Friday, April 20, 2018
IT HAS been more than two years since the first open meeting of the Irish community in Glasgow was called to discuss building a memorial to An Gorta Mór (The Great Hunger). This announcement of our chosen site is...
UNIONISM has lost its Stormont majority. Founded almost 100 years ago, the Stormont of Carson and Craig is no longer a ‘Protestant Parliament for a Protestant People.’ While the Democratic Unionist Party remains the largest party, the Northern Ireland...
I don’t accept that Irish Republicanism is in Celtic’s history, anywhere in Celtic's history... I don't recognise Celtic being associated with Irish Republicanism.” Peter Lawwell, Celtic FC Chief Executive THE views of the current Chief Executive of Celtic—first expressed in 2015—became...
The 2014 Scottish independence referendum was a landmark for a number of reasons, but for our community it confirmed a major change. In the preceding decades, it was easy for the Irish community to dismiss the notion of voting...
The controversial Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 looks set to be scrapped following Labour MSP James Kelly’s Member’s Bill seeking to repeal the legislation. The bill, through which Kelly criticises the act as ‘an illiberal...
BRITISH politics has been thrown into turmoil by the ill-fated General Election called by Theresa May. The Conservatives remain the largest party and May remains Prime Minister, but the government’s future is uncertain. Uncertainty was the very reason Theresa May...
THE relationship between Ireland and Scotland has many aspects. We have strong cultural, political, economic, sporting and community links, which bring significant benefits for both countries. Among these areas, recent developments in the Irish-Scottish economic and cultural relationship really...
WHEN he visited the Irish Famine Memorial in the US city of Philadelphia in mid-March, just before St Patrick’s Day, the Taoiseach—Enda Kenny TD—made an important speech about Ireland’s strong and enduring connection to its global diaspora. In the...
MARTIN McGuinness is rarely out of the news. To some he is a patriot of deep faith, to others a blood-thirsty murderer. As his political career draws to a close it is time to examine the man and his...
I GAVE a talk to a London audience recently on the subject of Ireland, the UK and the EU. In my remarks, I explained the positive impact four decades of EU membership has had on Ireland’s relations with our...
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