April, 2017

‘The End of Colonialism’ by Joe McVeigh

  There have been a number of commentators expressing dismay at the tribalism in the last election in the six counties. I do not accept this analysis that in the north there are two tribes. I do not accept that the results of the election reaffirmed that there are two tribes in the north. I […]

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‘Nelson McCausland: An Analysis’ by Donal Lavery

Unionism has produced many able figures over the years; whatever you may think of him, Sir Edward Carson was an astute and articulate leader with the charisma and energy to achieve anything. He could have easily been the Prime Minister or President of an independent Ireland, where the Unionist people would have much sway in […]

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Over-reaching, Brexit and dark clouds ahead (for some)

Under normal circumstances, Martin McGuinness’s resignation would have struck a chord with nationalists and republicans. For months or even years, many had grown weary with unionist intransigence and contempt ; so when the Deputy First Minister called time, there was a sigh of relief throughout the republican and nationalist part of the electorate. Sinn Féin […]

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‘British Moles in the Garda Siochana’ by Joe McVeigh

  Richard Deacon’s biography of British agent Maurice Oldfield claims: “But MI6’s main success was in establishing agents inside the Garda, the Irish army and government Departments. One of the most vital informants was a senior Garda officer who up to 1981 (at least) was still in that force. He had not only provided information […]

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IRISH DEMOCRAT ARCHIVE 1939-2000 ACCESSIBLE ON LINE by Donal Kennedy

    The monthly Journal of the Connolly Association.  IRISH FREEDOM 1939-1944 and IRISH DEMOCRAT 1944 – 2000 can be accessed at  connollyassociation.org.uk.http://connollyassociation.org.uk. PUBLISHED IN LONDON, one of its first Editors was Michael McInerney, veteran of the Republican Garrison in Dublin’s Four Courts. Other Editors  included Flann Campbell son of the poet patriot Joseph Campbell […]

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Saturday pics of the week

Pics 1-6 are by Antrim Lens     Pic 1 Pic 2     Pic 3   Pic 4 Pic 5 Pic 6 “Busy week this week so I wasn’t out with the camera much. Hope your followers like garden birds. Pic 1 Wren, Pic 2 Goldcrest, Pic 3 Chaffinch, Pic 4 Robin, Pic 5 Dunnock and […]

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