Thursday, September 29, 2022
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...
SENIOR politicians in Ireland and Irish consular staff in Edinburgh have vowed to make ‘every effort’ to maintain the current status of Irish people living in Britain, after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to rule out a change...
THE campaign to scrap the hugely unpopular Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act looks set to be entering its final stages following the decision of opposition parties to unite behind a motion calling for its repeal. Now the...
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...
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...
CHRIST the King Church Hall in Glasgow was the venue recently for a special event which raised more than £9000 for a Donegal toddler battling a rare and aggressive childhood cancer. Two-year-old Caolan Melaugh (above), from Killygordon was just ten...
THE campaign for a United Ireland came to Scotland as Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy addressed meetings in both Edinburgh and Glasgow as part of a series of public briefings. The series of meetings—‘Opening the Debate on Irish Unity’— saw...
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Parliament this Thursday which could bring the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act one step closer to finally being repealed.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...
The work of Coiste Cuimhneachain an Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) has reached another milestone as the first designs for the highly anticipated memorial in Glasgow are submitted for consideration. The site at St Mary’s Church, Abercromby Street, has...
The Irish community was celebrating as people power won the day and the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012 was consigned to history. The act had been described as ‘the worst piece of legislation in the...
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