Beware the surge in nationalism, Leo

Posted By: December 31, 2017

Lise Hand. The Times. London. Sunday, December 31, 2017Stronger calls for a united Ireland over Brexit could cost the country dearDespite the languor wrought by the Christmas cornucopia of indulgence, many Irish eyebrows soared skywards over the contents of an extraordinary letter unearthed in the 1987 state papers released last week. It was written on UVF-headed notepaper and signed in block […]

British lobbied Vatican for papal statement denouncing IRA

Posted By: December 31, 2017

“However, Daly has been slammed for his role on this issue by American-based Father Sean McManus, who has called Daly a “gombeen” or stooge of the British during this period of The Troubles. McManus is the founder of the Irish National Caucus.”IrishCentral Staff@IrishCentral. December 31, 2017 The Vatican was lobbied by the British ambassador in Dublin and officials […]

No Irish Need Apply – The actual signs and ads that vilified our Irish ancestors

Posted By: December 31, 2017

No Irish Need Apply – The actual signs and ads that vilified our Irish ancestors  Irish Central Staff. May 19, 2017, Slideshow documents the sad, discriminatory history of “No Irish Need Apply” signs in Boston – today home to a large, proud and successful Irish community. “No Irish Need Apply;” “No Irish Need Apply;” “No Irish […]

For their eyes only: the secret stories ministers don’t want you to read

Posted By: December 30, 2017

The list of documents from the National Archives lost, missing or held back from publication in 2017 reveals the strength of Whitehall’s aversion to opennessRichard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian. London. Friday, December 29, 2017. (Richard Norton-Taylor writes for the Guardian on defense and security).   At the turn of every year, hundreds of classified government documents are made available at the […]

Steven Travers Explains the Miami Band Massacre

Posted By: December 30, 2017

The Miami Showband killings was an attack by the Ulster Volunteer Force, a loyalist paramilitary group, on 31 July 1975. It took place on the A1 road at Buskhill in County Down, Northern Ireland. Wikipedia Here is the link to an interview with Steven Travers about the Miami Band Massacre .  

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