IRA’s ‘Johnston’s Motor Car’ made famous by The Dubliners found in Donegal after almost 100 years

Posted By: June 07, 2019

Seamus McKinney. Irish News. Friday, June 7, 2019 Cathal McHugh believes he has found the last remaining parts of the legendary Johnston’s Motor Car, which was commandeered by the IRA to transport guns during the War of Independence. Picture by Margaret McLaughlinTHE remnants of a legendary car used by the IRA in the War of Independence and immortalized in the song […]

 Departure of Gerry Adams has damaged Sinn Féin in electoral term

Posted By: June 03, 2019

Deaglán de Bréadún. Irish News. Monday, June 3, 2019The big news stories out of the European and local elections south of the border were, of course, the rise in support for the Green Party and the decline of Sinn Féin.It is worth recalling how, back in 2007, the Greens became minority partners in a coalition with Fianna Fáil, but in […]

Being ‘too clever by half’ is occupational hazard for many clever writers

Posted By: June 02, 2019

Letters to Editor. Irish News. Belfast. Published Monday, June 3, 2019 I always read Patrick Murphy’s column. He is a very clever writer but in some instances, he may be ‘too clever by half’ which could be the occupational hazard of clever writers.I refer to his column ‘Time to decide if we want religious belief to take precedence over democracy’ (May 25). He begins […]


Posted By: June 01, 2019



Posted By: May 29, 2019

Léargas by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams Thursday, May 23, 2019 Mise agus John Hume Seamus Mallon was never a big fan of the Hume-Adams talks. In 1985 Fr. Alex Reid – the Sagart – tried on at least three occasions to organize a meeting between me and Mr. Mallon. He delayed and delayed. Despite further […]

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