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Birmingham Six’s Paddy Hill said Dublin government abandoned them, reveal state papers

Posted By: December 29, 2017

  Paddy Hill (second left) pictured as the Birmingham Six left prison after their release    Ed Carty, Press Association. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, December 29, 2017 The Birmingham Six’s Paddy Hill accused successive Irish governments of abandoning them in their fight for freedom, newly declassified state papers have revealed. In a handwritten letter from […]

UVF told Charlie Haughey that MI5 ordered his assassination, state papers show

Posted By: December 29, 2017

Charles Haughey pictured addressing the Institute of Directors at the Europa Hotel in Belfast in 1990. Picture by Pacemaker   Ed Carty, Press Association. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, December 29, 2017 Charlie Haughey was warned by loyalist paramilitaries that MI5 ordered his assassination, declassified state papers have revealed. Records from his office while he was […]

Wiping History

Posted By: December 29, 2017

Mike Small. Bella Caledonia. Scotland.  Wednesday, December 27,  2017   “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists […]

Ready, steady… Election delayed further, this time as Fine Gael surges in the polls

Posted By: December 28, 2017

Frank Connolly.Village.Wednesday, December  20, 2017. The row over Brexit and the subsequent confusion over the legal status of the agreement made between the British government and EU negotiators on 8 December has overshadowed significant movement in the political dynamic involving the main political parties.After emerging somewhat battered and bruised from his ultimately futile defense of former Justice Minister, Frances Fitzgerald, the Fine Gael leader recovered […]

Lifting the siege: Unionism must change in order to survive

Posted By: December 28, 2017

The new unionism must be future-focused, open and welcoming – a warm house for allPhilip Smith. Irish Times. Dublin. Thursday, December 28, 2017.( Philip Smith is Ulster Unionist MLA for Strangford).A siege mentality. The cliche that for many encompasses the Unionist political psyche. To lift its siege and succeed in the long term, Unionism needs to change not only […]

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