Irish language skills of First World War soldiers from loyalist heartland revealed

Posted By: December 31, 2021   Many of the gaeilgeoiri from inner east Belfast who fought in the First World War were Protestant       David Young, PA. Irish News. Belfast.Thursday, December 30, 2021.   Researchers studying the backgrounds of First World War soldiers from a part of Belfast traditionally associated with loyalism have discovered that 74 of them were […]

Irish officials feared “bloody-minded element” in Britain would stall peace process

Posted By: December 28, 2021

British diplomat was told they seemed to share unionist suspicions about nationalists Harry McGee Political Correspondent. Irish Times. Dublin. Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Irish officials became increasingly frustrated at negativity and foot-dragging by the British government following the announcement of the IRA ceasefire in August 1994 describing its deliberately sluggish response as “bloody-minded”. A senior […]

Tanaiste urges Fine Gael to start working toward Irish unification

Posted By: December 22, 2021

Leo Varadkar told the Fine Gael Ard Fheis that “no one group can have a veto” on whether or not a united Ireland can happen.  Kerry O’Shea@kerry_oshea   Irish Central. Jun 16, 2021. Ireland’s Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said this week that he believes a united Ireland can happen in his lifetime and that Fine Gael should […]

Claire Cronin confirmed as the next US Ambassador to Ireland

Posted By: December 21, 2021

  Massachusetts native Claire Cronin will become the 25th US Ambassador to Ireland, and the first female to hold the role in more than 20 years.   Kerry O’Shea.  Irish Central. New York City. Dec 20, 2021 Claire Cronin has been confirmed by the US Senate to be the next US Ambassador to […]

PSNI decision on Hooded Men wrong – UK Supreme Court

Posted By: December 19, 2021     By Conor Macauley Northern Correspondent. Irish Times. Dublin. Wednesday, December 15, 2021. The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the PSNI was wrong not to investigate allegations of torture used against the ‘Hooded Men’ 50 years ago. It said the 2014 decision had been based on a “seriously flawed” report and ought to […]

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