Les Allamby has been announced as the new chief commissioner of the Human Rights Commission.

Posted By: September 01, 2014

Les Allamby is new NI Human Rights Commissioner BBC, NI.1 September 2014  Les Allamby is the new Northern Ireland Human Rights commissioner.He is the fourth person to hold the post, following in the footsteps of Michael O’Flaherty, Monica McWilliams and Brice Dickson. Mr Allamby is a solicitor, a former director of the Law Centre in Northern Ireland and […]

The IRA ceasefire 20 years on

Posted By: August 31, 2014

Gerry Moriarty. Irish Times. Friday, August 29, 2014, 18:02 The early 1990s in Northern Ireland was a curious period. The Troubles ploughed on, with daily headlines of death and destruction. In the first eight months of 1994, 65 people died in the conflict, three of them RUC officers. Among the killings were six Catholics gunned […]

IRA ceasefire 20 years on: The priest who brokered the peace

Posted By: August 31, 2014

By Peter Crutchley.  BBC. Saturday, August 30,  2014  It is an iconic image, encapsulating the horror of the Troubles. Father Alec Reid kneels in a Belfast car park as he administers the last rites over the bloodied, near naked body of a British soldier.Two British Army corporals had just been tortured and shot in broad daylight after […]

Gerry Adams says Irish America was critical to IRA 1994 ceasefire

Posted By: August 31, 2014

Gerry Adams @irishcentral August 30, 2014.File Pics Albert Reynolds Has Died. L TO R.SINN FEIN PRESIDENT GERRY ADAMS WITH TAOISEACH AND FIANA FAIL LEADER ALBERT REYNOLDS ON THE STEPS OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS IN DUBLIN AFTER THEIR HISTORIC MEETING. 6/4/1994. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall IrelandIrish America was utterly critical to the success of the IRA ceasefire and the peace process Sinn […]

‘Talking to the IRA our only hope of ending the bloodshed’

Posted By: August 31, 2014

 CHRIS KILPATRICK AND DAVID YOUNG.  Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, August 30,  2014A priest who played a key role in highly secretive talks which led to the IRA ceasefire said it was vital to reach out to the group to put an end to its killing.Tomorrow [ Sunday, August 31, 2014]marks the 20th anniversary of the announcement that continues […]

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