Posts Tagged ‘The Irish Times’

The Last Word: The
Far Side of Revenge

There was a terrible silence in Omagh in the days after the bombing. It seemed that not even birdsong could be heard in a town that was full of life and joy and laughter when the world turned upside down on 15 August 1998. To those who know nothing of Northern Ireland it may seemRead 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..

Independent TDs Demand Abortion Referendum

Kerry South TD (Member of Parliament) Jackie Healy -Rae has changed his tune and added his voice to those of the three other independent TDs, whose votes the government has counted on for support in their demand for an abortion referendum. Healy-Rae told The Irish Times in August that he had no interest in pushingRead more..