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Magaluf – “Anti Feminist” to protect young women? Don’t think so!

Yesterday, an article written by Eilis O’Hanlon appeared in the Sunday Independent on the subject of the young woman who has now become known as ‘Magaluf Girl’. It made this blogger think. The title was given to a young woman

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Justice 4 the 21 “Their silence and inaction is insulting”

On 21 November 1974 our beloved sister, Maxine, who was aged just 18,  went out to meet some friends to hand out some party invitations at a local pub in Birmingham. 15 minutes after entering the pub she had been

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Private : Internal Sinn Féin Minutes. Adams “I wish it would all go away”.

Today Vixens asked Gerry Adams TD on #AskAdams with @impartialrep, whether he had ever wished the Abortion discussion within his party would go away.  While he did answer,  he didn’t address the content of the question. His answer was that

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All victims have the right to justice, and nobody should be above the law. Ann Travers.

In the wake of further revelations regarding ‘On the Runs’, tonight’s platform piece comes from Ann Travers, who speaks movingly about the effect her sisters murder and attempted murder of her parents has had on her and her family to

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What’s that Peter Robinson? Not happy at ‘On the Run’ deal?

This blog will look in full at the issue of ‘On the Runs’ next week. Suffice to say, we have been digging around. We have had information dealing with this issue for quite some time. We can provide photographic evidence

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Note from IRA man raises questions on Loughgall.

                          Brian Arthurs. A typed note from one former IRA commander to another may shed light on a mystery surrounding the killing of eight IRA men and one civilian,

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Former IRA women complain of pornography, but where do they stand on abuse revelations?

In today’s blog, Catherine Mc Cartney explores a communique on Pornography written by female IRA prisoners in the mid nineties, chastising their male counterparts in the Republican Movement. ‘The ultimate form of domination, next to murder, is rape.’ Very few

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Constitutional Question is Holding us Back. (Lyra McKee)

In tonight’s blog, Freelance Investigative Journalist Lyra McKee gives us an insight into her life growing up in North Belfast, her thoughts on the recent SDLP row regarding Justin Cartright and the constitutional debate – and her hopes for the future. Growing

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Loyalty (Ann Travers)

Many people in Northern Ireland are driven by loyalty. Loyalty to the flag, loyalty to the Queen, loyalty to “The Cause”, loyalty to their political party and loyalty to their leadership. For many families though the thing that drives them

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People Power at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis

Not every political party is as media savvy as Sinn Féin these days.  Sure, they try the auto cues  to perfect their delivery of oft boring speeches to the media, yet seem to fail miserably (remember Alasdair Mc Donnell, anyone?)

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