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Carson Declares War

Posted By: July 13, 2019

 On This Day [in Irish history]The Irish News, July 13, 1919 Eamon Phoenix. Irish News. Saturday, July 13, 2019             The Twelfth of July demonstration in Belfast on Saturday was the most ambitious effort at pageantry which the Orange institution has made since the outbreak of the war, and no effort was spared by the organizer […]

Boris Johnson’s pledge on forces “amnesty” should come as no surprise

Posted By: July 13, 2019

Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson has promised to deal with the prosecution of former soldiers  Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 13, 2019IT is widely recognized that Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson likes to be all things to all people.He says things he doesn’t mean and makes promises he has no intention of […]

Little to choose between Tory leadership contenders in sham fight

Posted By: July 13, 2019

Patrick Murphy.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 13, 2019 The most appropriate setting for the Tory leadership contest might be at today’s sham fight in Scarva. Despite the bluster between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt over who should be Britain’s next prime minister, there is essentially no political difference between them. Their protracted debates and campaigns […]

Sinn Féin: Johnson’s Troubles troops vow “offensive”

Posted By: July 13, 2019

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 13, 2019TORY leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson’s pledge to end “unfair trials” of former British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland has been criticized as “highly offensive” by Sinn Féin.In The Sun, Mr. Johnson said: “We need to end unfair trials of people who served their queen and country when no new evidence has […]

Events to remember 50th anniversary of first person killed in Troubles in 1969

Posted By: July 13, 2019

 Francie McCloskey was the first person to be killed in the Troubles in 1969 Connla Young. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 13, 2019 THE death 50 years ago of Francie McCloskey – the first victim of the Troubles that broke out in 1969 – is to be marked by a series of events in Dungiven, Co Derry this […]

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