Tag Archives: Northern Ireland

Israeli plaque removed after attacks

  Israeli plaque removed after attacks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-28766816   Belfast is a funny city.   I mean in 90% of Northern Ireland (and by extension, Ulster), the Orange Order organises reasonably decent commemorative events for Loyal men and women to commemorate … Continue reading

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An Irishman’s Diary on Hubert Gough, an enigmatic general

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/an-irishman-s-diary-on-hubert-gough-an-enigmatic-general-1.1858372

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College prepared to return NI tapes

College prepared to return NI tapes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-27286543 A very worrying possible direction for archival material. Regrettably the highly emotive case of the McConvilles could ignite passions concerning the keeping of incindiary archival records. The difficulty for historians and especially historians … Continue reading

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The Long, Dirty War

Following on from last week’s post about the vandalism of graves of former servicemen in Ulster, this week’s article looks at remembrance of a different shade and how after a generation justice is still elusive to the dead. In December, … Continue reading

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NI police ‘seek Adams extension’

An interesting development. More detailed analysis of the Jean McConville case, oral history and the place of residence historian in the scheme of justice, on Monday’s post police ‘seek Adams extension’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-27260040

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A Grave Injustice

Last week a number of graves belonging to First World War veterans were damaged in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The motive for the attack is being ascribed to mere thuggish vandalism. But perhaps the answer is somewhat more disturbing. The attack … Continue reading

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Hark the Herald…..A Harbinger of the Troubles to Come

In the early 1920s the British Government were beginning to get rather desperate. Ireland was disintegrating, the ironclad control of the province which previous administrations exercised over the island was rapidly evaporating and it was only through the commission of … Continue reading

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30 Pieces of Weregild

It seems that old enemies can become new friends. Old wounds can and are forgiven. But only if a price is paid. Blood money was the old fashioned term, or Weregild if you prefer the Anglo-Saxon term. Today it has fallen into … Continue reading

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