No amount of GAA campaigning will remedy PSNI’s situation

Posted By: November 28, 2017

Patrick Fahy. Letters to Editor. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Former PSNI officer Peadar Heffron’s anger about what he perceives to be a lack of support from his local GAA [Gaelic Athletic Association] club is understandable. However, his experience and that of other Catholics who since joining the PSNI have suffered varying levels of distancing from their nationalist neighbors raises a […]

TCD’s symposium on Conor Cruise O’Brien was sycophantic; and underplayed his misogyny, sectarianism and zealous censorship

Posted By: November 27, 2017

  Niall Meehan. Village. Dublin. Monday, November 27,  2017 Trinity College’s recent Conor Cruise O’Brien centenary symposium was a largely uncritical exercise. It was especially notable that it was so as it focused on Irish politics. Invited US academics, who discussed O’Brien’s assessment of the American Revolution, appeared unaware of O’Brien’s distinctly illiberal local contribution.Reverential tones underpinned contemplation of O’Brien’s analysis of Irish nationalism. […]

Because of Brexit I’d vote for a united Ireland tomorrow

Posted By: November 27, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “The heading of this article shows how Brexit has changed things in Northern Ireland. Columnist Tom Kelly, self-described ‘middle of the road Catholic/nationalist,’—one with no great desire for Ireland’s unity and independence— would now vote for a United Ireland in the morning.  England — the country that […]

It is time for progressive politics and shared society

Posted By: November 27, 2017

Michelle O’Neill Platform. Irish News. Belfast. November 27, 2017 Martin McGuinness Michelle O’Neill with outgoing party president Gerry Adams. Picture by Mal McCann NEXT year marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. The agreement defines the new relationships that now exist within and between Ireland and Britain. It also enshrines the right of […]

Emma Little-Pengelly says DUP always “stood firm against terrorism”

Posted By: November 27, 2017

Pengelly: DUP stood firm against terrorism John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. November 27, 2017 Emma Little-Pangelly and Arlene Foster The DUP MP who claimed residents in a shared housing scheme “didn’t want a public fuss” over UVF flags has insisted her party always “stood firm against terrorism.” Emma Little-Pengelly, pictured, who ahead of June’s general […]

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