Gerry Adams ruling will have far-reaching consequences

Posted By: May 14, 2020

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, May 14, 2020YESTERDAY’S decision by the British Supreme Court declaring Gerry Adams’s internment in 1973 unlawful and quashing his subsequent convictions for attempting to escape will have far-reaching consequences.First, for Adams himself it means vindication: he now has a clear record and, secondly, he can claim compensation for unlawful imprisonment.However, on a wider front, the decision […]

Hundreds of former internees could get payouts

Posted By: May 14, 2020

Allison Morris.Irish News.Belfast. Thursday, May 14, 2020HUNDREDS of internment cases are set to be quashed, with millions of pounds in compensation expected to be paid following yesterday’s Supreme Court judgment in favor of Gerry Adams.Judges ruled that the former Sinn Féin leader’s detention was unlawful, because the interim custody order (ICO) used to detain him in July 1973 was not authorized by Willie […]

As Brexit deadline approaches, Arlene Foster’s position is totally confused

Posted By: May 13, 2020

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday,  May 13, 2020 Brexit hasn’t gone away you know, though some people – strangely Brexiteers – think the Covid-19 pandemic has made it vanish. The chair of the Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Committee is one. OK, so you’ve never heard of him and he knows nothing about Ireland, but […]


Posted By: May 12, 2020

“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives,  and the dream shall never die.” IRISH PETITION “Ireland, too, has the right to be One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”         We can, very properly, apply that famous quote, above, of Teddy Kennedy to the Irish Cause, which […]

Dublin has been socially distancing from The North long before coronavirus

Posted By: May 11, 2020

Chris Donnelly. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, May 11, 2020 The failure of the Irish government to inform the Stormont Executive of the details of its lockdown exit plan before announcing them to the public should not come as any surprise.By their words and deeds, it has been painfully apparent for a long time that there is no desire amongst the established political […]

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