Amazing Grace written after author landed safe in Donegal after shipwreck

Posted By: April 19, 2020

  IrishCentral Staff @IrishCentral  April 19, 2020 Although everyone knows this beautiful, uplifting hymn, Amazing Grace, not many people know its Irish origins. The haunting hymn Amazing Grace was penned by the anti-slavery advocate John Newton when he landed in Donegal, safe, having survived a shipwreck. His arrival on Irish shores marked the beginning of his […]

We are definitely not all in this together, as the disadvantaged know only too well

Posted By: April 18, 2020

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, April 18, 2020Political leaders tend not to know much about public health.If they did, they would stop spreading the myth during the coronavirus pandemic that we are all in this together. We are not.A basic law in public health states that pre-existing social conditions tend to get worse during and […]

Dublin coalition aims to neutralize Sinn Fein by stealing most of its policies

Posted By: April 18, 2020

Newton Emerson. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, April 18, 2020In some welcome good news, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have ended the 98-year-long Irish civil war by proposing their first formal coalition. This aims to neutralize Sinn Féin by stealing most of its policies, which should give the SDLP a grim chuckle.Among those policies, Sinn Féin’s planned united Ireland unit within the […]


Posted By: April 17, 2020

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The British were wrong on coronavirus and the unionist parties were wrong to follow them

Posted By: April 16, 2020

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast.Wednesday, April 15, 2020On Monday Bernard Jenkin, right-wing Tory Brexiteer joined a cross-party group of MPs asking for the return of Parliament.He said it’s needed because ‘proper, considered, penetrating, constructive scrutiny does really matter.’ He added, ‘this crisis calls for candor and transparency; that’s what speeds up the learning process, leading to better decisions and […]

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