Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Liam Kelly IN 2019 Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service announced that one veteran, known as Soldier F, would face charges over the Bloody Sunday massacre. That infamous day in January 1972 was one of many flashpoints, alongside internment, the Falls...
Johnny Foley IRELAND fans—usually so renowned for fervent passion in their support and vocal devotion to the team—took to social media and spat venom at the new gaffer and his approach to the last few games. Not all Ireland supporters were...
John Cooney ON AUGUST 26, 1989 John and Pat Hume travelled from Derry to Castlebar to receive a Human Rights Award from the Humbert Summer School. The occasion was the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution’s Declaration of the Rights of...
Ciarán Cannon TD AT THIS time of grave concern around the world, the Irish Government is taking decisive actions to do everything possible to protect its citizens from the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The actions will require sacrifices and...
Mairi Hughes FOLLOWING the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, his name has been echoed by people across the world, ensuring he is not forgotten. The 46-year-old was killed by a police officer after his arrest for...
THE turn of the year is naturally a time to take stock and to look back over the highs and lows of the past 12 months. There are few years in recent history that have given us as many...
Patrick Donohoe IT IS often said that an elephant never forgets. Whether that is true or not I don’t know, but the Irish no doubt would give them a run for their money. I remember an English political commentator stating...
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...
Stephen Colbert HISTORIC. The word is overused. But, in the case of the 2020 Irish General Election it is appropriate because longstanding rivals Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael along with the Green Party are in government together. February’s ground-breaking General Election...
Jonathan Foley THEY say a writer ‘never switches off’ but with this abundance of cabin-fever at my home in Gortlee I’m going through just now, I’m not so sure about that. Taking a break from looped Sky News reports and binge-watching...
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