“It was the beginning of the civil rights campaign proper – I helped change history”

Posted By: June 18, 2018

Austin Currie and Geraldine Gildernew reflect on what was achieved by the squat at Number 11 Kinnard ParkSeamus McKinney. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, June 17, 2018Austin Currie spoke at a housing conference – Housing Then and Now – organized to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Caledon protest at the Junction in Dungannon. Picture by Bill Smyth.Mary Teresa Goodfellow’s mother, Anne Gildernew […]

press complaint by Loughinisland suspect rejected

Posted By: June 16, 2018

Ronald Hawthorn was filmed by a private detective as part of the documentary No Stone Unturned and named as a suspect in the massacre John Monaghan. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, June 16, 2018 THE press regulator has rejected a complaint by a man named as a suspect in the Loughinisland massacre.Ronald Hawthorn claimed that a series of articles in The […]

50th anniversary of the protest that launched civil rights campaign

Posted By: June 14, 2018

Seamus McKinney. Irish News. Belast. Friday, June 15, 2018 The fiftieth anniversary of the “Caledon protest” which launched the civil rights campaign in Northern Ireland will be commemorated by former Stormont MP Austin Currie at a Dungannon conference today.On June 20, 1968, Mr. Currie, Patsy Gildernew (an uncle of Sinn Féin MP, Michele Gildernew) and County Tyrone farmer, the late Joe Campbell […]

north has ”huge racism problem”

Posted By: June 14, 2018

Irish News.Belfast.  Thursday, June 14, 2018 MORE than half of people in Northern Ireland would not willingly accept a Muslim as a relative through marriage, a new survey has found.Around 50 percent would also not accept a Muslim or a Traveller as a friend, according to figures on public attitudes.Amnesty International said the findings from the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey revealed […]

leo gives Arlene a lesson on how to be inclusive and welcoming to all

Posted By: June 14, 2018

Allison Morris. Irish News. Thursday, June 14, 2018 When DUP leader Arlene Foster congratulated Fermanagh’s footballers last week, it was an act of outreach that reminded me of that much talked about the speech she made in London in May.“Nationalism is by its nature narrow and exclusive”, she said. “Being a Unionist is the opposite. Unionism stands for pluralism […]

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