Sunday, January 23, 2022
THE prospect of a Parades Commission for Scotland has been raised by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon following police reports of ‘racist and sectarian singing’ during a day of Orange parades in Glasgow which once again saw failings...
THE failure of Scottish political leaders and authorities in dealing with anti-Irish racism has been identified as the cause of symptoms such as the throng of Rangers supporters chanting the ‘Famine Song’ in Glasgow City Centre.The group...
GLORIOUS Glasgow sunshine was the backdrop as the long-awaited memorial to An Gorta Mór was unveiled at St Mary’s Church in the city’s east end.Throngs of Glasgow Irish were joined by members of the Irish community from...
GLASGOW will welcome the long-awaited memorial to An Gorta Mór as it is unveiled at its site at St Mary’s, Abercromby Street this month (above).The arrival of the monument marks the final triumph over a range of...
THE language used by those discussing hatred and intolerance in Scotland has witnessed a change following years of efforts by community representatives. With attempts such as those by Call It Out; The Campaign Against...
CALL It Out: The Campaign Against Anti-Catholic Bigotry and Anti-Irish Racism spearheaded a bold new initiative to help represent the concerns of the Irish community in Scotland by hosting an election hustings with candidates from leading political parties directly...
DESPITE a second restricted St Patrick’s Day, celebrations took place across the country as the Irish community in Scotland overcame the challenges of Covid-19. Gathering online and swapping the usual street celebrations for digital events, the events in Scotland mirrored...
A NEW report on hate crime in Scotland has been published at a time when high profile examples of anti-Irish racism are being uncovered. Footballers James McClean and Shane Duffy have been subject to vile anti-Irish racism online, an attacker...
JANUARY marked the launch of the Joint Bilateral Review of Scottish-Irish Relations, as Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, TD and the Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for External Affairs Michael Russell, MSP unveiled the results of the wide-ranging consultation...
THE year of 2021 will see celebrations and events to reflect on the legacy of St Columba as Scotland and Ireland approach the saint’s anniversary in December. The Colmcille 1500 partnership will see involvement from Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Foras...
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