Veteran unionist Jim Rodgers defends 1972 remark about Catholics benefit claimants

Posted By: November 14, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING DISTRIBUTED BY IRISH NATIONAL CAUCUS. “Members of Congress and Staffers will readily understand how the old canard of ‘benefits claimants’ can be used to demean and demonize ‘the other.’ Hopefully, Americans would not defend derogatory statements that were made about African-Americans fifty years ago. Yet this article from today’s Irish News of Belfast demonstrates how some […]

Loughinisland victims’ relatives attend official film premiere

Posted By: November 13, 2017

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, November 13, 2017RELATIVES and friends of those who died in the Loughinisland massacre gathered at the Kennedy Centre in west Belfast on Friday night for the official premiere of the critically acclaimed documentary “No Stone Unturned.”Created by Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, the documentary names the three men and one woman claimed to have been involved in […]

On This Day [in Irish history]: The Irish News Editorial. November 13, 1917

Posted By: November 13, 2017

                     De Valera and “1916”Eamon Phoenix. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, November 13, 2017            Mr de Valera insists upon the organization of an armed and disciplined force in Ireland.…‘The cause of Irish freedom’, the Sinn Fein President said, ‘was being fought today there at home and also on the Italian front.’By whom in Italy? […]

Patrick Maguire: Coming out of the darkness

Posted By: November 12, 2017

Patrick Maguire: Coming out of the darkness One of the Maguire Seven, Patrick Maguire was only 13 when he was wrongly arrested along with his family for being behind the IRA Guildford and Woolwich pub bombings in 1974. Over the past 14 years, he has established himself as an acclaimed artist and tells Joanne Sweeney […]

The unfathomable mystery of Easter Rising hero Padraig Pearse.

Posted By: November 12, 2017

  Cahir O’Doherty @IrishCentral Saturday, November 11, 2017 Padraig Pearse, at his court-martial, said: “I went down on my knees as a child and told God that I would work all my life to gain the freedom of Ireland.”Library of Congress. Irish rebel leader Padraig Pearse was born on November 10, 1879, and executed on […]

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