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Taoiseach and Tánaiste eager to show they’re on the same page

Irish Independent 07 Dec 2021
The leaders of the two old Civil War parties were in Dublin Castle – once the seat of British rule in Ireland – for the opening of The Treaty, 1921 which showcases the Irish version of the foundation document of the State, signed in London in the early hours of December 6 ... We are on the threshold of writing the next chapter of Irish history.
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Boris Johnson stirs up new Irish Troubles

Korea Times 06 Dec 2021
I had grown up in Boston, where every bar in Irish neighborhoods had a box for donations to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) ... I considered the war between Northern Irish Protestants Unionists who wanted to stay with Britain and the Catholic Nationalists to be hopeless ... agreement on the Irish border ― would be "reckless and irresponsible.
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Taoiseach and Tanaiste mark 100th anniversary of signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty

Belfast Telegraph 06 Dec 2021
The exhibition also chronicles day-to-day life in London for the men and women who made up the Irish delegation, from parties attended, dinners hosted and appearances at theatre and gala performances, to the tense final days and hours leading to the signing of the Treaty just after 2am on 6 December 1921.
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Irexit leader wages war on Covid-19 certs in role paid by EU

The Irish Times 06 Dec 2021
The leader of the pro-Irexit Irish Freedom Party, Hermann Kelly, has been helping to lead a campaign in the European Parliament against rules requiring MEPs, staff and visitors to produce a Covid-19 vaccination certificate ... Rejecting the use of vaccination certificates, Kelly, who himself tested positive for Covid-19 last week, told The Irish Times.
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The border is a wall with a thousand bricks, we have to remove them one ...

Irish Central 06 Dec 2021
"The border represents thousands of individual barriers in people’s lives," writes TD Peadar Tóibin, the leader of the Irish political party Aontú ... .
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Rubin: Boris Johnson stirs up new Irish Troubles for his own personal political gains

East Bay Times 05 Dec 2021
I had grown up in Boston, where every bar in Irish neighborhoods had a box for donations to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) ... I considered the war between Northern Irish Protestants Unionists who wanted to stay with Britain and the Catholic Nationalists to be hopeless.
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Troubles legal aid claims from government 'utterly wrong'

BBC News 05 Dec 2021
That has been rejected by all Northern Ireland parties and victims' groups ... The main Stormont parties and UK and Irish governments discussed Troubles legacy issues last Tuesday ... Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said victims of the Troubles should be ...
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Doug Beattie: Unionism shouldn’t engage in united Ireland debate, with poll at least 30 years away

Belfast Telegraph 05 Dec 2021
Meanwhile, the UUP leader was asked to address anger within the party’s west Tyrone constituency following the selection of former Irish Seanad member Ian Marshall as a candidate in the upcoming election ... Tyrone UUP association slam ‘dictatorial approach’ after party selection of Ian Marshall ... Doug Beattie Ulster Unionist Party.
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Government legacy plans ‘morally, constitutionally and legally offensive’

AOL 05 Dec 2021
The package of measures also included a new truth recovery body and an oral history initiative. But the move has been condemned by all the main political parties in Northern Ireland as well as the Irish Government and a range of victims’ and survivors’ groups ... He said ... “You could count them one one hand.
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Sinn Fein partitionism on fracking betrays one-track mind

Belfast Telegraph 05 Dec 2021
The party announced more than a year ago that such a bill was being prepared, and so this was no surprise ... One possibility is that while the party is united around the idea of Irish unity, so much focus goes into that argument that there is little time for detailed work in other areas and this has been bungled.
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UK plans to end Troubles-related legal cases ‘morally, constitutionally offensive’

The Irish Times 05 Dec 2021
The UK government’s proposals for an end to legal cases relating to Northern Ireland’s Troubles are offensive “morally, constitutionally and legally”, a prominent lawyer has said ... But the move has been condemned by all the main political parties in Northern Ireland as well as the Irish Government and a range of victims’ and survivors’ groups ... .
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How Starmer’s Labour Reversed 40 Years of Progress on Israel and Palestine

Dissident Voice 05 Dec 2021
His successor, Keir Starmer, suspended him from the party ... But worse, Labour, like the Conservative party, is once again reluctant even to criticise the occupation ... A peace accord was signed in 1998 only after Blair enticed all parties, including Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, to the negotiating table.
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Citizens’ assemblies are a guide to change, not a cure for all our ills

Belfast Telegraph 04 Dec 2021
The Alliance Party has called for a virtual assembly to help meet NDNA commitments ... Sinn Fein has proposed people’s assemblies on Irish unity ... At the party’s recent ard fheis, Declan Kearney insisted, “Irish unity can only be found by looking into the eyes of each other.” Sinn Fein will invite citizens and civic sectors to discuss a new Ireland.
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Michael Collins dismissed death threat three days before he was shot

The Irish Times 04 Dec 2021
There, crammed into tea chests, were the papers of Diarmaid Fawsitt, the economic adviser to Robert Barton, one of the five delegates who signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty ... In it Collins is dismissive of a warning passed on to him by Fawsitt that Irish-Americans wanted him dead as a result of the Treaty.
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Who was who during the Treaty negotiations

The Irish Times 04 Dec 2021
Griffith, the leader of the Irish delegation, was the first to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty and its most redoubtable advocate afterwards ... He was warmly congratulated at home and abroad for “solving” the Irish problem, but was out of office 10 months later when the Conservative party ended the coalition government he headed.

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