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    Six people under 18 years of age were shot dead by British paratroopers on a single day.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_(1972)
    We're they IRA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    We're they IRA?
    The march had been organised by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association protesting against internments.

    Many of the victims were shot while fleeing from the soldiers and some were shot while trying to help the wounded.

    Protesters were peaceful and unarmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris View Post
    The march had been organised by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association protesting against internments.

    Many of the victims were shot while fleeing from the soldiers and some were shot while trying to help the wounded.

    Protesters were peaceful and unarmed.
    That's terrible. I hope the soldiers involved were tried and convicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    That's terrible. I hope the soldiers involved were tried and convicted.

    There has been an interminable and incredibly expensive Enquiry, if we are talking about Derry - but I expect we aren't. The troubles went on and on, and a great number of those who killed people came under the Amnesty that went with the Good Friday Agreement
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    June 14th. Seven days after the UK election, and the coalition with DUP is not yet done.

    Theresa May might be in trouble from her own party, and a vote of no confidence might be in her future.

    Which could be good news for those who view peace in Ireland as a primary concern.

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    Friend of mine just returned from Manchester, and brought me a copy of "The Sentinel" the local paper dated June 10th.

    Headline says "Hung parliament leaves May feeling "truly blue"

    And "Conservative Party's Commons majority wiped out as Labour gains 29 seats"

    "May has been rumbled, people have seen through her"

    And interestingly: "...claims some people couldn't vote - despite registering before the cut-off date"

    So voting problems are not just an American issue, it would seem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    The Good Friday Agreement is the 1992 peace treaty under which the Irish gained control of Ireland (apart from Northern Ireland) and thereby ended decades, even centuries, of terror attacks on the UK, especially England.

    Some already feared that Brexit would undo the Agreement and reignite the hostilities, as the Irish still want a unified Ireland.



    Added to this is the concern that the Tories are looking to DUP, a very conservative Northern Ireland party, to form the coalition needed to keep the PM position for Theresa May.

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-team-dup-live



    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-team-dup-live





    https://www.theguardian.com/politics...-team-dup-live

    What a fucking mess!

    Your thoughts?
    It is not a coalition - The DUP vote with the Gov on most things, they are both Unionist parties, so I really don't know why she is even asking for a deal, Hers is not the first minority Gov to ever exist - Ireland does not want a closed border running through it, that is the sticking point so it is an Irish prob not just the DUP -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    We're they IRA?
    No, the leader's father was shot by the IRA though (not fatal because he wasn't where they thought he was so the ambush was botched) ------- is that close enough for you?

    Sinn Fein where the political wing of the IRA. The Democratic Unionists Party (DUP) were the political wing of the Unionists. The DUP take their seats in Westminster, Sinn Fein do not, will not, so the DUP have to be the voice of Ireland in the deal for our independence. Lucky for Ireland that they have a voice at all.
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