Finucane case will get Supreme Court hearing

Posted By: August 08, 2017

Anthony Neeson. Irish Echo. Monday, August 7, 2017  The widow of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane, who was shot dead in front of his young family, has been granted permission to take her bid for a public inquiry into his death to the UK Supreme Court.The 39-year-old human rights lawyer was gunned down in front of his wife and three children at […]

Why the question of identity is at the center of all our big political debates

Posted By: August 07, 2017

Why the question of identity is at the center of all our big political debates Alex Kane. News Letter. Belfast. Monday, August  7, 2017  A few years ago, I wrote a column for the News Letter about what I described as “uncomfortable conversations”  I was making the point that progress in post-conflict societies required former […]

No way around the Brexit Irish border

Posted By: August 07, 2017

 History shows, however, that while the British have an excellent record in partitioning other countries, they have never introduced the idea into their own. Even the Scots recently failed to partition Britain. … In any case, the Good Friday Agreement clearly states that the existing Border can only be removed not by the will of the Irish people, but by the consent of those in The North alone. […]

Rea bites back at Foster over crocodile jibe

Posted By: August 07, 2017

  “Famed  Irish actor Stephen Rea — from a Belfast Protestant background— deplores sectarianism and anti-Catholic discrimination. …Fears Arlene Foster wants to take Northern Ireland back to the bad old days of the Basil Brookeborough — the George Wallace of Northern Ireland.”—Fr. Sean Mc Manus.   IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   […]

Failure to probe UVF collusion “did not fulfill human rights duties”

Posted By: August 06, 2017

“ ‘The judge repeated collusion, collusion, collusion all day.This was a war crime – there were 135 people dead. This was murder by the State and its agents.There is no other word for it than a war crime – that’s how big it is.’  This is as chilling as any quote could be about collusion. And […]

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