Don’t even feel a bit sorry for Theresa May

Posted By: March 17, 2019

Fintan O’Toole. Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, March 16, 2019The British prime minister doesn’t cut it as a tragic figure. Instead, stuck in Brexit chaos partly of her own making, she has had the overweening ambition of a mini-MacbethTheresa May always made much of her devotion to the cricketer Geoffrey Boycott. She campaigned unsuccessfully for the former England and Yorkshire batsman to […]

Why real Irish-American history is not taught in schools

Posted By: March 17, 2019

  Bill Bigelow @IrishCentral. March 17, 2019 A family who’ve been evicted from their home in Ireland by the British. NLI Sadly, today’s corporate textbook-producers are no more interested in feeding student curiosity about the poverty and inequality that drove the famine than were British landlords interested in feeding Irish peasants “Wear green on St. […]

It’s no longer unacceptable to [dislike] the English in Ireland 

Posted By: March 16, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   “The recklessness of Brexit wreaks havoc in every direction, poisoning the body politic, and pulling scabs off old wounds. The surge of right-wing English nationalism that animates Brexit has never given a thought to Ireland, North or South—and certainly not to the idea of The Beloved […]

After 47 years, the British government is still covering up for Bloody Sunday

Posted By: March 16, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Bloody Sunday was  about the murderous strategy of British Government to militarize the situation:to drive the massive Civil Rights Movement off the streets; to twist  the issue from being  about justice and equality into one of fighting terrorism; and to portray the murderous British Army […]

 Disappointing for Bloody Sunday relatives but they will press on

Posted By: March 15, 2019

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast.Friday, March 15, 2019.  LONG before they went on the rampage in Derry in January 1972 the British army’s Parachute Regiment had established its infamous reputation in Belfast, not least in the murderous events in Ballymurphy in August 1971.The Paras were a byword for savagery, brutality, stupidity, and provocation. They inflicted gratuitous violence on passers-by in the streets, smashed […]

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