European court rules “Hooded Men” were not tortured

Posted By: March 20, 2018

  Liam Shannon, Francis McGuigan, Jim Auld Joe Clarke, Kevin Hannaway, and Brian Turley. Some of the Hooded men on the way out of the High Court in Belfast after an earlier hearing. Picture by Hugh Russell.   Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a request […]

Post “Troubles,” Anti-British Banner Still Flies in St. Patrick’s Parade

Posted By: March 19, 2018

Corey Kilgannon. New York Times. Friday, March 16, 2018The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City has long been steeped in politics and controversy, but parade organizers have strictly forbidden any signs or banners reflecting political views or slogans — except for one.“England Get Out of Ireland.”This full-throated denunciation of the British governance of six counties that make up Northern Ireland […]

DUP among the group of MPs to criticise government’s inadequate border solutions

Posted By: March 16, 2018

John Manley.IRISH NEWS. BELFAST. FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018AN influential group of MPs – which includes three DUP representatives – have criticised the British government for its failure to come up with solutions for keeping the Irish border free-flowing after Brexit.In a report published today, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee calls on Theresa May’s government to spell out how the border will remain frictionless – […]

Britain’s biggest mistake was partitioning Ireland

Posted By: March 16, 2018

“I thought it would be good for Members of Congress to see this Letter to the Editor, Irish News. It is not extraordinary, rather its merit is that it is the very ordinary expression of the vast, vast majority of people on the island of Ireland, the vox populi—while fully accepting the Good Friday Agreement. It is also good to […]

Border may not wreck peace but it will be symbolic

Posted By: March 16, 2018

Jason Walsh. The Times. London. Thursday, March 15, 2018Theresa May’s latest plans for a US-Canada style border in Ireland have been slapped down but, as British and Irish politicians spar over details of how a “frictionless” border could operate, the authorities on both sides of the frontier are assessing which roads to close.Ever since the Brexit vote, there have been warnings that […]

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