British soldiers waterboarded a west Belfast man, court told

Posted By: January 11, 2022

Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, January 11, 2022. Paratroopers allegedly used waterboarding torture techniques against a west Belfast man in obtaining a false confession to killing a British soldier, the High Court has been told. Liam Holden also claimed he was hooded and had a gun pointed at his head before wrongly admitting to shooting Private […]

DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson  claims a Sinn Féin first minister would be a problem for unionists; last week he said people should not be talking about Irish unity

Posted By: January 09, 2022

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Susan McKay—from a Unionist/Protestant background in Northern Ireland—is one of the most important and incisive writers on Northern Ireland. Members of Congress will greatly benefit from reading her articles.” —Fr. Sean McManus  North’s politics take a dark turn in sectarian directionIs Donaldson’s electoral strategy based on re-igniting […]

Amnesty can’t proceed—Labor

Posted By: January 07, 2022

James Ward. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, January 7, 2022 PLANS to introduce an amnesty on Troubles-era prosecutions have not gathered enough support to “proceed legitimately, ”Labour has told the government. Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Kyle has written to his counterpart, Brandon Lewis, calling on him to abandon the proposals and find […]

2022 will bring the North’s inevitable disappearance closer

Posted By: January 05, 2022

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, January 5, 2022 Leo Varadkar will replace Micheál Martin as Taoiseach in December, as Mary Lou McDonald’s Sinn Féin continues to outperform both Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil in the polls It’s tempting but foolhardy to make predictions in the first days of a new year. Nevertheless, it’s natural […]

Irish becomes an EU official language

Posted By: January 01, 2022

Marie Louise McConville. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, January 1, 2022 IRISH today becomes an official language of the EU. The move marks the end of the derogation process, which had been in place since 2007 and which limited the amount of material published in Irish by the EU institutions. Now, all documents published by […]

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