Police appeal of “Hooded men” case to be heard

Posted By: April 18, 2018

Decision on whether Hooded Men probe can continueAllison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, April 18, 2018The Court of Appeal will today consider whether a police investigation into the actions of soldiers and police during the interrogation of the so-called Hooded Men in 1971 should proceed.Last year the High Court ruled that the PSNI must investigate the unlawful treatment of […]

Good gracious, a Fermanagh captain prepared to abandon ship

Posted By: April 18, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus“As a proud son of Fermanagh, I have regularly praised DUP leader, Mrs. Arlene Foster, who is also a native of Fermanagh. … Despite political differences in Northern Ireland, county solidarity is still quite strong, especially in Fermanagh. In this letter published in the Irish News of Belfast, I gently […]

Fermanagh would be a lovely place to visit, Your Holiness

Posted By: April 16, 2018

  OLDEST IRISH AMERICAN NEWSPAPER IN USA, ESTABLISHED IN 1928   April 13, 2018 By Irish Echo Staff   Fr. Jim McManus, Fermanagh native, and brother of Irish National Caucus President Fr. Sean McManus met with Pope Francis in recent days. The brothers McManus are both members of the Redemptorist Order

Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India

Posted By: April 14, 2018

Book review: Shashi Tharoor’s angry history of British rule in India is a timely response to empire nostalgiaPrivate army: the East India Company had 260,000 soldiers at the  start of the 19th century.  Illustration: Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Diarmaid Ferriter.Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, March 4, 2017 (Diarmaid Ferriter is professor of modern Irish history at University College Dublin.)  Chronicling the […]

Edna O’Brien should not have accepted British Empire honor

Posted By: April 14, 2018

Has brilliant writer forgotten atrocities committed in the name of British Empire?   Emer Martin.Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, 14, 2018 Edna O’Brien: as a resident of modern multicultural London, she might say the British have atoned and moved on to become a force for world peace. But that didn’t happen. Photograph: Alan Betson Her agent […]

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