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Slain priests’ courage worthy of remembrance

Posted By: August 27, 2017

Fr.. Patrick McCafferty. Letters to the Editor. Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, August 26,  2017In the community I serve as pastor, Corpus Christi Parish in west Belfast, the summer months of July and August mark the anniversaries of two profoundly traumatic events, 46 and 45 years ago respectively, that continue to cause pain, in 2017.On August 9, 1971, Fr. Hugh Mullan was shot […]

Declassified files: Catholic primate hoped that SDLP would defeat Sinn Fein

Posted By: August 27, 2017

“Further proof of what I said on Friday, August 25 — that the late Cardinal Daly, Primate of All Ireland— was a toady to the British Government. He had spent his life opposing Irish Republicanism and  Sinn Fein and collaborating with the British Government. He used to call Cardinal Tomas O’Fiach (behind his back, of […]

Another twist in Brexit mess.

Posted By: August 26, 2017

  Irish News Editorial. Belfast.Saturday, August 26, 2017 WHILE the selection process faced by Conservative MPs in the south of England would not usually attract undue wider attention, an intervention by a pro-Brexit group which was stepped up yesterday will certainly be followed closely on both sides of the Irish Sea.Theresa May’s administration has stumbled from one crisis to another while trying […]

Stormont needs surgery, not a sticking plaster

Posted By: August 26, 2017

Patrick MurphyBelfast. Saturday, August 26, 2017 TELL the truth: do you miss Stormont? I mean do you really miss it so much that you lie awake at night pining for its return? If you do, you are either an MLA or you need to get out more.The rest of us appear to be getting along fine without it. That does not mean […]

“Additionality” adds up to one for you, one for me

Posted By: August 26, 2017

The fact that an Ulster-Scots language does not exist is neither here nor there. Newton Emerson. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, August 26, 2017AS the Western world is gripped by statue-toppling hysteria, Northern Ireland turns out to be a beacon of reason amid the maelstrom.We have had the argument over contentious civic symbols before, obviously – in the main at local council level. Having […]

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