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US ambassador doubts US-UK deal possible under May plan

Posted By: December 31, 2018

RTE. Dublin. Monday, 31 Dec. 2018  Woody Johnson  said Donald Trump wants a positive outcomeA “massive bilateral trade deal” between Britain and America is unlikely to be possible if British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal succeeds, the US ambassador to the UK has claimed.Woody Johnson said US President Donald Trump would look positively at an outcome which […]

IRA Loughgall killings among legacy cases in Coroner’s Office backlog

Posted By: December 31, 2018

  IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus  “But scores more inquests have been delayed despite numerous preliminary hearings having taken place.These include the the Stalker-Sampson cases into an alleged RUC shoot-to-kill policy in the 1980s which involved nine deaths, the shooting of four IRA men at Clonoe, Co Tyrone, in 1992 and the […]

The story behind Ireland’s four provinces

Posted By: December 31, 2018

Leinster, Munster, Connacht, and Ulster – each one has something special to offer. Wikimedia Commons IrishCentral Staff @IrishCentral. New York. April 18, 2017 That the four provinces of Ireland began as loosely bordered kingdoms is something of an afterthought to most tourists, but each province is rich in a history that unlocks and often predates […]

Diarmaid Ferriter: Roots of Dáil’s ideological sameness run deep

Posted By: December 30, 2018

The first Dáil and its successors remained wedded to a conservative model of politics Diarmaid Ferriter. Irish Times. Dublin.Saturday, December 29, 2018 This weekend a century ago, with the declaration of the general election results on December 28th, Sinn Féin was absorbing the scale of its triumph and its routing of the Irish Parliamentary Party. It was an election that was noteworthy for […]

Irish showing a strange fascination with British royalty

Posted By: December 29, 2018

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast.Saturday, December 29, 2018. If the Queen’s Christmas Day speech is just a public relations exercise for the medieval superstition that monarchs are superior to the rest of us, her New Year’s honors are a more hands-on attempt to keep us in the Dark Ages. Oh dear, you say, that is […]

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