt Emerson. Irish News( Belfast). Thursday, August 15, 2013 HERE is a bizarre phenomenon. Policing in Northern Ireland has never been more popular with nationalists, yet it has never pandered so openly to loyalists. After last Friday’s rioting in Belfast, senior officers from the chief constable down were quick […]

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