The legacy of the Troubles and the law

Posted By: April 02, 2018

 Kieran McEvoy. The Detail. Belfast.Friday,  March 30,  2018 Unlike many other international peace agreements, the Good Friday Accord did not include an overarching mechanism to deal with the legacy of the conflict. Since 1998, legacy issues have therefore been addressed in a piecemeal fashion.For example, there have been several high profile public inquiries including the Saville Inquiry into Bloody Sunday as […]

Plans for Fermanagh border checkpoint with Donegal emerge

Posted By: April 02, 2018

Staff Reporter. Donegal Democrat. Sunday, April 1, 2018Plans have emerged today for a new Northern Ireland border checkpoint at Belleek on the Donegal/Fermanagh border. As Brexit moves continue, the plans are the first tangible signs that UK authorities believe a hard border is inevitable and that authorities in the UK are planning for such checkpoints.Drawings, dated April 1st, 2020,  for a […]

Orange Order in Scotland is on the brink of collapse, according to leading historian Tom Devine

Posted By: April 02, 2018

Peter Swindon @PeterSwindon Senior reporter, Sunday Herald. Scotland. April 1, 2018   Orange marchers take to the streets of Glasgow.   THE “anti-Catholic” Orange Order is in terminal decline and can only survive if it abandons sectarianism, according to historian Tom Devine. He said members of the Protestant fraternity are aging and their marches in […]

Winston Churchill ordered Black and Tans into Ireland on this day in 1920

Posted By: April 01, 2018

  Niall O’Dowd @niallodowd  Irish Central. New York. Monday, March 26, 2018 Sending the murderous mob was the fatal mistake that drove Irish opposition to Britain to new heights. Winston Churchill, British Secretary of State for War, sent the Black and Tans into Ireland on March 25, 1920,  ninety-eight years ago today. It was a […]

Only surviving child of executed 1916 leader dies age 104

Posted By: April 01, 2018

Fr. Joseph Mallin was a Jesuit priest based in Hong Kong Damien Tiernan. RTE. Dublin. Sunday, April I, 2018 The only surviving child of an executed leader of t916 Rising has died at the age of 104. Fr Joseph Mallin was a Jesuit priest based in Hong Kong. His father was Commandant Michael Mallin who […]

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