Author Jude Collins

Irish Times letter – spiked again, naturally

Sir, Of the eight letters (‘Letters: Sinn Féin TD’s tweet on IRA attacks’, 30 November 2020) which comment on Brian Stanley’s tweet, only one considers the truth or otherwise of  his words. In the tweet, Stanley compares the Kilmichael ambush of 1920 with that of Narrow Water in 1979.  Some facts: Both events involved the […]

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UNIONIST SUPPORT FOR CROWN FORCES by Donal Kennedy

SIr, Andy Pollack tells us that the Unionists have always supported the RUC and other Crown Forces. The first RUC man killed in the late unpleasantness was Constable Arbuckle, shot by armed Unionist civilians in September 1969, were protesting at the prospect of the RUC being disarmed. There are still some of us who can  […]

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Day of Infamy—December 23, 1920 – by Fr Sean McManus

Watch Fr. McManus’ fourteenth social-media video (just 3.5 minutes) on the One Ireland Petition. ” The Petition is a perfect response to England’s cruel and undemocratic partition of Ireland, enacted by the London Parliament with the assent of the King of England on December 23,1920.  We all must make a special push to get more Signers […]

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AUXILIARY PATROL WIPED OUT by Donal Kennedy

On Saturday I reported how THE TIMES  reported what it called THE IRISH CRISIS in its issue of 28 November 1920 and reprinted its report on 28 November 2020. I said that I looked forward to its response to events of 28 November 1920 which I expected to see reprinted  on Monday 30 November 2020. […]

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ON REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING by Donal Kennedy

  In 26 days,  Deo Volente, if I’m spared, I’ll be starting my 80th year. I’m not wearing too badly. But I got off to a great start. Thanks to Connolly and Pearse, MacDonagh and Macbride, the Boys of Kilmichael, Eamon de Valera and others I was born in an oasis of peace when most of […]

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Need a beefy body to block justice? Here’s Brandon

 It seems that when this Tory government has to make a statement that is shaming and ignores the truth, the cry goes up “Get Brandon Lewis!” When the Withdrawal Agreement needed to be holed below the water-line, they sent for Brandon. Sure enough, he conceded modestly that his government planned to “break international law” by […]

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Pat Finucane by Fra Hughes

Pat Finucane was gunned down as he sat down to dinner with his family one Sunday evening in Belfast on February 12, 1989, just two days before celebrating Valentine’s with his beloved wife Geraldine. Two gunmen broke down his front door before entering the dining area and brutally murdering Pat. Mr Finucane was a well-known, […]

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The “Belfast Health & Social Care Distrust”: Paedophilia & Cover Up by Donal Lavery

“I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.” – Tom Stoppard “Better a good journalist than a poor assassin.” – Jean Paul-Sartre “I associate the power generation industry with wilful incompetence, illegal removal of worker rights and cover ups.” – Steven Magee “The only […]

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That Brian Stanley tweet

I wonder if, in recent days, Mrs Stanley has said sharply to her husband Brian “In the name of God, would you quit that damned tweeting – here’s another fine mess you’ve got us in!” Or words to that effect. For indeed, Sinn Féin’s Brian Stanley has provoked outrage in the breast of Arlene Foster and presumably others with his […]

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