Ironically, the Northern Ireland Assembly elections will resolve nothing, but they will set the parameters for what will happen next in this troubled land.
It was a sunny afternoon when 10,000 – 15,000 people joined together to take part in the march. The march began in the housing estate of Creggan and then made its way down the Bogside, which is the largely Catholic area just outside of Derry’s Old City walls.
With 83% of those surveyed expressing a sense of belonging to Northern Ireland, the rise in a Northern Irish identity is more a reflection of an attachment to one’s homeplace, than a political statement.
At the beginning of the Brexit negotiations, the president of the European Council, said that any proposals by the United Kingdom that would not receive a nod of approval from Dublin would be rejected in Brussels.
BrigidFest speaker, the Hon. Gabrielle Williams, provided much graphic evidence of women’s involvement in the IRA, and in particular their roles as prisoners, and wives, lovers and mothers, and in the no-wash protests and hunger strikes in Armagh Women’s Prison.
For some years, he was in dispute with his bishop and had to say Mass in his own house. A true peacemaker.
John Hume consistently articulated the view that the differences of race, religion or nationality which led to hatred and conflict are accidents of birth which should be respected and celebrated as the essence of humanity.
In the Arms Crisis of 1970, questions abounded, of perjury and all other kinds of skullduggery.
Willie Carlin was an ex-British soldier who worked for Sinn Fein
Porridge, RTE, the Travellers …