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Thatcher Considered Cromwell-type Removal of Catholics from North, New Book Reveals

A new book by a former British Ambassador to Ireland reveals shocking examples of Margaret Thatcher’s ignorance on Irish issues. By Niall O’Dowd, Publisher Margaret Thatcher considered a Cromwell-type solution to the Northern Ireland problem by forcibly moving Irish Catholics in Northern Ireland from the six counties a new book has revealed. The late BritishRead more..

Wild Irish Women:

A Most Sorrowful Mystery

Oh! star of Erin, queen of tears,Black clouds have beset thy birth,And your people die like morning stars,That your light may grace the earth. – “Stars of Freedom,” 1981By IRA volunteer Bobby Sands, M.P.H-Block, Long Kesh Prison Camp Watching Bobby Sands die in 1981, much of the world realized, finally, that the young IRA soldierRead more..

30 Years Later:
The Anglo-Irish Agreement

November of last year marked the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement, which attempted to bring an end to the sectarian violence in Northern Ireland. Signed by then-Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the Agreement gave the Republic of Ireland a consultative role in Northern Ireland’s affairs and offered theRead more..

Inside The Maze

The Maze is a one-hour program that explores life inside the notorious Maze Prison (also known as H-Block) in Northern Ireland, as former inmates from both communities, as well as former prison officers tell their stories. The opening sequences are of rare early footage of life inside the original Long Kesh prison in which a prisonRead more..

Hibernia: O’Neill Was
a Key Figure on North

New papers show influence with Reagan. ℘℘℘ Newly released files from the Reagan White House papers show that the Irish-American president was persuaded by a personal appeal by then House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill to intervene in the Northern Ireland issue. The Boston Globe, which surveyed the files under the Freedom of Information Act, revealedRead more..