Posts Tagged ‘the troubles’

Ending the Troubles: Ireland’s churches defend Agreement Comments 0

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

The “Good Friday Agreement” that brought an end to the  late 20th-century Troubles in Northern Ireland needs further work. The Agreement committed Northern Ireland’s political parties to resolving political issues by democratic and peaceful methods. Speaking on the Agreement’s 20th anniversary, the Catholic Church Primates of All Ireland say it “took a great effort to Read more

Ireland’s Bishop Daly of Bloody Sunday fame dies Comments 0

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Edward Daly, the Emeritus Catholic Bishop of Derry who tended victims of Northern Ireland’s Bloody Sunday killings and became a defining image of the massacre, died on Monday aged 82. The Catholic Diocese of Derry says Daly died peacefully on Monday after a long illness. Daly was a priest in Londonderry when British paratroopers opened Read more

Anti-Catholic politician Rev. Ian Paisley dies in Belfast Comments 0

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Northern Ireland politician Rev. Ian Paisley, who was infamous for his anti-Catholic rhetoric, yet came to share power with his enemies, has died. Rev. Paisley died in Belfast on September 12, aged 88. He had a history of heart ailments. He served as First Minister of Northern Ireland for a year when power was first Read more