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IRA ceasefire: cementing a hard-won peace

Posted By: July 22, 2017

20 years on, no significant section of either community wants a return to the bad old daysIrish Times Editorial. Dublin. Saturday, July 22, 2017Frustration with the never-ending political stalemate in the North pales into insignificance by comparison with the decades of violence that blighted the region. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Getty ImagesIreland, North, and South, has made immeasurable progress since the second IRA ceasefire […]

The fault lies not with the Parades Commission but with Dunloy Lodge

Posted By: July 22, 2017

“This Presbyterian Minister speaks truth to power —the power of the Orange Order to intimidate Catholics by insisting on the “RIGHT “to strut through poor Catholic areas. If Irish Republicans/Nationalists were to insist on parading through  Protestant areas, I would be the very first to oppose it. I call on the Orange Order to cast […]

Time to decide, Mr. Brokenshire

Posted By: July 22, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Saturday, July 22, 2017 The much-discussed deal between the Conservatives and the DUP was supposed to last for a full five-year parliamentary term but has actually managed to run into considerable trouble within rather less than five weeks.After Theresa May had lost her overall majority in the last UK general election, she attempted to remain in power by […]

Autumn deadline to disclose police files

Posted By: July 22, 2017

Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 22, 2017   The chief constable has been set a final autumn deadline to disclose all relevant police files in a major High Court action over alleged collusion with a loyalist paramilitary agent suspected of up to 15 murders.A judge warned that failure to adhere to the October 1 order will result in him striking out the PSNI’s […]

IRA ceasefire 20 years on: Internal battles, peace talks, new hope

Posted By: July 21, 2017

By Brian Rowan Former BBC NI Security Editor. 20 July 2017   You can see conflict; hear it. It is much more difficult to see and hear the quiet, secret, work of peace-building. It was the summer of 1997. The headlines had been of murder and marching season turmoil. Yet another dark tunnel. The hope […]

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