Deirdre Heenan: Unionism’s reaction to Finucane decision speaks volumes
The continued smearing of murdered solicitor Pat Finucane’s reputation suggests that unionist politicians feel Britain can engage in terrorism without any erosion of moral authority
The predictable announcement by the British government last week that it will not establish a public inquiry into the 1989 murder of Pat Finucane, the Belfast solicitor, has once again thrust the legacy of the Troubles back into the spotlight.
Brandon Lewis, the Secretary of State for the North, told the House of Commons that while a public inquiry would not be held, he was not taking the possibility of one “off the table at this...
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Colin Murphy: Ireland was abusing its unwed mothers even before there was Church and state collusion
Twentieth-century Ireland was one of the most repressive sexual cultures in the world. Much of that is on the Catholic Church, but not all of it
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Elaine Byrne: We need to stop being afraid to say what really happened to these girls
When we talk about mother and baby homes, we keep on finding ways to avoid saying certain words and that needs to change