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TUAIRIM – Gráinne Ní GHILÍN: Ná bímis inár dTost fán chiníochas

Fiú amháin agus páistí óga ag bréagthroid lena chéile, seasann siad siar láithreach bonn nuair a chluineann siad a gcéile comhraic ag béicíl, “I can’t breathe!” De réir scrúdú iarbháis neamhspleách a rinneadh ar George Floyd, fear dubh 46 bliain d’aois, is tachtadh ba chúis lena bhás. Dúnmharaíodh é. Agus sheas triúr fear péas de […]

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OPINION – Andrée Murphy: Our world is better for the stand taken by Black America

IN the US we are seeing events echo our experience of conflict. It is impossible for us to sit in Ireland and not recognise police brutality and state impunity, its intent and form. The first white question asked about George Floyd’s death was ‘What had he done?’ When announcing that he had ‘tried to pass […]

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Stormont Health Committee hears Chief Scientific Advisor to Department of Health missed crucial SAGE meeting that scrapped Covid testing due to ill-health

The Health Minister and the Chief Scientific Officer to the Department of Health were before the Stormont Health Committee on Thursday. Robin Swann stated that this was his sixth attendance at the health committee and he had also attended three Ad-Hoc Committee meetings about Covid-19. Whilst deaths were down he did not want complacency around […]

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OPINION – GERRY ADAMS: Join My Midnight message to Irish America (online and tonight)

TEN years ago as part of Sinn Féin’s effort to win support for Irish unity we held a series of successful conferences across Ireland, including in Newry, Derry and Cork. We also held conferences in New York and San Francisco. Among those who participated in the US conferences were US Senator Chuck Schumer and Congress […]

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OPINION – REV JESSE JACKSON: ‘The riot is the language of the unheard – America needs to listen and to change’

The murder of George Floyd was a lynching in broad daylight. Three police officers stood and watched as a fourth, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd’s neck. They watched for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, with Floyd unresponsive for 2 minutes and 53 seconds of that, according to the criminal complaint against Chauvin. They did nothing […]

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SQUINTER: The Lord Hamill’s bus stop, the gentleman bomber and the courteous UDR patrol

A DISCUSSION on Twitter this week about the respective city centre  locations of hamburger joints Wimpy and Lord Hamill’s caught Squinter’s attention because back in the 80s Squinter used to get his bus outside Lord Hamill’s (which was in Wellington Place, to answer the question – Wimpy was in Royal Avenue). Early one evening around 1982 […]

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