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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 […]

IRISH PETITION

Posted By: January 12, 2020

“Ireland, too, has the right to be One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” This Petition is entrusted to you—as it is to me— as a sacred trust. We must get many thousands to sign it—it’s the least any concerned person can do. It is free, just click and sign—http://chng.it/8kvvrmrrIt is our duty and our honor to play […]

Deal done, the work begins

Posted By: January 11, 2020

John Manley.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, January 11, 2020A new Stormont executive will be appointed today after the DUP and Sinn Féin backed the two governments’ New Decade, New Approach agreement.MLAs will gather in the chamber at Parliament Buildings for the first time in three years to elect a first minister and deputy first minister alongside other executive ministers.The DUP is expected to nominate […]

Black and Tans: “Half-drunk, whole-mad” and one-fifth Irish

Posted By: January 11, 2020

  Diarmaid Ferriter: The terrorizing Black and Tans had no monopoly on brutality in 1920 Diarmaid Ferriter. Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, January 4, 2020 (Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD and an Irish Times columnist) Black & Tans guarding Dublin street after a shooting on Gloucester Road.     One of […]

Sinn Féin to re-enter power-sharing in Northern Ireland

Posted By: January 10, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald said the party is ‘ready to do business’ and get back to workFreya McClements, Vivienne Clarke, Jennifer Bray.Irish Times. Dublin. Friday, January 10, 2020 Sinn Fein’s Ard Comhairle has taken the decision to re-enter the power-sharing institutions and to nominate ministers to the power-sharing executive in Northern Ireland, the party’s president Mary Lou McDonald has told reporters at a […]

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