“….Knowing all this …  why do modern, thinking Unionists vote for a party with nutty ideas dominated by a tiny sect of hot gospellers and bible-bashers who comprise fewer than 0.1 per cent of Protestants here? [ the ]tiny sect, the Free Presbyterians, with a total of 10,000 adherents, dominates the par Brian Feeney. Irish News ( Belfast). Wednesday, […]

MI6 planted spies in Irish bars during Troubles

Robert Mulhern. Irish Post ( London). June 26, 2014 UNDERCOVER British agents masqueraded as bar staff in Irish pubs across Britain to gather information during the Troubles, security sources have suggested. Former officers on both sides of the water claim in some cases the spies went ‘deep undercover’, penetrating Irish communities in emigrant heartlands throughout […]

Seanad exchanges over claim Government slow to act on British ‘miscarriages of justice’

Michael O’Regan. IRISH TIMES.Thursday, June 26, 2014, 22:39 A claim by Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly that the Government was not doing enough to confront the British government on miscarriages of justice led to heated exchanges in the Seanad. Mr Daly said miscarriages of justice against Irish citizens and the State continued. “What are the […]

Ballymurphy shootings: 36 hours in Belfast that left 10 dead

More than 40 years after the shootings in a west Belfast neighbourhood, the Guardian has reconstructed the events surrounding what appears to be a killing spree by soldiers of the Parachute Regiment, just months before Bloody Sunday Interactive: map of Ballymurphy showing where the victims were shot A mural commemorating the 1971 shootings in Ballymurphy, west Belfast, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul McErlane for the Guardian. Ian Cobain. Thursday 26 June 2014   One of the most tragic and controversial episodes of the conflict in Northern Ireland will be relived in a Belfast courtroom on Friday when a preliminary hearing is held […]

Murdered Catholic RUC officer ‘could have been saved’

  Ombudsman says officers knew of plot to kill Sgt Joseph Campbell but did not warn him Dr Michael Maguire found senior RUC officers were aware of a specific threat to murder Sgt Joseph Campbell but failed to warn him and did not pass this information to the detectives who investigated his murder. Gerry Moriarty. Irish […]

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