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Arlene’s DUP could be party of esteem

Posted By: January 05, 2016

Fionnuala O Connor. Irish News (Belfast). Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Whether she reaches beyond her own and her family’s experience of the Troubles, and the least reconstructed instincts of her community is the question, not her ability. Arlene Foster could be the first minister for all that Peter Robinson never tried to be for more than days before regressing. She has what Peter […]

Victims’ brother hoping for arrests

Posted By: January 04, 2016

Connla Young. Irish News (Belfast). Monday, January 4, 2016The brother of three Catholic men shot dead by a notorious loyalist gang 40 years ago has said he hopes arrests will be made in the case soon.Eugene Reavey was speaking on the 40th anniversary of the callous attack that claimed the lives of his three brothers.John Martin Reavey (24) and his […]

Anglo-Irish relations seen as ‘a nuisance’ by British officials

Posted By: January 03, 2016

Northern Ireland Office official reveals stance of British ministers in 1988 filesEamon Phoenix. Irish Times. Friday, January 1. 2016 The new-found relationship between London and Dublin through the workings of the Anglo-Irish Agreement was regarded by the British as “a nuisance”, apart from the security aspect.This was the view of a senior Northern Ireland Office official in 1988, according to previously confidential files released […]

Whitecross: ‘My brother found the lads dead. He didn’t speak for a year afterwards’

Posted By: January 02, 2016

Suzanne Breen. Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, January 2, 2016 Eugene Reavey’s brothers John Martin, Brian and Anthony were murdered. At first glance, nothing looks askew in the fading black-and-white photo of the Reaveys’ living room dated January 4, 1976. A Christmas tree sits in the corner. Nothing flash – just a small, simple one like we […]

An Archbishop, a Taoiseach and an angry face-off over IRA violence and ‘genocide’

Posted By: January 01, 2016

“Further proof, not that it’s needed, that Garret FitzGerald was a useless Irishman— a total quisling. Had he remained as Taoiseach, there would never have been a peace process. He would have simply continued to aid and abet British oppression in Ireland. The man was a disgrace.“ — Fr. Sean Mc ManusGarret Fitzgerald said the New York meeting was the most tense he has as […]

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