The RIC was never a normal police force; commemorating it would be a travesty

Posted By: January 13, 2020

  As a paramilitary force defending British rule, its officers were not innocent victims Brian Hanley. Irish Times. Dublin. Monday, January 13, 2020   John William Nixon was a career policeman. A native of Cavan, he joined the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1899, at the age of 22. Nixon served in Donegal, Antrim, Mayo, Fermanagh, […]

“The past is not going away in Northern Ireland”

Posted By: January 13, 2020

Being Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland sometimes felt like ‘trench warfare’ Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor. Irish Times. Belfast. Saturday, January 11, 2019 During his seven years as the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Michael Maguire managed to find time to write a book. “It’s a political thriller involving corruption among businessmen, politicians and police officers,” […]

Ex-British PM John Major shelved Famine commemoration

Posted By: January 13, 2020

  Plan to mark 150th anniversary cancelled over fears of debate concerning UK apology Shane Hickey in London. Irish Times. London. Monday, January 13, 2020   Former British prime minister John Major stepped in to stop plans for a service commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Irish Famine in 1996 amid fears it would ignite […]


Posted By: January 12, 2020

“Ireland, too, has the right to be One Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” This Petition is entrusted to you—as it is to me— as a sacred trust. We must get many thousands to sign it—it’s the least any concerned person can do. It is free, just click and sign— is our duty and our honor to play […]

Deal done, the work begins

Posted By: January 11, 2020

John Manley.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, January 11, 2020A new Stormont executive will be appointed today after the DUP and Sinn Féin backed the two governments’ New Decade, New Approach agreement.MLAs will gather in the chamber at Parliament Buildings for the first time in three years to elect a first minister and deputy first minister alongside other executive ministers.The DUP is expected to nominate […]

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