How Terence MacSwiney’s death led to estrangement between his wife and daughter

Posted By: October 25, 2020

  Mother and daughter, Muriel and Máire MacSwiney, did not speak for 50 years   Terence MacSwiney, the Republican martyr, became an enduring symbol of self-sacrifice and stoicism even before he died on hunger strike 100 years ago. Ronan Mc Greevy. Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, October 24, 2020   Terence MacSwiney, the Republican martyr, became […]

Border poll deniers – like the Taoiseach – are no friends to the democratic process

Posted By: October 24, 2020

 Matina Devlin. Irish Independent. Dublin. Saturday, October 24, 2020‘Border poll deniers” were cited by a prominent political figure yesterday, who suggested a referendum on Irish unity was inevitable and preparations should be made to argue one’s case. Was it Micheál Martin, leader of Fianna Fáil – ”the Republican Party”? Not a chance of that in […]

Just weeks away, the Irish Sea border is going to hit our pockets – but also reshape the Union

Posted By: October 24, 2020

For many people in Northern Ireland, Brexit remains an amorphous concept removed from their daily lives, while the looming Irish Sea border seems at worst a bureaucratic problem for haulage companies and port operators …. Belfast Port is one of the sites at which border control posts are about to be erected – with huge financial and constitutional implications. […]

Taoiseach pledges €500m to build and enhance cross-border projects

Posted By: October 23, 2020

Mary Lou McDonald said she was disappointed that taoiseach failed to address Irish unity.   John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, October 23, 2020 THE TAOISEACH yesterday pledged €500 million of what he insists is new money to build and enhance cross-border projects over the next five years. The announcement of fresh ring-fenced funding came […]

Outspoken farmer steeped in Paisleyite politics no stranger to controversy

Posted By: October 19, 2020

      “Steeped in traditional Paisleyite politics, Mr. Poots’s father Charlie was a close associate of the former first minister [the late Rev. Ian Paisley] and a founding member of the DUP. He died earlier this year aged 90 at the height of the first coronavirus lockdown. Charlie Poots was also outspoken, stating at […]

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