Bertie Ahern says Good Friday Agreement can help safeguard Anglo-Irish relations

Posted By: November 14, 2018

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, November 14, 2018Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern believes strand three of the Good Friday Agreement provides a “ready-made safe-net” that can help insulate Irish-British relations from the negative impact of Brexit.The former Fianna Fáil leader was speaking in Dublin last night as he launched From Partition to Brexit: The Irish Government and Northern Ireland, a new book by Donnacha […]

What’s the next centenary in the decade of centenaries?

Posted By: November 14, 2018

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, November 2018WELL, that’s the First World War over now. Four years of sentimental claptrap and unhistorical speeches by politicians, especially Irish politicians, shamelessly trying to control the narrative of commemorations, be it the Somme or the significance of the armistice.Irish politicians in Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, whose parties spent decades repudiating the horrible mistake John […]

Kudos to Patrick Murphy for telling it like it is

Posted By: November 14, 2018

Antán Ó Dála an Rí. Newry, Co Down Letters to Editor, Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Patrick Murphy (November 10) penned a column about the First World War. Although I rarely agree with Mr. Murphy’s positioning on Irish affairs, I must commend him for that particular piece of writing.The ‘Great’ War was anything but. It was an unnecessary slaughter of […]

Kelly murder remains dark stain on policing and justice systems

Posted By: November 14, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed  to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Here is yet another old case of State-sponsored assassination of Catholics in The North/ Northern Ireland, and over 40-years of cover-up by the British Government. Full disclosure: Councilor Kelly was a family friend and I attended his funeral. His case still cries to the heavens, […]

New evidence shows RUC put blame for McGurk’s on IRA, campaigners say

Posted By: November 13, 2018

Connla Young. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, November 13, 2018Relatives of people killed during the McGurk’s Bar atrocity have accused the RUC of creating the false claim that the IRA was responsible for the deadly bomb attack.Fifteen people were killed when the UVF detonated a bomb in the North Queen Street bar in north Belfast in December 1971.At the time, security […]

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