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Irish famine-era film “Black 47” a hit at Berlin Film Festival

Posted By: February 18, 2018

James O’Shea. Irish Central. February 18, 2018Variety, the bible of Hollywood publications, has given Black 47 the first ever movie set in Famine times in Ireland a rave review.The movie has opened to critical acclaim at the Berlin Film Festival and is expected on general release shortly.Variety critic Jessica Kiang writes that Irish director Lance Daly “brings menace and power to a lean revenge Western that does overdue cinematic […]

Sectarianism stifles politics in north

Posted By: February 18, 2018

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, February 17, 2018Question: when is an agreement not an agreement? Answer: when the DUP leadership realizes it has gone too far ahead of its members. That, dear reader, explains why the Stormont talks collapsed.Last Saturday a well-placed source close to the DUP assured me that a deal would be signed on Monday, pending approval by […]

Jamie Bryson’s invitation to Commons “risks devolution”

Posted By: February 17, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “’ Mr. Bryson …  has described himself as opposed to the peace process, described the UVF as “patriots” and has referred to the Pope as “the Antichrist” on social media.’ In a previous post, I explained the historical fact that  in 1920 Northern Ireland had been created  TO BE  anti-Irish and anti-Catholic. … […]

DUP wobble strengthens SF

Posted By: February 16, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by the Irish National Caucus It is surely hard to fault the logic and common sense in this Editorial from the Irish News of Belfast.And— it is must be added— it is perfectly clear that extreme Unionists do not want to accept equality or show respect towards the Irish language, which […]

Foster’s position much weakened

Posted By: February 15, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus English and Irish newspapers put blame squarely on DUP… So, too, must the US Congress. Foster’s position much weakened Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Thursday, February 15, 2018 In the space of less than a week, the Stormont talks process has been surrounded by contrasting periods of considerable […]

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