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Musician turned reconciliation campaigner, Stephen Travers will visit Derry next Thursday as part of his ongoing efforts to help heal some of the wounds opened during the recent conflict.

Posted By: May 13, 2018

Kevin Mullan. Derry Journal. Saturday, May 12, 2018 Mr. Travers will join Archdeacon Robert Miller, the Anglican Rector of Christ Church, Culmore, Muff, and St. Peter’s in the city, in conversation at the Holywell Trust building in Bishop Street at 7.30 p.m. “I campaign for reconciliation but, having been bombed and shot with a dum-dum […]

Investigations into the Troubles are vital – and that includes ex-soldiers

Posted By: May 13, 2018

A statute of limitations for state actors would be a de facto amnesty for all involved in past killings in Northern Ireland. Kieran McEvoy.The Guardian. Friday, May 11,  2018  “Betrayal of our soldiers – again!”. This was the Daily Mail’s front-page headline on the reported cabinet splits over plans to omit a statute of limitations for former soldiers from proposed […]

England’s difficulty is Europe’s opportunity

Posted By: May 12, 2018

Patrick Murphy.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, May 12, 2018Oh good, the French are back. In a modern re-enactment of 1798, the Irish are again celebrating the arrival of a French fleet to support the struggle against the accursed British.Well, this time it is not really a fleet, just Michel Barnier, a former conservative French cabinet minister who has come to help us rise up […]

Consultation on Troubles legacy opens

Posted By: May 11, 2018

David Young, Press Association. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, May 11, 2018The British government has formally unveiled a long-delayed consultation on proposals to deal with the toxic legacy of the Troubles, amid a political row over the exclusion of an amnesty for security force members.The four-month public consultation will seek to canvass views on a series of new mechanisms to investigate, […]

Consequences of Theresa May’s actions will be felt long after she’s vacated Number 10

Posted By: May 11, 2018

It looks like the legacy issue is back on iceJohn Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, May 11, 2018ALMOST a quarter of a century on from the IRA’s 1994 ceasefire, the legacy of the Troubles remains as toxic as ever.It is generally accepted there will never be an agreed narrative about the conflict but even efforts to move towards some […]

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