Posted By: March 31, 2016

Scottish loyalists to ‘man’ Twaddell camp Connla Young. Irish News (Belfast). Thursdaym March 31, 2016 A SCOTTISH loyalist group is set to ‘man’ the Twaddell Avenue protest camp in north Belfast in a show of solidarity with protesters. In a statement the Regimental Blues said it will “take over manning duties” at the loyalist camp […]

Role of Church and faith in rebellion subject of book

Posted By: March 31, 2016

Claire Simpson. Irish News (Belfast). Thursday, March 31, 2016 1916: The Church and the Rising, published by The Irish Catholic newspaper THE Catholic Church and faith played a key role in the Easter Rising, according to a new book. 1916: The Church and the Rising, which will be launched in Dublin tonight, looks at the […]

Loyalists post officer’s name and address on Facebook page

Posted By: March 31, 2016

Policeman at centre of CS spray claims may have to leave his home Allison Morris. Irish News (Belfast). Thursday, March 31, 2016 A policeman draws his baton during clashes with loyalist bandsmen on Ormeau Road in south Belfast. Video grab from UTV A police officer involved in an altercation with a bandsman on Ormeau Road […]

1916 Rising leaders were ‘egotists’, Arlene Foster says

Posted By: March 31, 2016

Rodney Edwards. Irish Times. Thursday, March 31, 2016 North’s First Minister claims rebels ‘were doing it to bring glory on themselves’ DUP First Minister Arlene Foster: She also rejected President Michael D Higgins’s call for a review of militarist imperialism. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times Many of the 1916 Rising leaders were egotists “who were […]

Orange Order display of dunderheadedness

Posted By: March 29, 2016

Fionnuala O’ Connor. Irish News (Belfast). Tuesday, March 29, 2016 President Michael D Higgins told the BBC with characteristic brio – in an acute historical overview – that “ethical sensitivity” marked the state commemoration of the Easter Rising. Apart from Lurgan’s masked paraders, Ireland north and south marked the centenary these past couple of days […]

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