‘He Pointed His Rifle At Me And Asked Me My Name’

An ‘Irish Times’ report from 1977 has helped confirm that two trainee teachers were not to blame for the Belfast shootings in which one of them died   Victim: trainee teacher Patrick Magee   GERRY MORIARTY. IRISH TIMES. Friday, June 13, 2014.   The 6pm angelus bell was ringing at St Peter’s Cathedral in west Belfast […]


Patrick Murphy. Irish News ( Belfast). Saturday, June 12, 2014   POLITICS here are not working because we have the wrong peace process. How does that grab you as an explanation for stormont turning out to be something of a political hoax? (the sound of you choking on your cornflakes suggests that it is unlikely […]

Sinn Féin is Destined FOR A Dramatic Dáil Advance When The Next Election Comes

Noel Whelan. Friday, June 13, 2014. I have been wrong about Sinn Féin in the past. I have tended to be premature in predicting its electoral rise. Just over a decade ago, when Sinn Féin had five TDs and its leaders enjoyed heightened celebrity at the centre of the Northern Ireland peace process, I speculated […]

Six Men Dead: The World Cup Massacre

Keith Duggan. Irish Times. Friday, June 13, 2014.   The occasion is enshrined by the full-time score rather than the date: “Ireland 1, Italy 0” has the power to send a generation of Irish people back to an afternoon 20 years ago, when the national soccer team somehow beat the Italians in the now-razed Giants Stadium, in New […]

PSNI Flags Move ‘Most Significant In Years’ Says QUB Flags Expert

BBC NI. Friday, June 13, 2014 Dr Dominic Bryan from Queen’s University, Belfast, carried out a major study examining the flying of flags in Northern Ireland A police decision to clamp down on flags in a mixed area of Belfast is the “most significant” flag policy move in years, an academic expert has said. On […]

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