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Ireland: Mother & Baby Homes report a whitewash — but Church and State are guilty!

For years, survivors and adoptees of so-called ‘mother and baby homes’ have sought justice. Governments promised they’d get it. Sadly, all they’ve received from official Ireland this week is yet another slap in the face

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Ireland – Regime of Fear in Women’s Prison 0

Amid world-wide concern for the health and well being of prisoners during the coronavirus pandemic the hidden plague of abuse and ill treatment of the most vulnerable in Irish society once again raises its head in Ireland

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Perfidious Albion

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, warned the British government that any reneging on its responsibilities will mean that Britain’s signature on everything from trade agreements to Treasury bonds will be worthless

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The Choctaws – A Debt Repaid

The Irish proverb: “Is ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.” translates as: “We all live in each other’s shadow.” In other words we are all interlinked

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How the 31 August IRA cessation happened

The IRA cessation is 25 years old this week. August 1994 was an intense month. To be honest, neither Martin nor I really knew if we would succeed

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Ireland faces biggest challenge as Brexit becomes reality

Exclusion from the EU customs union and single market will have a devastating impact on seamless trade and all-Ireland supply chains

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Féile An Phobail Abú

Wasn’t Féile an Phobail 2019 great? 11 days, covering over 300 events, which attracted tens of thousands people. Amazing

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August 1969: When the “Troubles” began

Fifty years ago this week in the space of five days, the north of Ireland changed for ever. A look back by historian and commentator Dr Éamon Phoenix (abridged) (for the Irish News)

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August 1969. It all changed forever

August 69 was a turning point for the North and for many of us who lived here. The Civil Rights Association had been campaigning for an end to discrimination by the Unionist regime at Stormont

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Johnson named extreme-right Tory cabinet

The newly appointed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed an over-the-top Cabinet of Brexiteer ultras and right-wing extremists

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Boris Johnson set to become UK Prime Minister today

Boris Johnson has won a final Tory leadership runoff, defeating his opponent Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt with the support of more than two in three of the Conservative Party membership

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Voting for the next President of Ireland

Agreeing the date and passing the legislation is only one part of the battle ahead. Holding the referendum is important. Winning the referendum is essential

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Stormont to determine fate of Brexit and Westminster 

An amendment has been made to legislation at Westminster which prevents a crash Brexit coming about by the suspension of the London parliament unless Stormont is restored

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Ireland and the tragedy of refugees

I have just finished reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri. Christy was a volunteer working with families fleeing war in Syria

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Six Counties: Direct Rule from London a step closer 

Full Direct Rule from London is a step closer after the British government unexpectedly allowed moves at Westminster to bring same-sex marriage and abortion to the north of Ireland

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Actor James Nesbitt proposed new “Irish Union”

The idea of a new ‘Irish Union’ has gained traction with unionists following comments by actor James Nesbitt

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Belfast. PSNI fear UVF reaction over bonfire intervention

Amid a standoff over an illegal bonfire in east Belfast, the PSNI police have told Belfast City Council that they fear the unionist paramilitary UVF could open fire if they attempt to remove bonfire material

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Ireland: Housing “Catastrophe” – No Longer “Crisis”

Irish Parliament (Dáil) votes 36-60 to reject a Sinn Féin bill which aimed to insert a constitutional right to housing

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