Historian Michael McCann on setting the record straight about 1969 Belfast riots with Burnt Out: How The Troubles Began

Posted By: February 15, 2019

  In his new book Burnt Out: How The Troubles Began, historian Michael McCann gathers over 30 eyewitness accounts of the sectarian violence which erupted in Belfast and Derry’s Bogside during the summer of 1969. The Belfast man spoke to David Roy about highlighting state and Unionist culpability in the “birth” of the Troubles David Roy. Irish News.Thursday, February14, 2019 Michael McCann’s new book Burnt […]

Churchill ‘villain’ comment sparks furious reaction

Posted By: February 15, 2019

    Andrew Woodcock and Shaun Connolly, Press Association. Irish News. Friday, February 15, 2019 Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has stood by his description of Sir Winston Churchill as a “villain.”   The Labor heavyweight made the comment in response to a sequence of quick-fire questions in an interview with Politico streamed live on the […]

Anger at PSNI failure to pass over information on murders

Posted By: February 15, 2019

RISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Today’s Briefing contains further disturbing exposure of what some might see as more police coverup and collusion in Northern Ireland/The North:’Mr. Maguire [police Ombudsman], who is due to retire in July, has said the results of a probe over the murder of 17-year-old Damien Walsh by the UFF […]

Marriage guidance counseling is not going to save the Stormont relationship

Posted By: February 14, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   “Members of Congress will find this article from today’s Irish News of Belfast (February 15, 2019) useful in understanding the details that led to the collapse of the Stormont Assembly. The article clearly documents the failures of the DUP: ‘The truth is the DUP […]

Pat Finucane assassinated thirty years ago

Posted By: February 13, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus Irish Echo. New York. Tuesday,  February 12, 2019Attorney Pat Finucane was assassinated in his Belfast home thirty years ago today.Yesterday, Geraldine Finucane and members of her family were scheduled to meet Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Dublin.What’s not on any schedule is a court hearing for […]

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