Tag Archives: PSNI

To Put Down a Marker

 was an officer in the Royal Irish Constabulary, a proud Tipperary man and an international rugby player (he played the Irish rugby team which met Wales in 1881; the Welsh won their first ever international match that day, 2 Goals … Continue reading

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The plot thickens…

  http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/university-historians-distance-themselves-from-boston-tapes-30250418.html   It could be called the story which keeps on giving and it certainly shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Senior historians presently and previously attached to the Massachusetts based, Boston College, have come out publicly … Continue reading

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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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