With the United Kingdom’s right-wing press whipping itself up into a frenzy over the alleged sympathy of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn for the Irish
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), the United Kingdom’s militarised policing force in the Six Counties, has released its 2016-17 statistics for paramilitary-related incidences in the
Over the last one hundred years the five-pointed red star has become a well known symbol of communism and some strands of socialism around the globe.
I rarely pay attention to the mealy-mouthed nostalgia for the ancien régime of British colonial rule which fills the pages of certain newspapers and publications in Ireland.
$117 billion. That is how much money the United States of America has spent on “rebuilding” efforts in the war-torn nation of Afghanistan. The figure almost rivals
Further thoughts on the Freddie Scappaticci or Stakeknife affair from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous but who makes these interesting points. Your post
The more I hear about the Freddie Scappaticci spying or “StakeKnife” affair the more cynical I become. How did the ex-volunteer, a member of the Belfast
As expected the Easter weekend witnessed the usual display of overweight men and women marching in ill-fitting, quasi-military uniforms while professing loyalty to the revolutionary republic declared 101
In retrospect it seemed inevitable that the Irish Republican Army would emerge largely undefeated from twenty years of conflict with the British Armed Forces in the occupied
It seems that the empire-nostalgic British have finally gone off the deep-end as right wing commentators – and former government minsters – take to the
I have argued in several recent articles that the United Kingdom’s continued inability to accept the unvarnished history of the Irish-British Troubles, the decades-long conflict in
A number of readers have asked for some background details explaining the close relationship between the African National Congress and Sinn Féin following on from the
In an unprecedented move the prime minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, has launched a stinging attack on law officials who are investigating suspected war crimes carried out by
The open-source analysis site, Bellingcat, has published a detailed article on the use of improvised armed drones by the Islamic State (IS) in the conflict zones of Syria
From the excellent TomDispatch, this analysis of the so-called “War on Terror” in the Middle East by the United States and its erstwhile allies (from
The term “deep state” is often used to describe the core historical institutions of a nation state, especially when they are known to act in their own
It’s a rare thing indeed for the national press in Ireland to express anger at the political misdeeds of the unionist parties in the north-east of
Here is Dermot Ahern, the former Fianna Fáil TD for Louth and a senior minister in several FF-led governments from 1997 to 2011, discussing his belief that
From across the wide Atlantic its seems that the White House administration of Donald J Trump is stumbling from one duplicitous crisis to another. Or at
Forty-seven year old Séamus Ludlow, a quiet, unassuming life-long bachelor, was something of a man of habit. On the afternoon of Saturday the 1st of
Since the effective end of the conflict in the north-east of Ireland, the so-called Irish-British Troubles, a few inquisitive elements of the press in the United
Talking of the Islamic State (IS), this recent propaganda video released by the group highlights its deployment of improvised drones in the conflict-zones of Syria and Iraq.