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Northern Ireland Assembly’s Vote to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Is Vetoed

Because the Democratic Unionists, the largest party in Northern Ireland’s devolved Parliament, exercised a voting mechanism to veto the vote, same-sex marriage backers are now expected to turn to the courts.

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Return to Direct Rule From London a Possibility for Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland could again be ruled directly from London if the country’s governing parties fail to agree on a plan to resolve deep disagreements over paramilitarism and welfare reform.

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 READ MORE


Ex-IRA and British Soldiers Discuss Reconciliation Over Tea

Three-thousand seven-hundred people were killed in the 30-year conflict known as the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. Men who belonged to those groups met in Northern Ireland last month to talk about why they took up arms and how the future can be made less bloody.

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Truthdigger of the Week: Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney will represent 14 Irish prisoners who endured Britain’s version of Guantanamo in a case that, according to researcher Lauretta Farrell, has become “the benchmark by which other countries measure their ‘enhanced interrogation programs.’ ”

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 READ MORE



Ian Paisley’s Real Legacy: A Political Postmortem

Although he may have shown a softer side to those who knew him, the Northern Irish politician did more to fan the flames of sectarianism than any other figure.

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 READ MORE


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Women, Poets Rejoice! There Are New Laureates in Town and They Happen to All Be Female

Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have all chosen women as their poet laureates this year.

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 READ MORE



Suicides in Northern Ireland Equal to Number Killed in ‘Troubles’

The flames of conflict may be out, but parts of the country continue to glow as a legacy of violence remains with survivors of a sectarian dispute that lasted almost three decades and killed about 3,600 people.

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 READ MORE



Scotland Makes Gay Marriage Official

Scotland has joined the growing global ranks of countries that have made gay marriage legal.

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 READ MORE


German Captains, U-Boats and Other Lies About Ireland

By chance, I arrived in Dublin this week on the day that the Saville report on Bloody Sunday was published.

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 READ MORE


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British PM Apologizes for ‘Bloody Sunday’ Killings

On Tuesday, British Prime Minister David Cameron faced the daunting task of answering for one of the U.K.’s most volatile historical episodes: the so-called Bloody Sunday shootings in Northern Ireland in 1972.

Posted on Jun 15, 2010 READ MORE


Mrs. Robinson Scores One for Gender Equality in a Bad Way

So the tables-turned, she-cheated-on-him political sex scandal we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived, albeit across the pond.

Posted on Jan 13, 2010 READ MORE


Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Could Get Much Worse if Tolerated

God’s specific instruction to the Jewish people to reoccupy Jerusalem and the Palestinian West Bank stands in the way of peace, but President Obama must get results—and fast—before the situation deteriorates.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009 READ MORE


Northern Ireland Chooses Peace

The heads of Northern Ireland’s main Protestant and Catholic political parties have joined together in an historic power-sharing government. Ian Paisley, leader of an anti-Catholic church, and Martin McGuinness, formerly of the IRA, will lead the new government. Both men have spent time in prison for their extremist roles in the conflict.

Posted on May 8, 2007 READ MORE


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