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Many civil rights histories will be bu

Posted By: August 18, 2018

Not all accounts of the history of the Civil Rights Association can be equally trustedPatrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast.August 18, 2018. HENRY Ford nearly had a point when he said that history was bunk. He might have more reasonably suggested that only some versions of it are.This week we witnessed some selective bunk and there is probably more to […]

Radio host traces footsteps of civil rights movement

Posted By: August 18, 2018

Suzanne McGonagle. Irish News.Belfast. Saturday, August 18, 2018CO Tyrone radio host Lynette Fay has followed “in the footsteps” of those involved in Northern Ireland’s first civil rights march for a documentary to mark its 50th anniversary.Born in Dungannon a decade after the events of August 24, 1968, Ms. Fay looks back on the march and the actions which made history that […]

DUP won’t meet Pope

Posted By: August 18, 2018

  IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to the U.S. Congress by Irish National Caucus  “ God help the poor North. Neither one of the two main Unionist/Loyalist/Protestant parties in Northern Ireland will attend a civic reception for Pope Francis in Dublin. See below article from today’s Irish News of Belfast Arlene Foster, leader of the DUP,  will […]

McGurk’s Bar campaigner challenges Drew Harris Garda appointment in Dublin court

Posted By: August 18, 2018

Ciaran MacAirt has brought the court challenge. Aodhan O Faolain. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday,  August 18, 2018  A relative of a woman killed in one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles has brought a court challenge in Dublin aimed at preventing the appointment of PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Drew Harris as the next Garda Commissioner.Ciaran MacAirt’s grandmother Kathleen Irvine was one […]

Northern Ireland “power couple” says peace has come, not reconciliation

Posted By: August 16, 2018

“A long-standing conviction some Protestants have that Catholics are non-believers is still “very strong” in Northern Ireland, both said, and continues to fuel ‘anti-Catholic attitudes, which still are very much drivers of politics,’ even if it has ‘mellowed fairly significantly in our lifetimes.’”  Inés San Martín.Rome Bureau Chief.  Crux. Denver. Colorado.Aug 15, 2018 BELFAST – While everyone in Northern Ireland in […]

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