Mr. Gerard Fitt (Belfast, West) : On rising to my feet to address the House this evening, I would, first, ask the House to consider that I, as the new Member for West Belfast, had to overcome many obstacles before I had the opportunity of addressing this House. I take some consolatioh from the fact … Read more
[flv:http://space.freshideas.ie/storage/video/understanding-northern-ireland.flv 480 320] Originally shown on UTV this program will be you a good understanding of the background to the Northern Ireland conflict. Press the play button to start the video.
Originally Published Derry Journal, Friday, 6th June 2008. Local author and historian Fionnbarra Ó’Dochartaigh, a co-founder of NICRA in 1967, in this third exclusive article for the “Journal” traces the roots of early public agitations which led to the dramatic events on Derry’s Duke Street on October 5th 1968. Almost overnight the civil rights … Read more
“I never thought I would have the courage to walk into the mayor’s parlour and ask a question,” Sadie Campbell said. “And when I did, the mayor said: ‘Get the police.’” Sadie was speaking on Saturday after she was presented with an award to celebrate her contribution to” the achievement of civil rights. Sadie’s activism … Read more
They and others risked their lives and worked tirelessly, demanding civil rights for all- but history has often overlooked them. They were the women of the civil rights movement in NI. Bernadette Devlin was a powerful exception but most other women appeared to be in the background. On Saturday 31 May 2008, in South West … Read more