Pat Finucane

14 Feb 19

You can’t have an opinion about anything in Northern Ireland without hearing “BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS/THEM/THAT?!”

12 Feb 19
The Irish Peace Process

Professor Peter Finn, Principal of St. Mary’s University College, Belfast. Dear Professor Finn, I was shocked at your decision to host in St. Mary’s University (Catholic) College the IRA movement’s “Annual Pat Finucane Lecture” where one could see prominently in the audience leaders of the IRA’s 30 year campaign of abductions, torture, extra-judicial executions, disappearances […]

11 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

The DUP urges Blair and Major to "call down rhetoric" over the Brexit peace threat Gregory Campbell dismissed last night's statement by two former prime ministers that a no-deal Brexit would jeopardize peace. E-mail Gregory Campbell dismissed last night's statement by two former prime ministers that a no-deal Brexit would jeopardize peace. DUP […]

11 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

DUP MP urges Blair and Major to "repress Brexit rhetoric" on threat of peace Gregory Campbell rejected last night the two former prime ministers' "alarmism" claim that a Brexit without an agreement would endanger peace. E-mail Gregory Campbell rejected last night the two former prime ministers' "alarmism" claim that a Brexit without an […]

11 Feb 19
News Archives Uk

The family's human rights lawyer, Pat Finucane, reiterated his calls for an independent public inquiry into his murder on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his assassination. The 39-year-old policeman was shot dead by Loyalist paramilitaries on Sunday, February 12, 1989 as part of an attack involving collusion with the state. Finucane, who represented […]

10 Feb 19
Archy news nety

Belfast lawyer Pat Finucane was assassinated to silence other human rights lawyers, his son said. This week marks 30 years since he was killed 14 times by loyalists in collusion with the British security forces while enjoying Sunday lunch at home with his family. He was 39 years old. Mr. Finucane's son, John, was a […]

09 Feb 19
Andrée Murphy

The first two weeks in February are always marked by commemorations of some of the most horrific incidents of our conflict. Because of the proximity of the dates of these incidents these weeks after St Brigid’s Day always bring pause to reflect. The commemorations are as varied as they are connected. Commemorating the New Lodge Six is an opportunity to reflect on […]

07 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
NEW radio figures see Newstalk celebrating their highest ever market share. Ivan Yates is among the station’s stars making big gains – with The Hard Shoulder their top show. Presenter Ivan Yates had an audience of 170,000 Ivan showed the biggest growth, adding 13,000 to his Drivetime show. While on Today FM Ian Dempsey saw numbers increase to his breakfast show by 18,000 book-on-book. RTE Radio One saw rises across their daytime show with Morning Ireland up 5,000 to 439,000, Ryan Tubridy up 12,000 to 325,000, The Today Show up 3,000 to 320,000. Ronan Collins is up 4,000 to 221,000, Joe Duffy’s Liveline up 7,000 to 381,000 and Ray D’Arcy up 2,000 to 221,000. RTE star Ryan Tubridy But rivals Newstalk have been picking up listeners with an all-time high prime-time Market share of 6.9 per cent. Newstalk Breakfast was up 7,000 to 128,000, Pat Kenny added 6,000, giving him audience of 155,000 listeners, Sean Moncrief also added 6,000 to grow his numbers to 97,000 for his afternoon show. Ian Dempsey was the big winner on Today FM up 18,000 to 180,000. Matt Cooper also added 5,000 listeners, giving his Last Word 142,000 listeners. While RTE 2fm remained largely unchanged, the weekend women on RTE Radio One dropped numbers coming up to, and including December, which the station said reflected Christmas and declines in Sunday listenership across all stations. While Marian Finucane added 18,000 listeners on Saturday to 364,000. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN SHOWBIZ” posts_category=”169″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Her Sunday show was down 10,000 to 312,000 Sunday With Miriam was also down 25,000 to 246,000 but post these figures staged a radio coup in January landing a rare interview with Van Morrison. In Dublin, station Q102 is now reaching just over 200,000 Dubliners each week while big sister FM104 maintained its position as the capital’s number one station with 328,000 tuning in. In the crucial breakfast time slot, FM104s Strawberry Alarm Clock with Jim Jim and Nobby enhanced its position as the capital’s #1 local choice to wake up and get going each morning.
18 Jan 19
The Five Demands

Ad inaugurare il sito, in onore di Emma Groves e Clara Reilly, sarà il sindaco Deirdre Harge insieme ai leaders della comunità, presso l’ex caserma della RUC di Andersonstown Sarà una cerimonia particolarmente commovente, in quanto Emma e Clara hanno protestato per decenni contro le violazioni dei diritti umani e in memoria di quelli feriti […]

12 Jan 19
Andrée Murphy

New Year files being declassified feel a lot less like history. This year it was disconcerting to read disclosure of NIO briefings from 1990 refer to friends and colleagues being named along with their organisations. The Committee on the Administration of Justice was the subject of one of the documents, a document we know was shared with MI5 and Task Coordinating Group. […]