The Reformation and Ireland

Posted By: October 15, 2017

The Reformation and Ireland Letters to Editor. Irish Times. Saturday, Oct 14, 2017ERIC CONWAY, Navan, Co Meath. Sir, – Further to “Why did the Reformation fail to take hold in an Ireland under English rule?” (Rite & Reason, October 10th), up until about 30 years ago the accepted narrative of English history was that the Reformation […]

Stormont restoration talks reach do-or-die moment

Posted By: October 14, 2017

Analysis: Positive mood suggests Sinn Féin and DUP will strike Assembly deal   Gerry Moriarty. Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, October 14, 2017Rather like the Republic’s game against Wales on Monday, the DUP-Sinn Féin negotiations to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly have reached a do-or-die moment.Apart from the Irish language all other issues are more or less “wrapped up with a […]

The Taoiseach who championed censorship

Posted By: October 14, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   “Jack Lynch, Liam Cosgrave and  Garret FitzGerald prolonged the agony in The North because they were scared to stand up to violent and oppressive British Governments.There would never have been an Irish peace process if had been left to them.”—Fr. Sean McManus    The obits for […]

481,000 Irish have “no religion” as Catholic numbers dive

Posted By: October 13, 2017

James Wilson. Irish Central.Friday, October 13, 2017“Percentage of Catholics in the Republic has dipped below 80%”iStockThe number of atheists in Ireland has shot up by nearly three quarters whilst the number of Catholics has dived, according to the latest census figures.In 2011 a total of 277,237 ticked the ‘no religion’ box on the census form, but five years later 481,388 […]

Just three by-elections away from united Ireland

Posted By: October 13, 2017

Newton Emerson.Irish Post. Belfast. Thursday. October 12, 2017Sinn Féin is three Westminster by-elections away from delivering a united Ireland.It might be a bit more complicated than that in practice but it is certainly less complicated than all the other unification scenarios being suggested.The palpable sense among many Republicans that a united Ireland is imminent seems to be based on long chains […]

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