Memoirs - Mac Ireland

“I hated all Irish people”

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, July 5, 2018Julie Hambleton and her mother Margaret Smith as families of some the 21 victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings visit Belfast on Wednesday.Margaret Smith mother of Maxine Hambleton as representative of the 21 victims of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings visit Belfast.Picture by Hugh Russell.Maxine Hambleton (18) who died in the 1974 Birmingham […]

Court rejects bid to force the UK into policy on Ireland border referendum

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus Victims campaigner to appeal the judgmentVictims campaigner Raymond McCord, Sr.Alan Erwin. Belfast Telegraph.Thursday, June 28, 2018A victims campaigner has lost his legal battle to have the British Government compelled to put in place a policy for holding a border poll in Northern Ireland.Lawyers for Raymond McCord […]

Taoiseach accuses Sinn Féin of “almost trying to undermine confidence” in new Garda Commissioner

Drew HarrisCormac McQuinn. Irish Independent. Dublin. Wednesday, June 27, 2018The Taoiseach has accused Sinn Féin’s position on the appointment of a new Garda Commissioner of being “almost in the space of trying to undermine confidence” in him before he’s even taken up office.Leo Varadkar told the Dáil that he is “disappointed” with the rival party’s approach after Sinn Féin leader Mary […]

“It was the beginning of the civil rights campaign proper – I helped change history”

Austin Currie and Geraldine Gildernew reflect on what was achieved by the squat at Number 11 Kinnard ParkSeamus McKinney. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, June 17, 2018Austin Currie spoke at a housing conference – Housing Then and Now – organized to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Caledon protest at the Junction in Dungannon. Picture by Bill Smyth.Mary Teresa Goodfellow’s mother, Anne Gildernew […]

Fire service requests to move pyre, amid safety fears, refused: report reveals

Brendan Hughes. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, June 11, 2018Loyalist bonfire builders refused a plea from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) to move a pyre away from gas mains, it can be revealed.Eleventh Night bonfires were also built beside electricity substations, telephone junction boxes, and homes, inspection reports uncovered by The Irish News show.The reports highlight the scale of safety […]

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