State papers offer one rough draft of history

Posted By: August 29, 2017

Fionnuala O Connor, Irish News. Belfast.  Tuesday, August 29, 2017EACH year “state papers” from decades back are released here and in Dublin and each time there is something mildly surprising or, very occasionally, shocking.Is the release worth covering? Oh yes.What governments make public, is no more than the public is due,  and almost invariably much less than the whole story.If the […]

Campaigner calls claims about father “disgraceful”

Posted By: August 29, 2017

 Bertie Frazer  Suzanne Breen. Belfast Telegraph. Monday, August 28, 2017 The UDR father of IRA victims’ campaigner Willie Frazer has been named in a British military document as a loyalist killer. The Ministry of Defense (MoD) report claims Bertie Frazer was part of a bogus Border checkpoint at which two Catholics returning from a GAA […]

Legal letters to Troubles soldiers “worrying,” says ex-Army chief

Posted By: August 29, 2017

 Adrian Rutherford. Belfast Telegraph, Monday, August 28,  2017The former head of the Army has slammed the “outrageous” issuing of legal letters to thousands of former soldiers who served in Northern Ireland.Retired General Sir Richard Dannatt is the latest to intervene in the row over what some have branded a “witch-hunt”.Troops based here during the Troubles have received letters asking […]

“It’s ignorance”: Sinn Féin calls for apology after junior minister blames party for Dublin-Monaghan bombing

Posted By: August 29, 2017

Junior Minister for Finance Patrick O’Donovan questioned Sinn Féin’s involvement in the Dublin-Monaghan bombing over the weekend. Dublin. Tuesday 29 August 2017 SINN FÉIN HAS called on Junior Minister for Finance Patrick O’Donovan to apologize for his “clueless” comments made in an interview over the weekend regarding the Dublin-Monaghan bombings.In an interview with the Sunday Independent, O’Donovan said that before Sinn Féin can be […]

UVF chief “killed more than 100 people”

Posted By: August 28, 2017

UVF chief “killed more than 100 people”Connla Young. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, August 28, 2017 Suspected RUC Special Branch agent and UVF serial killer Robin ‘The Jackal’ Jackson may have been involved in the murder of more than 100 people, a former member of the Glenanne Gang believes.John Weir, a former RUC sergeant, also said that Jackson was […]

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