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Ballymurphy Massacre Inquests Day April 11, 2019

Posted By: April 12, 2019

The court was just sitting in the afternoon and was scheduled to hear evidence from one witness M506 a private soldier in 2 Para who was stationed in Vere Foster School. The coroner had granted M506 anonymity and screening from the public, but as with other military witnesses the coroner Justice Keegan has granted permission […]

Blaney: “Dismantle Partition”

Posted By: April 11, 2019

On This Day [in Irish History] Irish News, April 11, 1969 Eamon Phoenix.Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, April 11, 2019            A beginning could be made in dismantling the partition of Ireland by the setting up of a Federal Council for the whole country, sitting possibly in Armagh. So said Mr. Neil Blaney, [Irish] Minister for Agriculture, in […]

The Good Friday Agreement is in bad shape on its 21st birthday

Posted By: April 10, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   “Columnist Brian Feeney is not able to wish the Good Friday Agreement a Happy 21st Birthday.  Indeed, he thinks the Agreement is sadly on life support. And after the London government, he points the finger at not only the Dublin government but also that […]

Florida Irish Activist Shawn Sidway Latest Recipient of Irish American Peace Prize

Posted By: April 10, 2019

CAPITOL HILL. Tuesday, April 9, 2019—— A dedicated Irish Activist from the state of Florida has been presented with the Irish American Peace Prize. Appropriately enough, the Prize was presented in front of the Rayburn House Office Building, where recipient Shawn Sidway had been lobbying. Among the offices, he visited was that of Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL), the […]

“Officer suggested planting bullets on injured people”

Posted By: April 10, 2019

Staff Reporter. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, April 10, 2019 A British army officer suggested planting bullets in the pockets of some of those wounded during the Ballymurphy shootings, an inquest heard yesterday.The claim was made by former army medic Nigel Mumford who was attached to the Second Battalion of the Parachute Regiment during theshootings in the west Belfast estate in August […]

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