Posts Tagged ‘bairbre de bruin’

New York Remembers
Bobby Sands

Plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of hunger striker Bobby Sands on May 5 in New York, have Unionists hot under the collar. The Irish papers reported that Gerald Kelly, the Belfast painter who together with other artists will create a mural to Sands, had been given a $75,000 grant from theRead more..

Women in Northern
Ireland Politics

In war-torn Northern Ireland, for women to fight for equal rights would have been seen as a betrayal to the Nationalist or Unionist cause, Anne Cadwallader examines the position of women on the political front post ceasefires. ℘℘℘ The women of Northern Ireland have, in virtually every sphere of influence, through their work in theRead more..

Sinn Féin Ordered
to Fly Union Jack

The British government has announced that it will be assuming powers to order Sinn Féin members of the Northern Ireland Executive to fly the Union Jack over their offices on specified days. A spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair told The Irish Times that the Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson would order the Union flagRead more..