No Irish Need Apply – The actual signs and ads that vilified our Irish ancestors

Posted By: December 31, 2017

No Irish Need Apply – The actual signs and ads that vilified our Irish ancestors  Irish Central Staff. May 19, 2017, Slideshow documents the sad, discriminatory history of “No Irish Need Apply” signs in Boston – today home to a large, proud and successful Irish community. “No Irish Need Apply;” “No Irish Need Apply;” “No Irish […]

For their eyes only: the secret stories ministers don’t want you to read

Posted By: December 30, 2017

The list of documents from the National Archives lost, missing or held back from publication in 2017 reveals the strength of Whitehall’s aversion to opennessRichard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian. London. Friday, December 29, 2017. (Richard Norton-Taylor writes for the Guardian on defense and security).   At the turn of every year, hundreds of classified government documents are made available at the […]

Steven Travers Explains the Miami Band Massacre

Posted By: December 30, 2017

The Miami Showband killings was an attack by the Ulster Volunteer Force, a loyalist paramilitary group, on 31 July 1975. It took place on the A1 road at Buskhill in County Down, Northern Ireland. Wikipedia Here is the link to an interview with Steven Travers about the Miami Band Massacre .  

Margaret Thatcher outburst: ‘Where are the Irish living? They are going back to the Black and Tans… or is it 400 years ago?’

Posted By: December 30, 2017

Day Margaret Thatcher read the riot act to Charlie Haughey as extradition row poisoned relations between London and Dublin weeks after Enniskillen Poppy Day bombing.  Ralph Riegel. Belfast Telegraph.Friday, December 29, 2017 Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher subjected Taoiseach Charles Haughey to a furious tirade where she said she was “upset” and “very angry” over Irish moves on extradition.Secret files from 1987 revealed Mrs. […]

If you thought this year was bad, wait until you see 2018

Posted By: December 30, 2017

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast.  Saturday, December 30, 2017  While other newspapers provide a review of events during the past year, this column brings you the news headlines for 2018.JanuaryMarching season begins.Breakthrough in Stormont talks. Parties finally agree on something – that MLAs should be paid for doing nothing. Widespread street celebrations for Doing Nothing Agreement.Sinn Fein  denies it was […]

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