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Memories of childhood Belfast

seangraham600.jpg Memories of the Lower Ormeau Road at a turning point in history.

Published February 13, 2021

A new plan for Moore Street

newmoorest.jpg The Save 16 Moore Street Committee and the Families of the Signatories of the 1916 Proclamation have published the first images of a regeneration plan for the area.

Published February 6, 2021

Nothing reckless about affording people a democratic choice

mcdonaldspeaks.jpg If ever we needed a reminder of the stark flaws and practical problems associated with the partition of our island, then the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit have exposed them like never before.

Published January 30, 2021

Avoidance and denying rights is not sustainable

letterrelatives.jpg A total of 3,500 relatives of victims have signed an open letter calling on the London and Dublin governments to implement previously agreed proposals to deal with the legacy of the recent conflict in the north of Ireland. A commentary by Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice on the background to the letter, included below.

Published January 22, 2021

Not preparing for a United Ireland is irresponsible

crossflag.jpg The young people of Ireland know that the key to a better, stronger and brighter future lies in their hands. The time is coming, very shortly, where they will seize the opportunity that is being presented to them.

Published January 16, 2021

DUP disparages constitutional change while denying it

borderready.jpg One of the more enjoyable aspects of last week was watching the mental gymnastics of Arlene Foster and other representatives of the Democratic Unionist Party.

Published January 9, 2021

DUP betrayed again by a British government

dupbetrayed.jpg British policy is dictated by British interests. It has always been so. The fact that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has again betrayed unionists over Brexit should have come as no surprise to anyone with even the most rudimentary understanding of how British policy works.

Published December 30, 2020

A tragedy that injustice inflames

patrickohagan.jpg The last time I saw Patrick, he was restating his father’s wish that there be a human rights-compliant investigation into his mother’s killing. At the age of 34 he, like so many others affected by conflict, has now died without seeing truth, justice or acknowledgment.

Published December 11, 2020

The Kilmichael Ambush

kilmichael.jpg This week 100 years ago on a roadside in County Cork, a small group of young men in with hardly any military training lay in wait for their enemy. History was about to be made.

Published December 4, 2020

The British govt is still hiding the truth

johnfinucanebig.jpg On 12 February 1989, my father, the human rights lawyer Pat Finucane, was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries as we sat together at the dinner table in the kitchen of our home in Belfast. I was eight years old.

Published December 4, 2020

Why I want to see a united Ireland

mccleanireland.jpg Ireland international soccer star James McClean wrote this article on his reasons for supporting Irish Unity.

Published November 20, 2020

Cheating politicians cheat us all

leoleaks.jpg Leo Varadkar is either a liar or a very unlucky man.

Published November 6, 2020

A new conversation about a united Ireland

irelandmapsatellite.jpg A discussion on Irish Unity must be permitted to advance if those already sceptical about delivery of the promises of peace are not to lose faith entirely.

Published November 6, 2020

Fool me once

borismaggie.jpg When Boris Johnson tells you that his government is determined to defend the Good Friday Agreement – don’t believe a word of it.

Published October 23, 2020

Seán Treacy

seantreacy.jpg The dramatic death took place 100 years ago this week of a revolutionary who became synonymous with Ireland’s fight for independence.

Published October 9, 2020

The search for truth

majellabrother.jpg Majella O’Hare was just 12 years of age when she was shot twice in the back by a British paratrooper on her way to Mass in Whitecross, County Armagh, on August 16, 1976.

Published October 9, 2020

Bloody Sunday: ‘They want us to shush’

katenashtruth.jpg Many people outside Derry say - and others may frequently feel like saying - that the city does go on a bit about its grievances. This week is no exception, with another eruption of rage over Bloody Sunday.

Published October 2, 2020

100 years since Rineen Ambush

rineen.jpg Tuesday September 22nd, marked the 100th anniversary of the most significant event in the War of Independence in Clare.

Published September 25, 2020

The appointment of Drew Harris, revisited

harrisconfirmed.jpg Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have this week called for the current Garda Commissioner, former RUC Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Drew Harris, to resign from his post over his past connection to collusion in the north of Ireland.

Published September 25, 2020

Unquiet Graves and the continuing cover-up

glenannevictims.jpg ‘Unquiet Graves’ was on RTÉ ONE last night and it made for hard viewing.

Published September 19, 2020


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