Author Jude Collins

The Ballymurphy Precedent: film premieres in Washington

T Distinguished film director Callum Macrae and Fr. Sean Mc Manus CAPITOL HILL. Monday, June 10, 2019— A packed cinema in Washington DC watched the film The Ballymurphy Precedent onMonday evening.The film, sponsored by the Pulitzer Center— and strongly promoted by the Irish National Caucus—is about the  Ballymurphy Massacre, when the British Parachute Regiment slaughtered 11 innocent civilians, including a mother […]

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They had a dream

With the Tory party contenders for leadership, something sort of weird has happened. Instead of pointing to their past achievements, they’re falling over each other to tell us how bold they were when they were young. There’s a leadership contender for every drug, and a drug for every leadership contender. Boris? Put me down  for […]

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Boris tries to buy some votes

Imagine this. You’re earning between £50,000 and £80,000 a year. Not just that, but you’re a registered member of the Conservative Party.  You switch on your radio this morning and you hear that Boris Johnson has promised that, if elected Tory leader, he will move the upper band of income tax from £50K to £80K. […]

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LAPDOG BITES BULLDOG (44) by Perkin Warbeck

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA                                                  The D-Jubilee of  the D-Day Commemorations at the Naval-gazing base in Blighty could only be summed up in the mighty, diamond-bright  lyrics of Cole Portsmouth, oops, Porter: ‘It’s delightful, it’s delicious   It’s delectable, it’s delirious It’s dilemma, it’s delimit, it’s deluxe   It’s de-lovely’. Der Perkin himself, not at all […]

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Loughlinisland: A Family Expose by Donal Lavery

A wise man once said that “there is no such thing as objectivity in political journalism.” Therefore, I would like to make clear in writing this that I am someone who has been affected by the whole Loughlinisland affair. Indeed, my family have been referenced in the explosive but remarkable 2017 documentary that is “No […]

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Mind-altered Tories and a man who got the sack

 How many times did David Cameron have sex with a (dead) pig’s head? I ask the question to see if we can get into perspective Michael Gove’s revelation yesterday that he took cocaine several times when he was “a young journalist”. (See what Michael did there? No, not take another snort, Virginia. He implicitly raised […]

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A priest writes to the Irish News

Letters to Editor. Irish News. Belfast. Published Monday, June 3, 2019 I always read Patrick Murphy’s column. He is a very clever writer but in some instances, he may be ‘too clever by half’ which could be the occupational hazard of clever writers. I refer to his column ‘Time to decide if we want religious belief to take precedence over democracy’ (May 25). He […]

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A professor writes to the Irish Times

S Sir, – The Belfast Agreement is intended to allow people to inhabit their constitutional and national identities securely and without fear. There is a right to choose to identify and be accepted as British or Irish or both. Constitutional aspirations are supposed to be equally legitimate. But what do we see in practice? Those […]

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McCaffrey, Birney and bobbies on the beat

Did George Hamilton give the thumbs-up to  the raids on the homes of  Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney? If so, it’s a good job he’s leaving (in both senses of that statement) and the next guy in the role of Chief Constable will need to whip off  his coat and get stuck into the Augean […]

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