Ireland is back on the menu in Westminster

Posted By: June 19, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus    “In his 2013 book Fatal Path, Ronan Fanning made it clear— in looking at the attitude of prime ministers Herbert Asquith and David Lloyd George during the Irish revolution— that they were more preoccupied with how the Irish question would impact on their own party and British politics than on Ireland, with […]

The Tories and the DUP: Why it’s complete waste of time for Theresa May to chase the religious right in the UK

Posted By: June 18, 2017

Andrea Hatcher. Christian Today.  June  13, 2017  The final votes were hardly counted when speculation began about how the Conservative Party would form a coalition to govern in a hung Parliament. Their prospective partners are the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland. Their ten members of Parliament will likely give the Tories a working majority and secure – at least for the […]

Winston Churchill sent the Black and Tans to Palestine

Posted By: June 17, 2017

British politicians who waged war in Ireland used the same tactics and forces in Palestine – and a Dubliner was in charge during the NaqbaDavid Cronin. Irish Times. Friday, May 19, 20171937: Arab civilians being searched by British Military personnel in Palestine. Photograph: Getty Images Sometimes a fragment reveals more than a tome. Karma Nabulsi, a politics professor […]

James Joyce, Irish rebel

Posted By: June 17, 2017

Joyce supported Arthur Griffith, mistrusted the British and foresaw partition, wanted a revolution but was shocked when it happenedAnthony J Jordan, Irish Times. Dublin. Friday, Jun 16, 2017 (Anthony J Jordan’s new biography is called James Joyce Unplugged). James Joyce: It is way past time for Ireland to have done once and all with failure.  Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images James […]

Orange Order leader Harold Gracey thanked Billy Wright for UVF Drumcree support

Posted By: June 17, 2017

Ian Paisley, David Trimble, and Harold Gracey talk to the police on the  Garvaghy RoadConnla Young. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, June 17, 2017 Harold GraceyA senior member of the Orange Order wrote to notorious sectarian killer Billy Wright to thank him for his “support” during the Drumcree stand-off.Harold Gracey penned his letter of thanks to the loyalist […]

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