Sir John Major shakes hands with Martin McGuinness as he mourns Albert Reynold, architect of Northern Ireland peace process

Posted By: August 27, 2014

• Former PM  signed Downing Street Declaration with Mr Reynolds in 1993 • Paved way for peace talks between British, Irish governments and Sinn Fein • Hundreds of mourners gathered in Donnybrook, Dublin to pay last respects • Mr Reynolds died aged 81 last Thursday after being diagnosed with dementia MAIL ONLINE.  August   26 ,  2014 Sir […]

Police detective who brought down Shankill Butchers dies

Posted By: August 27, 2014

● NORTHERN IRELAND    By Jamie McDowell. SUNDAY WORLD, AUGUST 27, 2014 Chief Inspector James Nesbitt in 1983 The police hero who brought the evil reign of the Shankill Butchers to an end has died.Detective James Nesbitt died on Monday. During his time in the police, Mr Nesbitt, who was awarded an MBE, became head of CID […]


Posted By: August 25, 2014

  THE shadow-boxing between Sinn Féin and the DUP is easy to indulge because it’s the summer and it’s not unusual for our politicians to indulge in all kinds of holiday madness. It’s not that welfare reform is not important – it is – but the Punch and Judy show being enacted out through the […]

On this day in 1814 an Irishman burned down White House

Posted By: August 24, 2014

John Fay @AmericanIreland.  August 24,2014 Major General Robert Ross the head of the British Army that “burned Washington” in 1814. I have often heard about the Irishman, James Hoban, who “designed the White House,” but until recently I’d never heard of the Irishman who burnt it down 14 years after it was completed – Major General Robert Ross.Ross was the head of the British Army […]

BBC apologises for broadcasting anti-Irish joke

Posted By: August 22, 2014

By Niall O Sullivan on August 21, 2014   THE BBC has apologised for broadcasting an anti-Irish joke on its flagship Scottish news programme. One family told The Irish Post they were “gobsmacked” to hear the slur as they sat down to watch the news on Tuesday evening. “I thought it was absolutely disgusting to see that your own national broadcaster would […]

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