NY’s $177 billion man in Belfast visit

Posted By: November 22, 2014

Simon Cunningham. Irish News (Belfast). Friday, November 21, 2014 THE 177-billion-dollar man visited Belfast yesterday to see how some of his funds have been invested – and revealed plans to pump yet more millions into the Northern Ireland economy. Comptroller of the State of New York Tom DiNapoli is in charge of a pension fund […]

When Winston Churchill said the wrong thing . .

Posted By: November 20, 2014

Gordon Lucy. News Letter (Belfast) February 22, 2012 This month one hundred years ago Winston Churchill addressed an audience of nationalists in Celtic Park, Belfast, and told them of his support for Home Rule. Local historian GORDON LUCY reflects on the infamous visit ELECTED as a Conservative MP in 1900, Winston Churchill crossed the floor […]

Corrie actor Charlie Lawson: I probably did hate Catholics

Posted By: November 19, 2014

Corrie actor Charlie Lawson: I probably did hate CatholicsActor Charlie LawsonBY IVAN LITTLE. BELFAST TELEGRAPH. NOVEMBER 19,  2014Coronation Street star Charlie Lawson has revealed how he might have taken up guns against Catholics in Northern Ireland and how he once thought IRA hunger strikers should be allowed to starve in the Maze prison.In a candid interview for […]

Previous generations would be astounded

Posted By: November 18, 2014

  ‘Seán MacBride had sent an even more obsequious letter to archbishop McQuaid on his own election to the Dáil.’ Patrick Semple. Irish Times.Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014, 00:01 Patrick Semple is a former Church of Ireland clergyman and writer. His website is It is difficult to believe how much the religious atmosphere of Ireland […]

MPs form “Friends of Ireland”

Posted By: November 18, 2014

ON THIS DAY NOVEMBER 18,1945 Irish News (Belfast).Tuesday, November 18, 2014 A special parliamentary group which will have as its object the promotion of friendly relations between England and Ireland was formed at a private meeting in a committee room of the British House of Commons. About thirty Labour MPs are joining the group. Their […]

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