Brexit: European Commission Publishes Guiding Principles On Ireland And Northern Ireland

The European Commission has today set out its principles for the political dialogue on Ireland and Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations. Today’s paper states that the Good Friday Agreement should continue to be protected and strengthened in all its parts after the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. The continuation of the Common Travel Area, […]

Brexit: Councillor Browne calls for border poll

Councillor Martin Browne of Sinn Féin Tipperary has called for a border poll following the result of the Brexit referendum, saying that the United Kingdom is no longer united and that the popular vote in Ulster to remain shows the rift between the 6 counties and England. Cllr Browne said: “The result comes as a […]

Consolidating Peace And Deepening Reconciliation In Northern Ireland And Border Region

Today the European Commission adopted the new EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation (PEACE IV) worth almost 270 million euro, with 229 million euro coming from the European Regional Development Fund. PEACE IV is a unique funding and policy programme which aims to reinforce a peaceful and stable society by fostering reconciliation in Northern Ireland […]

Morris offers his condolences on the death of Nenaghman Fr Alec Reid

I was saddened to hear of the passing this morning of Nenagh Man Fr Alec Reid. Fr Reid was hugely influential in the peace process in this country and it was because his ability to see  the whole process  through to the end that Nenagh Town Council awarded him a civic reception at my insistence. […]

New Book – Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland

Incontrovertible evidence of collusion between loyalist paramilitaries and the state in dozens of murders in Northern Ireland.   Between 1970 and 1978, a loyalist gang (or permutations of it) rampaged through Ireland brutally killing over 120 people, the majority of them selected at random.  All bar one were nationalists with no republican links.  In almost […]

Learn Something New Nearly Every Day at the Cloughjordan Festival

The Cloughjordan Festival is always full of arts and entertainment, but there’s also a chance to learn something new nearly every day of the festival at talks and workshops for all ages, many of which are free or very low priced. The festival kicks off with Totally Tipperary at Cloughjordan House on 25 June, a […]

Cross Community & Cross Border Major Football Festival in East Belfast

Enjoy, Believe and Achieve – the ‘Best’ way to enjoy the summer! Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th July 2011 – range of sites across East Belfast. July 2011 will be the third year of the cross-community and cross-border George Best Community Cup. This unique tournament seeks to bring young people together from all backgrounds to […]