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Inability to deal with past is one of peace process’s greatest failings

Posted By: October 19, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “This quote from today’s Irish News of Belfast makes chilling reading: ‘And all while [ Haggarty was] working as an RUC Special Branch informer alongside Mark Haddock, another agent who led the ragtag gang of murderers, almost all of whom were in the pay of the State.’ What an appalling […]

“This development in the Haggarty case is being seen as another defeat for human rights and justice—and another massive cover-up

Posted By: October 19, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   “This development in the Haggarty case is being seen as another defeat for human rights and justice—and another massive cover-up of police/security collusion.  However, Raymond McCord, a Belfast Protestant, bravely continues the good fight. Reconciliation is at its truest and best when  Protestants and Catholics (Unionists/Loylists-Nationalists/Republicans) […]

Sectarianism is the flip side of racism coin

Posted By: October 19, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus  Fr. Sean McManus. Letters to the Editor. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, October 19, 2017 When I read Jack Duffin’s letter ‘”ectarianism can never be treated if not properly diagnosed’ (October 9), I automatically thought of the statement by African-American writer and social critic James Baldwin (1924-1987): ‘Not everything that is faced can […]

Newton’s law of physics, DUP-style

Posted By: October 18, 2017

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, October 18, 2017, column FM News It turns out the DUP’s Robin Newton was a quantum adviser to what is euphemistically described as ‘the UDA-linked Charter NI’.He’s living (or dead?) proof of Erwin Schrödinger’s Cat conjecture in which the cat could be either alive or dead or both, but you wouldn’t […]

Taoiseach criticized for not defending “right” to pursue reunification

Posted By: October 18, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by the Irish National Caucus “The Good Friday Agreement guarantees the right to achieve a United Ireland with a simple majority. No Dublin politician can come along years later and arbitrarily try to change the rules. …’No man shall have the right to fix the boundary to the march of a […]

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