Posted By: August 14, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Again, Belfast columnist  Brian Feeney speaks truth to power. And, again, this is an article which Members of Congress, concerned about justice and peace in all of Ireland, should read.”—Fr. Sean McManus Reality is there’s no economic benefit to The North staying in the UKBrian Feeney. […]

North taken to the brink of catastrophe

Posted By: August 13, 2019

    Dr. Eamon Phoenix. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, August 13, 2019 FIFTY years ago this week in the space of five frightful and tragic days, Northern Ireland changed forever. Intercommunal tensions had been rising since the emergence of the civil rights campaign in 1968. Since then, the implosion of unionism over reform driven by […]

The move follows revelations by the Irish News in 2016 which revealed a high-level informer had been “commander” of the IRA unit responsible for the Shankill bomb.

Posted By: August 13, 2019

  “Known as ‘Agent AA,’ the man, who is well known in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast, was said to have been the last person to handle the bomb before it was handed to IRA members Sean Kelly and Thomas Begley to be transported to Frizzell’s fish shop.”   First man on the scene of […]

Battle of the Bogside changed Northern Ireland forever

Posted By: August 12, 2019

Fifty years ago today, Northern Ireland descended into The Troubles when the three-day Battle of the Bogside began. Within days the British army was on the streets and west Belfast’s Bombay Street was in flames. Seamus McKinney reports on the seminal events half a century ago in Derry.Seamus McKinney. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, August 12, 2019On August 14, 1969, what became known […]

 “You can’t imagine how chaotic it was – insanity reigned”

Posted By: August 12, 2019

Now, 50 years on, while he bitterly regrets what followed, Mr. Melaugh has no doubt where the blame for what ensued lay; it was with unionist leaders who thought they could treat Catholics as lesser beings. Seamus McKinney. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, August 12, 2019While a small number of IRA men in Derry tried to take control during the Battle of the […]

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