Religion’s role in Northern Ireland politics

Posted By: January 06, 2015

Chris Page.BBC News NI. October 16, 2014 Tony Blair’s spin doctor Alastair Campbell once famously said: “We don’t do God.” But in Northern Ireland, it can feel like God is a political player. A number of our politicians, including ministers, have faith and talk about it. That makes Northern Ireland different to many other countries […]

Famine historian Tim Pat Coogan criticizes Channel 4 sitcom

Posted By: January 05, 2015

James O’Shea @irishcentral January 05,2015 Irish historian and author of “The Famine Plot”, Tim Pat Coogan, wades in as 25,000 sign anti-Channel 4 Famine sitcom petition.Famine historian and author Tim Pat Coogan has joined the media commentators, politicians, and petitioners who have criticized Channel 4’s plans to develop a sitcom about the Irish Famine. Meanwhile, 25,000 people have signed an online petition […]

Angela McGowan: NI politicians should be ‘more honest’ about budget cuts

Posted By: January 05, 2015

Danske Bank’s chief economist Angela McGowan said Northern Ireland could not continue to “rely on handouts” from WestminsterBBC NI. JANUARY 4, 2015Northern Ireland’s politicians should be more honest about the impact budget cuts will have on public services, Danske Bank’s chief economist has said.Angela McGowan told BBC Radio Ulster’s Inside Business programme there was no fiscal strategy in place to […]

Why is it okay in Britain to laugh at the Irish famine?

Posted By: January 04, 2015

Paul Breen @irishcentral January 4, 2015  Paul Breen, a Fermanagh native, is a university lecturer and author living in London.“Burying the Child” by Lilian Lucy DavidsonPhoto by: Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum Quinnipiac University Those who live in England, as I do, live in a society where insult is not tolerated whether it is in the workplace or […]

Commemorating 1916

Posted By: January 03, 2015

There is a risk it will degenerate into a self-indulgent exercise in whatiffery Ronan Fanning. Irish Times. Saturday, January 3, 2015. Ronan Fanning is professor emeritus of modern history at University College Dublin and the author of Fatal Path: British Government and Irish Revolution 1910-1922. He is now writing a biography of Éamon de Valera. Consideration of the form, nature […]

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