Catholics need closure on historic sectarian killings – priest

Posted By: June 29, 2018

Jun 29 at 8:33 AM  Colm Fitzpatrick. Irish Catholic. Dublin.Thursday,  June 28, 2018The British government needs to be held more accountable for the killing of Catholic nationalists during the Troubles if there is going to be “any kind of closure,” a prominent Northern Irish priest has said.Fermanagh priest and well-known civil rights advocate, Fr Joe McVeigh, said that there have […]

“Mindless bigots” daub Kill All Taigs slogan on Irish republican group’s Glasgow HQ

Posted By: June 28, 2018

Martin Williams. The Herald. Scotland. Wednesday, June 27, 2018AN IRISH republican group has condemned the “mindless bigots” who have painted a Kill All Taigs [derogatory name for Catholics] slogan on its Glasgow headquarters and a neighboring bar.Cairde na hEireann declared that “anti-Irish racism is very much alive in Scotland” after KAT was painted on its Gallowgate offices and Bar […]

Taoiseach accuses Sinn Féin of “almost trying to undermine confidence” in new Garda Commissioner

Posted By: June 28, 2018

Drew HarrisCormac McQuinn. Irish Independent. Dublin. Wednesday, June 27, 2018The Taoiseach has accused Sinn Féin’s position on the appointment of a new Garda Commissioner of being “almost in the space of trying to undermine confidence” in him before he’s even taken up office.Leo Varadkar told the Dáil that he is “disappointed” with the rival party’s approach after Sinn Féin leader Mary […]

Congressman shot and killed Irish waiter because his breakfast was late

Posted By: June 27, 2018

Niall O’Dowd@niallodowd   Irish Central.    Wednesday,   June 27, 2018 When politics was really toxic – in 1856 a pro-slavery anti-Irish politician killed Irish-born waiter Thomas Keating as his meal wasn’t delivered “damn quick”.If you think the political atmosphere is bad these days, take a step back to 1856 and May 8 of that year for a most extraordinary occurrence.That morning at […]

RUC told to put intelligence before arrests, reveals secret MI5 report

Posted By: June 27, 2018

Declassified Troubles-era report details how informants became “protected species.”Ian Cobain and Owen Bowcott. The Guardian. London.  Tuesday, June  26, 2018A secret MI5 report that resulted in Northern Ireland’s police covertly prioritizing intelligence-gathering over fighting crime has been made public after almost 40 years.The report resulted in detectives of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) – now the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) – being […]

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