FRANCIE Molloy MP is a long-standing Sinn Féin activist. He is not a controversial figure within Sinn Féin. The only time he was publicly out of step with the party was in 2015 when he was vocal with a worry about the new super councils. He was suspended from the party for two short months, but everyone seemed happy when he returned. So it was a surprise when he tweeted this week that nationalists had been “sold a pup” with the Good Friday Agreement.
An braon anuas. An phéint a bheith ag titim de na ballaí. An chuma ar an urlár go dtiocfadh poll ann le céad lingeadh eile na ndamhsóirí. Grúpaí againn cruinnithe thart ar théitheoirí beaga gáis ag iarraidh an fhuacht a ruaigeadh dár gcnámha. Seo cuid de na cuimhní geala atá agam ar shamhraí sna coláistí Gaeltachta i dTír Chonaill. Agus seo an fáth a bhfuil mé ag tacú le Teileann.
As Robin Swann dons his Orange regalia today to wait by the door for a socially-distanced Orange band to pass, he will be mindful of Sunday newspaper reports that his counterpart Matt Hancock in England is to be sued by relatives of those who died in care homes and that solicitors in Belfast are preparing cases for the relatives of those who passed away in care homes here.
I WAS in Belfast city centre last week for the first time in three months. I was to meet a 'returned Yank', a man who has returned to these parts after nearly sixty years in USA. I was told he had two hours to spare.
He’s probably alone in that belief, of course. Because frogs get a bad press – if they get any press at all. Yet they are perhaps the most incredible creatures that walk – or more accurately hop – on this fair land.
Tá 21 mholadh le cúrsaí Gaeilge a fheabhsú sa saol poiblí anseo le fáil i dtuarascáil COMEX a seoladh ag tús na míosa seo. Coiste Saineolaithe de chuid Chomhairle na hEorpa atá in COMEX agus bíonn siad ag plé leis an Chairt Eorpach um Theangacha Réigiúnacha nó Mionlaigh.
THIS is a man who will not trade for his life his family. He loves his wee family life here in Belfast. The rest of the clan are thousands of miles away on the same island that gave us Freddie Mercury of British rock band, Queen.
THE Falls Curfew 50 years ago was a tipping point in modern Irish history. The previous August (1969) unionist mobs had burned out hundreds of nationalist homes in West and North Belfast, killed and maimed and forced thousands of families to become refugees living in schools, with friends and family, or strangers who opened their doors for them, or in camps across the border established by the Irish government.
“I recommend that permission for the proposed development be refused.” Sin a scríobh cigire de chuid an Bhoird Pleanála ina thuarascáil i mí na Bealtaine faoin phlean 28 dteach agus teach aíochta a thógáil i sráidbhaile beag Ráth Chairn i nGaeltacht na Mí.