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Margaret Skinnider: from maths teacher to Easter 1916 sharpshooter

Posted By: May 19, 2019

  RTE. DUBLIN. Thursday, 16 May 2019 Report: the Scottish revolutionary feminist was the only woman combatant wounded in action during the Easter Rising Margaret Skinnider was a revolutionary feminist and maths teacher who came to Dublin from Scotland at the age of 23 to take part in the 1916 Easter Rising. Born in 1892 in Coatbridge, near Glasgow, […]

New light shed on prospect of Catholic majority in North

Posted By: May 17, 2019

University report shows how future trends might affect fluid nature of sectarianism Freya McClements. Irish Times.Tue, May 14, 2019. It says much about Northern Ireland that the continued existence of sectarianism is not in doubt; instead, the question, posed in a report published today by Ulster University, is what should be done about it. “We […]

MC CORD’S ON-GOING CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE

Posted By: May 15, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “My good friend — the intrepid Raymond McCord, from a Unionist/Protestant background in Belfast— wants Members of Congress to see the attached article about his on-going campaign for justice. Former prime minister Tony Blair, a former secretary of state for Northern Ireland, and a former […]

Border poll campaign is “fundamental right”

Posted By: May 11, 2019

John ManleyIrish News. Belfast.Friday, May 10, 2019IT is mistaken to characterize calls for a border poll as reckless – campaigning for a unity referendum is a “fundamental democratic right”, the figurehead for Ireland’s Future group of civic nationalists has said.Lawyer Niall Murphy was speaking last night at the group’s ‘Our Rights – Our Future’ event in Newry’s Canal Court Hotel.The event, which is […]

The Miami Showband massacre: A cover-up in plain sight

Posted By: May 08, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “ My friend Stephen Travers in Ireland would like Members of Congress to see this review of the film The Miami Showband Massacre—the 1975 massacre in Northern Ireland that he and one other member of the Band survived. Stephen has shown extraordinary courage, with a remarkable determination […]

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