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Senior Orangeman defends playing of controversial tune

Posted By: July 04, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus Defending the IndefensibleTop Orange cleric, Grand Secretary,  former Grand Chaplain — and former Special Branch policeman— defends the provocative playing of the “Famine Song” tune in front of Catholic Church…. Like playing an anti- Semitism tune outside a Synagogue.See below the article from the Irish News (Belfast)—followed by the racist, Anti-Catholic lyrics of the outrageously […]

George Washington’s greatest sniper was an Irish marksman

Posted By: July 03, 2017

IrishCentral Staff. July 3, 2017 The surrender of General Burgoyne to  George Washington in Saratoga.Timothy Murphy was a rifleman and expert sniper in the American Revolutionary War. Some say he changed the course of the critical battle of Saratoga when he gunned down two British generals, at 300 yards.At the Battle of Bemis Heights, the second Battle of Saratoga, […]

It is irresponsible to allow youths to dictate where bonfires are set up

Posted By: July 03, 2017

Tom Kelly. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, July 3, 2017Turning on the BBC evening news last week I watched incredulously as some young man bragged about taking over a car park for an Eleventh Night bonfire and somehow he bizarrely tried to claim the moral high ground by saying this action was part of his culture.I had to pinch myself to […]

Civil rights campaign highlighted need to keep political show on the road

Posted By: July 03, 2017

Deaglan de Breadun. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, July 3, 2017 My skill-set, if you’ll pardon the expression, does not include the ability to be in two places at once. So it was with considerable regret that because of a prior engagement I was unable to attend an event in the Linen Hall Library earlier this year, to mark the 50th anniversary of the […]

10,000 attend rally against austerity and Tory/DUP alliance

Posted By: July 03, 2017

Andrew Madden. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, July 3, 201MORE than 10,000 people took to the streets of central London protesting against austerity and the Tory-DUP alliance.The crowd repeatedly took up the chant of “Jeremy Corbyn” and “Tories out” during the rally on Saturday afternoon.Many carried banners and signs, with one reading “No DUP”. “Tories Out. Don’t be DUPed,” […]

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