British government officials “knew about loyalist Glenanne Gang”

Posted By: August 28, 2017

A member of the notorious loyalist killer group, the Glennanne Gang, has told how he believes its leader personally killed more than 100 people and dismissed suggestions that a public inquiry would expose the truth. In a rare interview from his home in South Africa, John Weir insists that a truth commission is the only way that victims will get closure.  Connla Young. […]

Slain priests’ courage worthy of remembrance

Posted By: August 27, 2017

Fr.. Patrick McCafferty. Letters to the Editor. Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, August 26,  2017In the community I serve as pastor, Corpus Christi Parish in west Belfast, the summer months of July and August mark the anniversaries of two profoundly traumatic events, 46 and 45 years ago respectively, that continue to cause pain, in 2017.On August 9, 1971, Fr. Hugh Mullan was shot […]

Declassified files: Catholic primate hoped that SDLP would defeat Sinn Fein

Posted By: August 27, 2017

“Further proof of what I said on Friday, August 25 — that the late Cardinal Daly, Primate of All Ireland— was a toady to the British Government. He had spent his life opposing Irish Republicanism and  Sinn Fein and collaborating with the British Government. He used to call Cardinal Tomas O’Fiach (behind his back, of […]

Another twist in Brexit mess.

Posted By: August 26, 2017

  Irish News Editorial. Belfast.Saturday, August 26, 2017 WHILE the selection process faced by Conservative MPs in the south of England would not usually attract undue wider attention, an intervention by a pro-Brexit group which was stepped up yesterday will certainly be followed closely on both sides of the Irish Sea.Theresa May’s administration has stumbled from one crisis to another while trying […]

Stormont needs surgery, not a sticking plaster

Posted By: August 26, 2017

Patrick MurphyBelfast. Saturday, August 26, 2017 TELL the truth: do you miss Stormont? I mean do you really miss it so much that you lie awake at night pining for its return? If you do, you are either an MLA or you need to get out more.The rest of us appear to be getting along fine without it. That does not mean […]

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