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I will fight for “local families” says DUP man amid controversy over housing development

Posted By: September 23, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING DISTRIBUTED BY IRISH NATIONAL CAUCUS   “How sad to hear not just an echo of, but the virtual voice of infamous racist George Wallace in today’s Northern Ireland: ‘Segregation now, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever.’ (Governor George Wallace, Democrat, in his inaugural address. January 14, 1963, in Montgomery, Alabama).Calling for houses just for Unionists/Loyalists is, of […]

Sister Ignatia: The Catholic nun behind Alcoholics Anonymous

Posted By: September 22, 2017

McNamara, Ph.D. |Aleteia.Friday,  Sep 22, 2017   Courtesy of www.AA.org One commentator said: “If the Catholic Church doesn’t canonize her, the Protestants will make her a saint.” In a 1951 article titled “A Catholic Looks at Alcoholics Anonymous%2

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 […]

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