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Gerry Adams to appeal two convictions for attempted prison escape

Posted By: July 18, 2017

Deborah McAleese. Press Association. Irish News. Belfast. July 18, 2017 Gerry AdamsSinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has launched a legal bid to overturn two historical convictions for attempting to escape from prison.Mr. Adams confirmed to the Press Association that has started appeal proceedings in Belfast over incidents which occurred while he was interned without trial in the Maze Prison […]

Bonfires are vehicles of hatred and intolerance, not “culture”

Posted By: July 18, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus PATHOLOGY OF ORANGE BONFIRES “Dangerous and air-polluting Orange bonfires—especially in dense urban areas— are about tribal-markings of territory.The bonfires are meant to intimidate and to demonstrate supremacy. Very often—in case the point is missed— the bonfires are bedecked with Irish flags, effigies of Sinn Fein leaders ( […]

Curtain rises on policing the Troubles

Posted By: July 18, 2017

A former IRA hunger striker is making a name for himself as a playwright, writes Colette Sheridan Irish Examiner.Tuesday, July 18, 2017A REFLECTION of how far the unionist and nationalist communities in Northern Ireland have come is how former IRA prisoner, hunger striker and now playwright, Laurence McKeown, describes working with ex-RUC members and gardaí for his play, Green, and Blue.The play, […]

The former IRA man who became a peacemaker

Posted By: July 18, 2017

Séamas Heaney speaks on decades of campaigning for an end to violence in the NorthFreya McClements. Irish Times. Dublin. Tuesday, July 18, 2017Seamas Heaney, a former member of the IRA who left the organization and became a community worker in Creggan in Derry. “People can say what they like about Martin McGuinness, but by God, he reached out.”It’s […]

“Gaeilge and Ulster Scots or the Gulag” could be useful slogan

Posted By: July 17, 2017

Deaglan De Breadun. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, July 17, 2017The dispute between Sinn Fein and the DUP over an Irish language act seems to have stymied the return of devolution, yet the language issue could still help to bring closer the restoration of cross-community government. Picture by Justin Kernoghan.BEFORE the communist empire based in Moscow collapsed in ruins, there was a category of journalists […]

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