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 […]

British always treated Irish with contempt say top Irish ex-ambassadors

Posted By: August 11, 2019

IrishCentral Staff@IrishCentral. Saturday, August  10, 2019Irish ex-diplomats say Britain has never taken Irish issues seriously. Getty ImagesAs concerns grow of a no-deal Brexit, an Irish ex-diplomat has said issues Britain would normally take seriously are “disregarded if it comes with an Irish label.”Former Irish diplomat Séan Ó hUigínn served as joint secretary of the British-Irish Secretariat in Belfast; led the […]

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