50 years on we must reflect on lessons of the civil rights campaign

Posted By: January 25, 2018

The civil rights campaign is being remembered 50 years on Professor Paul Arthur. Irish News. Belfast.Thursday, January 25, 2018IT was Enoch Powell who noted that everything ‘has a pre-play’.The civil rights marches of 1968 did not come suddenly out of the blue. There were antecedents.The O’Neill premiership with its desire for modernization removed the complacency of a stagnant […]

The Irish flag was flown for the first time 170 years ago in Waterford

Posted By: January 25, 2018

IrishCentral Staff. New York. January 25, 2018 Long before the Irish tricolor became the official flag of Ireland, before it was waved over Dublin’s GPO during the 1916 Rising, the tricolor was flown in Waterford City for the first time recorded in history by one of Ireland’s most important figures: Thomas Francis Meagher. Meagher would […]

Nonsense to suggest restored Stormont would improve public services

Posted By: January 24, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “The real kernel for talks/negotiations is to …  persuade the DUP to treat Sinn Féin MLAs with decency and respect as representatives of 70 percent of Nationalist voters in The North.” Brian Feeney.Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, January 23, 2018 As talks (why are they not negotiations?) begin today it’s important to challenge the […]

Announcement shows realization landscape has changed

Posted By: January 23, 2018

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, January 23, 2018The “ceasefire” statement by Óglaigh na hÉireann carried in today’s Irish News indicates a political maturity and realization that the landscape for Republicans has changed, potentially forever.This isn’t a snap decision. There have been hints previously that the group was in a transitional period, with the community sector and senior trade union figures playing […]

Grassroots Campaign for Irish Language Legislation transformed political discourse, but where are we now and how can we help deliver meaningful change?

Posted By: January 22, 2018

   Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin writes for Slugger about the upcoming talks and the Irish Language Act On Wednesday our local political parties, this time the 5 ‘main parties’ as they are described in the media, will return to the table to try and flesh out a deal which would allow for the Executive to […]

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