Category Archives: Northern Ireland


I went to the town hall to register the death. I had to wait in a line and fill in a form. Clipboard and pen provided. The technical term for someone allowed to do so is “Informant.” Strange choice of … Continue reading

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Peace Award for Mary McAleese

FORMER PRESIDENT OF Ireland, Mary McAleese, and her husband Senator Martin McAleese have been announced as the joint recipients of the 2011 Tipperary International Peace Award. Also nominated for the award this year were former US President Jimmy Carter, Queen … Continue reading

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A call for social justice initiatives in Ireland

The inter-church ‘Church & Society Forum’ has stated their conviction that “The new political term brings considerable challenges for elected representatives in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland. “ The statement continues: In Northern Ireland the new Programme for Government will define the key … Continue reading

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Irish “Reform” on Gay Marriage

Withhold funds from C of I – Reform Ireland’s advice on same-sex issue The News Letter reports today that the “conservative Church of Ireland group Reform Ireland has urged church lay people to withhold funds from the church.” The News … Continue reading

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Rihanna and the Red Face of Ulster

Farmer tells Rihanna: ‘Get off my land and find God’ Pop singer Rihanna’s latest video shoot was interrupted when a Christian farmer withdrew his permission to use his land. The singer, known for her raunchy routines, wore a red bikini … Continue reading

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