A Leadership of Fools – by Michael Lagan

There is a disgraceful dereliction of duty taking place in and around political Unionism.  The NI Protocol and the DUP leadership battle have brought the old Loyalism and Unionism to the fore.  Once again the Orange Order have called for Stormont to be demolished and Unionist political ‘commentators’ are back to the rhetoric of militarism […]

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The death of Bobby Sands MP

On this day, 5 May 1981, Bobby Sands died after 66 days on hunger-strike. There is a brief, heart-breaking video clip of his mother a few days earlier, saying she will not give orders to have him fed – that he had asked her not to and she had given her word. “I love my […]

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Bobby Sands: One Day in His Life – by Joe McVeigh

  Bobby Sands died in Long Kesh on May5th 1981 after 66 days on hunger strike. He was an Irish Republican prisoner and the elected MP for Fermanagh/South Tyrone. He was the leader of the republican prisoners who were on a protest against the British government policy of criminalising them. The Labour government ended Internment without trial and introduced […]

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TV Review: Mary Lou and Michelle

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald was interviewed on RTÉ ONE’s Prime Time last week by Fran McNulty.  He wanted to know was Sinn Féin holding data on people that they shouldn’t have been. “The assertion appears to be” Mary Lou told Fran, “that Sinn Féin are gathering information for nefarious purposes. Not so – […]

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