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Healthy Historical Revisionism in Ireland, Britain and Kurdistan

Gary Kent | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Historical events linger across generations with sometimes lethal consequences but dispassionate revisionism with new insights, facts and reflections - good history in short - can scotch potent myths and consign running sores to the past, as has been the case with troubled Anglo-Irish relations, and could be for Kurdistan.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Was Maggie Involved In Paedo Cover-up?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 13 July 2014... 1) WAS MAGGIE INVOLVED IN PAEDO COVER-UP? From the Sunday People: "Margaret Thatch...

Troubles Tactics Re-Emerge, As Letter Bomb Found In Post Office

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

A letter bomb has been found at Northern Ireland's main postal sorting office, marking the re-emergence of a terror tactic formerly used by paramilita...

Free At Last: Funeral Of 'Victorious' Conlon Held

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

The Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon has departed victorious from a life that dealt him a poor hand, the lawyer who campaigned for his freedom told mourn...

Wrongful Imprisonment For IRA Bombing 'Not IRA's Fault'

PA | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

The IRA is not responsible for the wrongful incarceration of the Guildford Four, Birmingham Six and others who went to prison for terrorist attacks th...

Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon Dies Aged 60

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK

Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombing, has died aged 60, his family have announced. Conlon and the rest of ...

How the Ghost of Ireland Past Haunts the SNP's Promised Land

Kevin Toolis | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Politics
Kevin Toolis

But after 300 years of political union, who defines "true" Scottishness? If you cannot be a Scot and a unionist then whole parts of our identity will have to disappear - or flow into exile just like the Irish.

Gerry Adams Released From Custody

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been released from police custody, and a file will be sent to prosecutors by detectives who have questioned him over ...

McConville Daughter Will Tell Police IRA Names

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

The eldest daughter of IRA murder victim Jean McConville has said she is prepared to name the people responsible for her mother's death. Forty-two ...

Prominent Dissident Republican Gunned Down In Daylight

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK

Tommy Crossan, the Continuity IRA's former commander in Belfast, a prominent dissident republican, has been gunned down in Northern Ireland. Crossa...

Omagh Bomb Suspect Appears In Court

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A republican successfully sued over the Omagh bomb has been remanded in custody charged with murdering the 29 victims of the Real IRA outrage. Seam...

A High-Profile Republican Has Been Charged Over The Omagh Bombing

PA | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

A high-profile republican has been charged with murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing, police said. Seamus Daly, 43, from Cullaville, Co Monagha...

Martin McGuinness To Be Queen's Special Guest

PA | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness will be a special guest of the Queen during a state banquet at Windsor C...

Former IRA Leader Ivor Bell Charged In Connection With Abduction And Murder

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

A veteran republican charged in connection with the IRA murder more than 40 years ago of Belfast mother of 10 Jean McConville is due in court today. ...

#AskAdams Q&A Twitter Hashtag Solicits Comedy Questions For Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK

If you solicit Twitter for questions for an earnest Q&A you’re often asking for trouble. If the subject of that Q&A is Gerry Adams, the leader of Si...

Is The IRA Back? Group Claims Responsibility For Packages Sent To Army Offices

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

A group calling itself the IRA has claimed it was behind devices sent to armed forces recruitment centres last week, Scotland Yard said. Scotland Y...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Tories Beaten By Ukip - Again

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Friday 14 February 2014... 1) TORIES BEATEN BY UKIP - AGAIN Yet another by-election blow for both c...

'Conniving' Tony Blair Might Be Getting Sued...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK

Tony Blair could face a lawsuit from over 200 victims of IRA terrorism who claim the former prime minister connived with the late Libyan leader Muamma...

Where Will the Geneva Deal With Iran Lead?

Gary Kent | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

The British hero of the diplomatic breakthrough with Iran was seen by many as the European Union's foreign affairs and security supremo, Cathy Ashton, who had been derided by some as a lightweight...

'We Were There To Act Like A Terror Group'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK

Members of an elite British Army unit have admitted breaking the law by killing unarmed men during the Troubles. A BBC Panorama documentary reveals...

Forget Trees - Planting Celebrities Will Save the World

Ben Acheson | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK
Ben Acheson

Despite the laughable hypocrisy, the benefits of celebrity environmentalism are obvious, even when they merely regurgitate inoffensive green buzzwords. They draw attention to unnoticed issues. They mobilise people. When they speak, we listen.

Man Charged Over 1982 Hyde Park Bomb Attack

PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of four British soldiers in the 1982 Hyde Park IRA bomb blast. John Downey, 61, of County Doneg...

Milltown Cemetery Murderer Stone Must Serve Remaining Sentence

PA | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

A loyalist who killed three men during a gun and grenade attack at an IRA funeral in West Belfast must serve out the remainder of of his minimum 30-ye...

'Real and Continuity FARC' in Colombia: The Silent and Deadly Rise of Splinter Groups

Ross Frenett | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics
Ross Frenett

Once again it's time for Colombia to look to the lessons of Ireland to avoid leaving the door open to splinter groups that form between the gaps of demobilisation, decommissioning and duplicity.

Question Time Labels Sinn Fein 'IRA' And DUP 'Goodies'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Politics

The BBC has apologised for a Question Time production gaffe that saw a Stormont minister labelled as being a member of "Sinn Fein/IRA!". Sinn Fein ...