Songs of civil rights movement celebrated

Posted By: September 22, 2017

 Connla Young. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, September 22, 2017WE SHALL OVERCOME: A civil rights march at Dungannon, Co Tyrone in 1968.  Below, Songs Of The Civil Rights will be showcased in Maghera, believed to be the  birthplace of the movement in IrelandA NIGHT of song to celebrate the sounds of the civil rights movement will take place […]

Exhibition tells story of hunger strikes in Ireland

Posted By: September 22, 2017

Bimpe Archer. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, September 22, 2017Hunger Strike: Ireland 1877-1981 examines how inmates have used the extreme form of protest for varied causes since the foundation of the modern prison system, including political status, female suffrage, and conscientious objection to the First World War.It also looks at how some prisoners have refused food to highlight over-crowded conditions in many jails at the […]

Time to admit mandatory coalition has had its day

Posted By: September 21, 2017

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, September 21, 2017Secretary of State James Brokenshire has threatened to cut the salaries of MLAs if there is no deal to restore devolution and the clock is ticking apparently.The clock has been ticking for some considerable time, since January in fact, with Mr. Brokenshire until now wielding neither carrot nor stick in order to encourage warring […]

Irish language act fears not groundless

Posted By: September 21, 2017

Newton Emerson. Irish News. Belfast.  Thursday, September 21, 2017, column KC News Both sides in the Irish language act debate appear, appropriately enough, to be speaking different languages. The Irish News published a piece on Monday from campaigners Linda Ervine and Dr. Francis Costello, setting out the case for an act. It seems to have genuinely struck nationalist readers as generous […]

Monitoring group told to “safeguard national security”

Posted By: September 21, 2017

Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, September 21, 2017Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire wrote to the Independent Reporting Commission to warn it to put national security first in the course of its work monitoring the activities of paramilitary groupsJames Brokenshire has warned a new peace process watchdog to safeguard national security information.The Independent Reporting Commission (IRC) was established by the British and Irish governments to monitor activity […]

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