Verdict shows inquests needed

Posted By: April 11, 2017

Iris News Editorial. Belfast. Tuesday, April 11, 2017The case of Manus Deery, a 15-year-old boy shot dead by a British soldier in 1972, has underlined the importance of holding proper inquests into Troubles-related deaths, regardless of how long ago they occurred.After 45 years, his family has achieved a public declaration, by a senior judge, that their brother was completely innocent when his […]

Hyped process will likely fail – even if it succeeds

Posted By: April 11, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, April 11, 2011ONCE upon a time negotiations involving the north’s political parties had real news value.Rewind 19 years to the Good Friday Agreement and, if you’re old enough, recall how banks of international crews gathered with hordes of journalists from these islands to report on every twist and turn en route to the signing […]

Barra McGrory describes Stakeknife report as “chilling reading”

Posted By: April 11, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus Connla Young. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, April 11, 2017DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory has described a classified report on the activities of the alleged British agent known as Stakeknife as “very disturbing and chilling reading.”He makes the comments in a BBC Panorama program which is due to be screened […]

Derry teenager Manus Deery ‘totally innocent’, says coroner

Posted By: April 10, 2017

A Londonderry teenager, who was shot dead by the Army almost 45 years ago, was “totally innocent” and did not pose a threat to anyone, a coroner has said.Manus Deery, 15, was with a group of teenage friends when he was shot in the head by a soldier from an observation post on the city’s walls in May 1972.The soldier has since […]

Politics changed utterly as uncertainty rises

Posted By: April 10, 2017

Deaglan de Breadun. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, April 10, 2017We live in a strange time where nothing is guaranteed anymore.Pretend you have been taken in a time-travel machine back to 1997. Imagine having the nerve and/or the insight at that stage to predict some of the things that are happening now.Few of us would have dared forecast that in 20 […]

Page 10 of 16« First...89101112...Last »