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Northern Ireland Peace Process

Biden Voices Support For Northern Ireland Talks

AP | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his support behind a new round of power-sharing talks in Northern Ireland. Bid...

Epic Fail: Peace Talks Without Hamas

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Next week's negotiations are doomed to fail, because the U.S. supports Israel in its refusal to negotiate with Hamas even though it pushed the British to negotiate with the Irish equivalent of Hamas, the IRA.

Belfast's Messed Up Minority and Their Media Support

Michael Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Evans

When you see a story on Northern Ireland that is really about its misdirected youth causing violence, try and think of the vast majority of "Nor'n Iron" that could care less about the their ancestors' grudges.

The Supreme Court: Working for Peace Is a Prosecutable Offense

Kay Guinane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kay Guinane

While nobody would argue that the government shouldn't take all necessary and justifiable steps to prevent terrorism, what rational person would argue that turning extremists away from violence runs contrary to that goal?

Sunday Bloody Sunday: UK Army's "Mai Lai"-Style 1972 Irish Massacre Was "Unjustified And Unjustifiable"

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

The Saville Report is as damning an indictment of British army and establishment perfidy as can be imagined. It is a stain on the British army that compares with the Mai Lai massacre.

Niall O'Dowd: "The Voice of Irish America"

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rory Fitzgerald

Thirty Years ago, Niall O'Dowd left Ireland. He arrived in America as an illegal immigrant, a construction worker. From humble beginnings, he went on ...

George Bush Calls David Cameron To Push For Northern Ireland Peace Process

The Guardian | Nicholas Watt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The former US president George Bush has made a direct plea to David Cameron to support the Northern Ireland peace process, amid widespread concern in ...

IRA Bomb Threatens Northern Ireland Peace Process

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) DUBLIN -- Northern Ireland's police commander denounced Irish Republican Army dissidents Tuesday for giving his officers just 17 minutes to evacu...

Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?

Rory Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rory Fitzgerald

Northern Ireland has been shaken. Not by the usual things: bombs and tribal warfare, but by a sex scandal in high office involving one Mrs. Robinson. ...

Northern Ireland: Brown And Cowen Head To Belfast To Avert Power Sharing Crisis

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HILLSBOROUGH, Northern Ireland — The British and Irish governments launched a round-the-clock mission Monday to save Northern Ireland's unraveli...

Iris Robinson: Wife Of Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson, Tried To Kill Herself After Affair

Guardian | Henry McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Northern Ireland's first minister, Peter Robinson, is facing questions over his role as the province's leading politician after he revealed tonight th...

Kevin McDaid Murder Investigation Yields 10 In Custody

Irish Evening Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in the North have released two of the 12 people arrested in connection with the sectarian murder of Kevin McDaid in Co Derry on Sunday night....

A History Of Violence In Ireland (AUDIO)

World Focus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World


Belfast Clubhouse For Catholic And Protestant Youth Seeks To Overcome Historical Schisms

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

This story was produced in partnership with Ireland's Ardmore Sound. Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated n...

Northern Ireland Needs Its Own Version of "Brown vs The Board of Education" - and Fast

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The blood-spilling of the past week - and the rock-solid resistance to it - should lead us to a new political cry. Prime Minister Brown, Taoiseach Cowen, First Minister Robinson - tear down this wall between Northern Ireland's children.

Northern Ireland Attacks Unite Region's Politics

The Huffington Post | Catherine Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Two deadly attacks on Northern Ireland security forces in the past few days have raised fears that the province may be returning to an era of violence...

Gordon Brown Visits Massereene Before Crisis Talks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gordon Brown flew into Northern Ireland today for crisis talks with security and political chiefs amid widening public disgust over the Massereene Arm...

Can Mitchell Succeed? Let Him Talk to Hamas

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

It is very likely that if the U.S. were to engage Hamas diplomatically, it would be much easier to achieve a peaceful political resolution of the Israel/Palestine conflict.

The Violence And Settlements Anathema, Part 1

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

George Mitchell's emphasis on diplomacy will certainly help him tremendously on his mission, but he may need more than that to pierce through this conflict that has eluded all of his predecessors.

Appointing Mitchell: Obama's Signal to Peace

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Mitchell, an Arab American, was former Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate and widely recognized for his role in achieving peace in Northern Ireland. He has the stature the job demands.

Obama's Inauguration and the Israel-American Paradox

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ilana Teitelbaum

It doesn't make a difference if the U.S. president is "good for Israel". What would be "good for Israel," would be an entirely new government in Israel.

The Dalai Lama vs. Palestine?

David A. Andelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Andelman

For many American Jews there is the apparent moral conundrum -- how do you support Tibet over China without supporting Palestine over Israel?