‘It’s Over’: Reporting the IRA ceasefire 20 years ago

Posted By: August 28, 2014

‘By Vincent Kearney BBC News NI , Wednesday, August 27, 2014 The Belfast Telegraph headline on the day of the IRA ceasefire in 1994 1994: IRA declares ‘complete’ ceasefire Priest played ‘vital role’ for peace. The statement was written in neat, small handwriting on a tiny sheet of paper. I had been met by a […]

Shankill Butchers: Face-to-face with dozens of our most ruthless killers, he looked for clues in the darkness of their eyes

Posted By: August 28, 2014

\ James ‘Jimmy’ Nesbitt was a Detective Chief Inspector Ivan Little. Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, august 27, 2014 He was a detective of the old school, an instinctive and skillful RUC man who was hell-bent on catching the most brutal killers in Northern Ireland and putting them behind bars. And Jimmy Nesbitt, who tracked down most […]


Posted By: August 27, 2014

“The result is that now there are no liberal Unionists or at least no one with the nerve to admit it. There are only reactionary Unionists and extreme reactionary Unionist LAST Friday night loyalist thugs broke into a house in Ballygomartin in west Belfast and attacked a 22-year-old man with iron bars and a hatchet. He had the temerity to […]

‘Poverty linked to Troubles’ – Academic

Posted By: August 27, 2014

UTV. Tuesday, 26 August 2014 Any resolution on dealing with the past in Northern Ireland must include tackling those people living in poverty because of their experiences during the Troubles, a Queen’s academic has said. Troubles poverty link Analysis Research has revealed that more than a quarter of adults in Northern Ireland live without basic […]


Posted By: August 27, 2014

by Tracey Magee, Political Correspondent ULSTER TV.Tuesday, 26 August 2014 “Things always look inevitable when you get them behind you, but there’s nothing inevitable about them at the time.” The words of former Fianna Fáil politician Martin Mansergh who was Special Adviser to Taoiseach Charles Haughey and Albert Reynolds in the years leading up to the IRA ceasefire. […]

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