Sinn Féin’s big battle could be in ‘the past’

Posted By: January 06, 2016

Brian Feeney. Irish News Belfast). Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Abrief flurry over the holidays about the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) gives an indication of the immense task facing Sinn Féin in their attempt to drag our proconsul into compliance with the European Court of Human Rights requirements about killings here during the Troubles.Sinn Féin are due to meet the proconsul soon to try […]

Former RAF pilot talks of ‘respect’ for beliefs of IRA attackers

Posted By: January 06, 2016

A former RAF pilot shot down by the IRA in south Armagh in the 1970s has returned to try to find the person who fired the rocket.Mike Johnston escaped injury in the rocket and gun attack, but said the trauma of being hit by an RPG missile stayed with him for many years.He said he had “the greatest respect” for the […]

Who said British anti-Irish racisim was a thing of the past?

Posted By: January 06, 2016

Only a quisling like the late  Garret FitzGerald would accept a “ partial apology” from a top British newspaper for calling the Irish pigs— “wouldn’t you rather admit to being a pig than be Irish?”  FitzGerald was an utter disgrace, but much praised by the West Brits in Ireland. FitzGerald (in Northern Ireland , 1979) and […]

Garret Fitzgerald reached out to nemesis Charlie Haughey over Sinn Féin’s support of the IRA

Posted By: January 06, 2016

Garret Fitzgerald reached out to nemesis Charlie Haughey over Sinn Féin’s support of the IRA January 5, 2016 ,  By  James Mulhall FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestLinkedInTumblrDiggEmail Former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald pictured in 1984. Picture: Getty Images FORMER Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald was so opposed to Sinn Féin as a political force that he reached out to his rival Charles […]

Irish News Editorial on Retirement of Alban Maginness

Posted By: January 05, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 The successful nomination of Alban Maginness as the first Catholic and nationalist lord mayor of Belfast in 1997 was a significant breakthrough in the pre-devolution days when the city hall was still regarded as a bastion of unionism.Mr Maginness had an impressive term of civic office before going on to represent the flashpoint constituency of north Belfast with huge dignity and […]

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