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How the Civil War tore families apart

civilwarend.jpg One hundred years ago this week, the Civil War came to an end. Peace settled on the country, but the conflict left a bitter legacy that not only divided the country politically but also broke families apart — and the effects reverberated through generations.

Published June 1, 2023

Inching towards the exit door

localelectionscount23.jpg Frankly, there will be an audible sigh of relief in Westminster if it looks like Northern Ireland will be voted out of existence in the next few years.

Published June 1, 2023

A Unionist veto dressed as conflict resolution

irishunity.jpg Imagine people in Britain were told Brexit would not happen because only a narrow majority had voted for it? That the issue was so divisive it required a supermajority of 60 percent before it passed?

Published May 25, 2023

Britain is continuing the Palestinian catastrophe

britishsoldierpalestine.jpg Britain’s role in the Nakba, the Palestinian displacement of 75 years ago, is not restricted to its actions in the 20th century, writes Leanne Mohamad, a British Palestinian human rights activist based in London.

Published May 18, 2023

Interview with family of Adrian Carroll

adriancarroll.jpg In a rare interview the brothers and sisters of Adrian Carroll have told how they continue to “remember him every day” despite the passing of four decades.

Published May 18, 2023

I fought a monster today

sandsprison1200.jpg Black flag vigils are taking place in Dublin and elsewhere on Friday to mark the anniversary of the death of 1981 hunger striker Bobby Sands. The following piece by Sands was originally published in 1978.

Published May 4, 2023

‘Scap’, 20 years on

scappaticci1200.jpg Following the reported death of Freddie Scappaticci, Anthony McIntyre recalls the bitter divisions over the ‘Stakeknife’ allegations that the head of the Provisional IRA’s Internal Security Unit was a British agent. For The Pensive Quill.

Published April 27, 2023

Looking forward to the next 25 years

sinnfeingfa.jpg A quarter century on from the Belfast Agreement, we look to the next 25 years, committed to work together to build a better, more prosperous future for all the people of this island.

Published April 20, 2023

The British never wanted Biden

bidensunaktea.jpg Joe Biden’s visit to Belfast, or more accurately, a carefully restricted bit of Belfast, wasn’t the visit he intended or had hoped it to be.

Published April 20, 2023

Interview with Gerry Adams

adamsinterview.jpg An interview given by former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to Freya McClements of the Irish Times to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Published April 13, 2023

Vindication of a campaign for truth and justice

holdenfamily.jpg A Belfast court has posthumously awarded compensation to the family of Liam Holden, who was tortured and assaulted by British soldiers in the 1970s. Documents show the use of electric shocks and sexual assault were commonly inflicted on prisoners.

Published March 30, 2023

Interview with Mary Lou McDonald

mcdonaldspiegel.jpg Sinn Féin Party Leader Mary Lou McDonald recently held a wide-ranging interview with German publication ‘Der Spiegel’ about why she thinks a reunification referendum could take place within a decade.

Published March 30, 2023

The DUP and being smart

donaldson1200.jpg Unionists should be thanking Rishi Sunak, who has made the idea of grown-up politics and the severing of knotty political problems doable.

Published March 2, 2023

Interview with Eilish McCabe, sister of Aidan McAnespie

eilishmccabe.jpg On the 35th anniversary of Aidan McAnespie’s murder, in the weeks after his killer was allowed to walk free after a court conviction, an interview by journalist John Scally with Eilish McCabe, Mr McAnespie’s sister, before she lost her brave battle with illness.

Published February 23, 2023

DUP are Conservative Party pawns

dupmedia.jpg The people of Northern Ireland are once again collateral damage, just as we were for the last campaign of ‘getting Brexit done’.

Published February 23, 2023

John Davey

johndavey1200.jpg ‘Big in heart and spirit’ Sinn Féin councillor John Davey was killed by loyalists in 1989, just two days after the murder of Pat Finucane.

Published February 16, 2023

Protocol defeat is huge setback for Unionism

irishseaborder1200.jpg Having already lost their case in the High Court and Court of Appeal, we can be permitted a measure of schadenfreude at the host of unionist luminaries who rolled the dice a third time only to have the Supreme Court return a unanimous verdict that the protocol is entirely legal and proper.

Published February 16, 2023

New Lodge, 50 years on

newlodgesix1200.jpg Ambrose Hardy had to get home. Trapped in a bar in the New Lodge area of north Belfast by the shooting that was going on outside, he was afraid his mother would be worried and come looking for him.

Published February 9, 2023

St Brigid’s holiday celebrates Irish women

stbrigid.jpg The first Irish bank holiday to be named after a woman has taken place in Ireland.

Published February 9, 2023

Learn the Irish national anthem

irishflag1200.jpg A new campaign is calling on everyone in Ireland to learn the words to Amhrán na bhFiann.

Published February 2, 2023


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