Ireland is Suddenly a Lonely Island

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By Peter Makem Ireland is suddenly a lonely place. Old securities have been shattered since the people of the United Kingdom — specifically the people of England — voted to leave the European Union, voted Brexit, an abbreviation of British… Continue Reading

Senator George Mitchell—Gentle Persuasion—Crafting Peace Around the World

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By Sabina Clarke I am on a transatlantic call with former Senator George Mitchell ensconced in the Meridian Piccadilly Hotel in London’s West End near Piccadilly Circus. I want to lapse into a leisurely conversation about The Troubles and his… Continue Reading

Northern Ireland Activist Receives Passion for Peace Award

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Patricia Campbell, a psychiatric nurse from County Tyrone and the president of the Independent Workers Union in Ireland received the Passion for Peace award at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill on Sunday, March 22nd. Campbell, who began her… Continue Reading

Boston College Belfast Project…Doomed from the Start

by Sabina Clarke The Boston College Belfast Project’s ill-fated attempt to capture the stories of former Irish Republican Army, IRA, members and former Loyalist paramilitary members during the period in Northern Ireland known as The Troubles has been fraught with… Continue Reading

The Girl from Rathgar…Sinn Fein’s Rising Star

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by Sabina Clarke With Northern Ireland once again front and center and the 15th congressional hearing on Northern Ireland just held  in March, a Sinn Fein delegation arrived in Washington, D. C. for a round of  follow-up talks regarding the… Continue Reading

Police Service of Northern Ireland Lands Gerry Adams

By Sabina Clarke They finally got him. Gerry Adams, recently reelected Sinn Fein president was arrested — but not charged — by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), for questioning regarding the disappearance and murder of Jean McConville, a… Continue Reading

A Breach of Promise—Awaiting Verdict on Boston College IRA Tapes

If you would like to read the previous article on this subject click here  By Sabina Clarke  As of today July 15th, former IRA member, author and journalist Anthony McIntyre, his American wife Carrie Twomey and New York author and… Continue Reading