Memoirs - Mac Ireland

Academic in call for clarity on Border Poll

    John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, December 19, 2020   A key figure in the Ireland’s Future movement has challenged the secretary of state to spell out the circumstances under which he will call a Border Poll.   Colin Harvey has also asked Brandon Lewis if he is prepared to hold a referendum […]

Twenty years on, it is time to take a fresh look at the PSNI   Denis Bradley. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, December 4, 2020   A few months ago, I took part in a review of how the PSNI had policed Covid.   It didn’t take me long to say that God would find Covid […]

The GAA marked the centenary of the Bloody Sunday massacre with a series of tributes across Ireland over the weekend.

Brendan Gleeson delivers stirring oration at Croke Park for Bloody Sunday centenary Shane O’Brien @shamob96 Irish Central Nov 23, 2020   Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, pictured here in April 2018. GETTY IMAGES Irish actor Brendan Gleeson paid a touching tribute to the victims of the Bloody Sunday massacre as part of the GAA’s commemorations for […]


Paul Robeson version of Kevin Barry BalLad ************************************************************************************************** NOVEMBER 1, 1920 ************************************************** On This Day [in Irish history] Irish News, November 2, 1920 Kevin Barry Hanged Eamon Phoenix. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, November 2, 2020   Kevin Gerald Barry, the 18- year old medical student who was sentenced to death by court martial on […]

Time to push for an Irish unity poll, says Mary Lou McDonald

Mary Lou McDonald believes there is a growing appetite for a united Ireland in Northern Ireland. Shane O’Brien@shamob96 Irish Central. Friday, October 2, 2020 Mary Lou McDonald, the president of Sinn Féin, has said that Ireland needs to start pressuring the British Government for a referendum on Irish unity after she claimed that British Prime […]

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