Memoirs - Mac Ireland

How Brexit revived the nationalist dream of a “united Ireland”

This week’s abortion vote and the rise of nationalist leader Mary Lou McDonald show how fast Ireland is changingDanielle Ryan. Salon. Sunday, May 27, 2018It would be a most historic irony if Brexit — the United Kingdom’s push for separation from the European Union — inadvertently led to the reunification of Ireland, separated by British-imposed partition almost 100 years ago.But […]

Troubles investigations into British Army are unfair, says Theresa May

Dan O’Donoghue and Harriet Line, Press Association. Irish News.Belfast.Wednesday, May 9, 2018The current situation for investigating soldiers and police in the north is “patently unfair,” Theresa May has said, as senior Tories hit out at proposals which could see British soldiers prosecuted for offenses during the conflict.Thousands were killed or injured during 30 years of violence, mostly by paramilitaries but […]

Senior Irish politician suggests “Max Fac” Brexit customs plan would lead to a return of violence along the Irish border

• Neale Richmond said any extra checks along the border would spark bloodshed.  • Suggests Max Fac plan of using technology to minimize checks not workable • He urged UK to stay in customs arrangement or partnership with EU post Brexit • Cabinet at war over a plan with Boris Johnson branding customs partnership crazy   Kate […]

Ballymurphy Massacre Families meet to discuss the UVF statement claiming it was involved in the Massacre.

Belfast. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Families are skeptical about the timing of the statement so close to the inquests starting in September. Why did the UVF not claim this at the time of the Ballymurphy Massacre, why have they come out now with a statement? If there is Ballistic evidence in the form of a rifle […]

Johnny Cash’s “Forty Shades of Green” inspired by this Irish landscape

IrishCentral Staff @IrishCentral. March 28, 2017 Johnny Cash’s greatest hits may be remembered as “Ring of Fire,” ‘I Walk the Line,’ and ‘Folsom Prison Blues,’ but there’s one Johnny Cash song that stays dear in the hearts of Irish people and lovers of Ireland.Cash began penning “Forty Shades of Green” in 1959 during a trip to Ireland and completed it in 1961 as a […]

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