Saturday, February 27, 2021
THE Coiste Cuimhneachaín An Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) has announced the final location for its proposed Great Hunger memorial, with the grounds of St Mary’s Church in the Calton being selected as the site on which it...
Worshippers at Sunday Mass this weekend in the Diocese of Down and Connor dispensed with the sign of peace in an effort to help stop the spread of so-called 'Australian flu'. The flu has seen thousands struck down across Ireland...
BEMIS, the body representing Scotland’s ethnic minorities, has launched a stinging criticism of a hate crime review, which includes the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act, as the Justice Committee at Holyrood led their own parliamentary review of the act. In...
THE dedicated campaigning by members of the Irish diaspora across the world—including several groups in Britain—for the right for Irish citizens abroad to vote in Irish elections has been given a boost with the announcement that a referendum on...
THE Grange Club in Edinburgh will play host to a special celebration of Irishness next month, with the Irish community in Scotland set to descend on the Stockbridge venue for an Irish Culture and Heritage Day. Led by the Irish...
THE renowned St Francis Pipe Band celebrated their 90th anniversary Mass at Blessed John Duns Scotus Church, Gorbals, just before Christmas. Fr Edmund Highton was the principal celebrant at the special mass, alongside Fr Anthony who has been involved with...
CONCERNS have been raised over the fashion in which the British Government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy—for tackling terrorism—is being used in Scotland, with allegations that elements of the Irish community in Scotland are being targeted. A leaked e-mail published by The Ferret—Scotland’s...
A vote will take place in the Scottish Parliament this Thursday which could bring the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act one step closer to finally being repealed. The Irish community has played its part in the campaign to remove the...
IRELAND’S outgoing Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall, spoke in Edinburgh about the future of Scottish-Irish relations after Britain completes its negotiations to leave the EU, and addressed the Irish community in Britain directly about how the withdrawal will...
ORGANISERS, participants and attendees in Scotland's first ever Irish Culture and Heritage Day have hailed the day as a resounding success and vowed to work hard to deliver similar celebrations of Irishness in the future. With most of the prominent...
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