Stories of the Revolution: President [Higgins]relives painful struggl

Posted By: December 11, 2015

Michael D Higgins convinced his father’s long battle to get military pension was due to his anti-Treaty activities  Ronan McGreevy. Irish Times. Friday, December 11, 2015  There is a letter in the military pensions archive which for President Michael D Higgins brings back painful memories of his father’s struggles. The youngest of 10 children, John Higgins was active in the War of Independence and afterwards […]

Police watchdog calls for sanctions against one in 5 officers

Posted By: December 10, 2015

John  Monaghan.Irish News(Belfast). Thursday, December 10, 2015 MORE than one in five police officers have been recommended for disciplinary procedures or sanctions in the past five years, new figures reveal.Since 2010 the Police Ombudsman has made recommendations against 1,484 police officers out of a current total of 6,780 serving officers.It means that the ombudsman is recommending disciplinary […]

Up to 50 murders allegedly linked to a British spy in IRA ‘included state agents’

Posted By: December 09, 2015

The Irish National Caucus is relentlessly pushing this issue before the U.S. Congress. It is a story that Congress cannot ignore. It exposes, maybe more than any other story,  that the British Government — far from being neutral in the conflict—was fighting a most “dirty war” in Northern Ireland.Far from defending the lives of Protestants […]

First hurdle cleared in legal battle over woman killed ‘by undercover soldiers

Posted By: December 06, 2015

’ Irish News (Belfast). Saturday, December 5, 2015 THE sister of a woman allegedly shot dead by undercover British soldiers more than 40 years ago has cleared the first stage in a legal battle over investigating the killing. Margaret McQuillan was granted leave to seek a judicial review amid claims that the PSNI lacks the […]

Counting the cost of dealing with our past

Posted By: December 04, 2015

Denis Bradley. Irish News(Belfast). Friday, December 4, 2015 It is clear that our troubled past keeps running into brick walls. In the world of politics, when something doesn’t happen over a protracted time, it can be put down to a lack of political will. The past is the most political of issues and the failure […]

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