Have they been had?

Posted By: January 15, 2020

    Financial vagueness in the deal shows the executive will not be trusted   Brian Feeney. Irish Times. Belfast. Wednesday, January 15, 2020   Have they been had? Boris Johnson blew in with Storm Brendan on Monday and flew out again as the storm abated, puffing, blowing and blustering, but in Johnson’s case leaving […]

McManus and McCord team up again

Posted By: January 14, 2020

January 13, 2020    By Irish Echo Staff   Raymond McCord Sr. and Fr. Sean McManus in front of the White House in 2009. By Irish Echo Staff During the week of Sunday, February 9 to Saturday, February 15 the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus is sponsoring, for the third time, a visit of the Northern […]

The RIC was never a normal police force; commemorating it would be a travesty

Posted By: January 13, 2020

  As a paramilitary force defending British rule, its officers were not innocent victims Brian Hanley. Irish Times. Dublin. Monday, January 13, 2020   John William Nixon was a career policeman. A native of Cavan, he joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1899, at the age of 22. Nixon served in Donegal, Antrim, Mayo, Fermanagh, […]

“The past is not going away in Northern Ireland”

Posted By: January 13, 2020

Being Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland sometimes felt like ‘trench warfare’ Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor. Irish Times. Belfast. Saturday, January 11, 2019 During his seven years as the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Michael Maguire managed to find time to write a book. “It’s a political thriller involving corruption among businessmen, politicians and police officers,” […]

Ex-British PM John Major shelved Famine commemoration

Posted By: January 13, 2020

  Plan to mark 150th anniversary cancelled over fears of debate concerning UK apology Shane Hickey in London. Irish Times. London. Monday, January 13, 2020   Former British prime minister John Major stepped in to stop plans for a service commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine in 1996 amid fears it would ignite […]

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