Kincora, Whitewashing The Secret History Of Britain’s Dirty War In Ireland

With informed observers, including lawyers, journalists and politicians, already predicting a whitewash there seems little hope that Britain is ready to face up to one of the dirtiest aspects of its dirty war in Ireland: the Kincora Boys’ Home Scandal. From a short article in the Guardian newspaper: “The judge heading up a new inquiry into the Kincora… Read More Kincora, Whitewashing The Secret History Of Britain’s Dirty War In Ireland

Jeremy Corbyn, From Sinn Féin To The ANC

Kevin Meagher’s article in the left-leaning New Statesman on the anti-establishment contender for the leadership of the UK Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, and his decades old support for the reunification of Ireland presents some uncomfortable home-truths for a British audience. Particularly in relation to Sinn Féin: “As a classic “campaigning backbencher”, Jeremy Corbyn holds radical views on a range… Read More Jeremy Corbyn, From Sinn Féin To The ANC

Pat Finucane, The Assassination Of An Irish Lawyer By British Terrorists

More on the slow unravelling of the secrecy and deception which obscured most aspects of Britain’s counter-insurgency war in Ireland from the late 1960s to early 2000s. The family of Pat Finucane, the Irish lawyer assassinated in 1989 by gunmen from the UDA-UFF (the largest British terrorist faction in the country), is bringing a case to the courts in Belfast demanding a… Read More Pat Finucane, The Assassination Of An Irish Lawyer By British Terrorists

Nelson Mandela – An Irish Republican By Another Name

After a long period of ill-health Nelson Mandela, former leader of the African National Congress, Umkhonto we Sizwe and President of post-apartheid South Africa, has died at the age of 95. An age he might well have thought impossible during the decades-long armed struggle against the White-minority regime in the Black-majority nation during which he… Read More Nelson Mandela – An Irish Republican By Another Name

Margaret Thatcher And The “Valiant” UVF

Throughout the late 20th century and into the early 21st century the Ulster Volunteer Force or UVF was one of the largest British terrorist organisations on the island of Ireland. From its establishment in 1965 to its cessation of attacks in 2007 the grouping was responsible for thousands of acts of major and minor terrorism. Indeed the forty year war which blighted the… Read More Margaret Thatcher And The “Valiant” UVF

Margaret Thatcher And The Irish

The would-be “Hammer of the Gael”, Margaret Hilda Thatcher, has been laid to rest and still the revelations about her true nature come tumbling out through the British media blizzard of obfuscation and adulation. I already highlighted her preferred “solution to the Irish problem” – a little bit of 17th century ethnic cleansing updated for the 20th century. Fortunately… Read More Margaret Thatcher And The Irish

Margaret Thatcher – She Came, She Saw, She Failed

As a citizen of Ireland there is only one Margaret Thatcher that I remember. From the archives of the Guardian newspaper: “Margaret Thatcher horrified her advisers when she recommended that the government should revive the memory of Oliver Cromwell – dubbed the butcher of Ireland – and encourage tens of thousands of Catholics to leave… Read More Margaret Thatcher – She Came, She Saw, She Failed