Daughter of McGurk’s victim calls on peer to apologize for remarks

Posted By: October 10, 2017

Brendan Hughes. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, October 10, 2017THE daughter of a woman killed in the McGurk’s Bar atrocity has called on former Unionist minister John Taylor to apologize for declaring the UVF attack an IRA ‘own goal’.Pat Irvine, whose mother Kathleen was among 15 people who died in the 1971 bombing, was involved in a lengthy exchange on Twitter with […]

Anger over desecration of Virgin Mary statue

Posted By: October 10, 2017

“There was a recent attempt to shut me up from condemning examples of on-going acts of anti-Catholic sectarianism in Northern Ireland. I don’t know which offended me the most: the lack of knowledge regarding the historic and on-going reality of such sectarianism or that the person actually thought he could silence me after a lifetime […]

Sean O’Rourke apologizes over “hunger strikers” reference

Posted By: October 10, 2017

 “Former Taoiseach Cosgrave’s appalling display of contempt and cruelty toward hunger strikers Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg is truly shocking though not surprising, granting his record. Cosgrave personified the very worst of ‘Free State-ism’—that is, total indifference to, and collusion with, British oppression in The North.”— Fr. Sean Mc Manus. Morrison complains to RTÉ over […]

Against alternatives, May seems a decent old brick

Posted By: October 09, 2017

Tom Kelly. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, October 9, 2017 POOR old Theresa May. She limps from one calamity to another. She doesn’t give a very good impression of someone who is “strong and stable.”As a matter of fact, her performances are akin to a cub pleading not to be clubbed. Whatever is the opposite of the Midas touch – she has […]

Sectarianism can never be treated if not properly diagnosed

Posted By: October 09, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “African-American writer and social critic James Baldwin (1924-1987) incisively observed: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” This applies perfectly to the enduring problem of anti-Catholic sectarianism in Northern Ireland that is the subject of the following letter in […]

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