British Labour to organise in Ulster?
One MP would like to see it happen. More from Eric Waugh, who claims: “Some 50 Labour MPs now support an end to the Northern Ireland boycott, a group led by Kate Hoey and Harry Barnes, and supported by Frank …
Yes, oh Lord, but not yet
With the news that the Claudy bombing case is to be re-opened, Gary Kent’s verdict on the idea that a series of enquiries be opened up into atrocities and injustices in Northern Ireland.
Secret Life of the IRA
The controversy over this book trundles on and is likely to do so for some time. The focus of a lot of the initial press interest is Gerry Adams and his alleged role in the disappearance and death of widowed …
A Classic Republican perspective
With the focus of media largely playing on the main protagonists at Stormont, it is easy to forget there are many other views beyond the tight (and not so tight) choreography inside and outside the Assembly chamber. Thanks to Badgers …
About 15 years ago I spoke to a member of the RUC who was then based on the Loyalist Shankill Road. He said his job fell into two distinct roles. In Nationalist Ardoyne, he was a soldier; frequently lying flat …
Secret Life of the IRA
The book that most people have been awaiting all summer has finally arrived. We first picked up on it back in July when the author was interviewed by Jack Holland. Ed Moloney’s book aims to be the definative work, hoping …
Loyalists getting left behind?
At the signing of the Belfast Agreement in 1998 the paramilitary’s political representatives were some of its staunchest supporters. So, David Gordon asks, what happened? Includes good coverage of the three main groupings; UDA, UVF and the LVF. BTW thanks …
Struchtúr agus scoilteanna i measc na ndílseoirí
Deireann Eoghan Ó Néill: “Ba é an t-ionsaí ar Jim Gray i mBéal Feirste Thoir, an tseachtain seo caite, an chéad ionsaí ar Bhriogáidire de chuid an UDA ó cuireadh struchtúr na mBriogáidirí ar bun ag deireadh na 1970í agus …
DUP agus Sinn Fein chun leas a bhainfidh as
I mbun an abhair, maígheann Robert McMillan; “Tá an bharúil ag scaipeadh fríd Rialtas na hÉireann agus Rialtas na Breataine féin nach fiú Trimble a shábháil. Ní raibh sé ábalta barúlacha a mhúnlú i dtreo a pholasaithe féin agus chaill …
The Belfast Telegraph letters page has long been colonised by Unionist correspondents who feel bitterly let down that Sinn Fein were ever let into government. Yesterday however, several pro-Agreement or even ambivalent voices, for the most part took the floor. …