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Irish American Peace Prize

Posted By: June 20, 2019

                                                Barbara Flaherty, Mattie Reilly, Bob Bateman, and Fr. Sean McManus  CAPITOL HILL. Thursday, June 20, 2019—Two long-time campaigners for unity, justice, and peace in Ireland—all 32 Counties, of course—are the most recent recipients […]

A Johnson premiership will not be the DUP’s finest hour

Posted By: June 20, 2019

Party’s real decision is where to position itself in relation to frontrunner’s Brexit strategyNewton Emerson. Irish Times. Dublin. Thursday, June 13, 2019.No candidate for the Conservative leadership can govern without the DUP. That bald fact of parliamentary arithmetic is not receiving the attention it deserves, even in Northern Ireland. Perhaps it is just too exhausting to contemplate in these endlessly complicated […]

Travel guide got it right on loyalist murals

Posted By: June 20, 2019

  Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, June 19, 2019  Shock, horror, sensation! Someone wrote what’s staring everyone in the face about Belfast’s murals.Fodor’s Travel Guide wrote that murals in Protestant areas like the Newtownards Road and the Shankill “sometimes look like war comics without the humor.”  On the other hand, murals in Catholic districts are ‘wildly romantic’ and express ‘themes […]

BALLYMURPHY PRECEDENCE–PULITZER CENTER REVIEW

Posted By: June 18, 2019

https://pulitzercenter.org/blog/filmmaker-shares-thoughts-after-us-premiere-ballymurphy-precedent   Filmmaker Shares Thoughts After U.S. Premiere of ‘The Ballymurphy Precedent’ June 17, 2019 | General news BY DAN HAVERTY [The back of Fr. McManus’ head and Barbara Flaherty’s head are in the foreground, Irish National Caucus.] Film director Callum Macrae speaks with Pulitzer Center Contributing Editor Kem Sawyer. Image by Dan Haverty. Washington, D.C., 2019. […]

Carson was hoodwinked by Tories… his words should be nailed to DUP HQ

Posted By: June 17, 2019

  Conservative hardliners are not interested in NI; their mission is to get BoJo into Number 10   Alban Maginness . Belfast Telegraph. April 3 2019   Sir Edward Carson, reflecting on the struggle against Home Rule and the partitioning of Ireland, ruefully stated: “I was only a puppet, and so was Ulster, and so […]

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