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Mick Fealty has posted 9,308 times (53 in the last month).
Tweet I’ve only met Roy Greenslade once. Ironically it was in the British embassy in Paris for a round table (PDF) on the future of UK and French journalism. He’s every bit as intelligent and convivial as he comes across in his blog. This week he was in the news, rather than just commenting on […] more »
Tweet Well, I’ve been seeing all manner of reminders of the fact that it’s International Women’s Day but it was this quote I picked from John Kellden on Google Plus that seems to capture it best for me. Seems to me its a good way to celebrate the arrival of a new Northern Irish womens […] more »
Tweet Professor Alan Johnson, editor of the pro-’two states for two peoples’ journal ‘Fathom‘ getting a warm Galway welcome at NUI Galway… more »
Tweet Mark Thompson of Relatives For Justice has a lengthy piece on the OTR issue over at the Compromise after Conflict blog and takes the opportunity to highlight the degree of attention this is getting in the media compared to that given his own organisation. He concludes though: OTR letters are not amnesties but they […] more »
#ShinnersList: “I have never heard an explanation as to why Operation Rapid as a term, was never made clear to the board.”
Tweet So the Policing Board eh? Not exactly a paragon of the protestant (or even Catholic) work ethic, yet it exploded into life last night with even the normally mild mannered Chief Constable telling his interlocutors: “Can I caution the member that under the code of conduct that he does not have the right to […] more »
Tweet So, to clarify. Here’s BBC confirming that the Secretary of State saying the #ShinnersList scheme is over: “No letters have been issued by the NIO since December 2012… and as far as this government is concerned, the scheme is over,” she said. “If, at any time, we had been presented with a scheme that […] more »
Tweet Warren Little in his column for the Impartial Reporter makes some critical points on the OTR issue. First, unfinished business: Other questions remain. Why did Peter Hain tell Parliament that he had no proposals for OTRs without mentioning the scheme? Why did he subsequently talk about having to ‘cut deals’ if the letters were […] more »
Tweet Here’s Amnesty International (including our own Patrick Corrigan) presenting their Time to deal with the past live to the Joint Committee for the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement in Dublin. Some of what you’ve missed (though you can start from the past for the next three hours) is a call for the two […] more »
#ShinnersList: Government had to trust Sinn Fein not to use this private arrangement to their own narrow advantage
Tweet I was on the Irish Times Inside Politics with Hugh Linihan and Martin Mansergh. The OTR section starts with an interview with Finola Meredith at about 31 minutes in. I kick off my own remarks with the suggestion that if any political party in the south had been caught striking the kind of clandestine […] more »
Why did no one in Sinn Fein tell the Ballymurphy families the Para’s could borrow Adams’ ‘public interest’ defence?
Tweet Gerry Moriarty reports in yesterday’s Irish Times highlights the tragic case of the Ballymurphy families of eleven victims on and over several days after the introduction of internment. One victim’s family has gone to the extreme, and no doubt deeply upsetting, resort of having the body of their loved one exhumed to find evidence […] more »
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