The RUC widow left with a collusion legacy

Published in the Sunday World (March 25, 2018) IT'S been over 40 years since Rosemary Campbell was left a heartbroken widow. But for the 84 year-old nothing has changed since the day her Catholic RUC husband was murdered by loyalist paramilitaries. That's because the grandmother has been left with a collusion legacy where walls of … Continue reading The RUC widow left with a collusion legacy

Bringing the horror of Ulster’s past into today’s classroom

  By Patricia Devlin POINTING at an image of his bandmates on an assembly hall screen, Stephen Travers asks a roomful of school pupils, 'Can any of you identify the Protestants or the Catholics?' It was a question no teacher would dare ask, but for the Miami Showband survivor it was part of an important lesson not being taught in today's classroom - the horror … Continue reading Bringing the horror of Ulster’s past into today’s classroom

‘I worked on vital negotiations that I believe have changed Ireland forever, and for good’ Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness 1950 - 2017 News broke shortly after 7am today that Martin McGuinness, former IRA leader turned peacemaker, had passed away. The 66-year-old Irish republican died after a short illness in Derry’s Altnagelvin hospital surrounded by his family. He had a rare genetic disease caused by deposits of abnormal protein – amyloid – in … Continue reading ‘I worked on vital negotiations that I believe have changed Ireland forever, and for good’ Martin McGuinness