Operation Banner

  • 2 August 2007
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Most reports on the British Army's Operation Banner give the exact number of British soldiers killed but don't include the number of Irish citizens killed by British Forces either directly or as a result of collusion. In both cases the vast majority [over 80%] were unarmed civilians.

Wealth of the nation

  • 1 August 2007
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I was delighted to read in the latest Bank of Ireland report that this country is the second richest in the world.

Fair play Mr. O'Reilly

In issue 127 of Village, it was reported that Sir Anthony O'Reilly has threatened legal action against its editor.

Ploughshares acquittal anniversary statement

It is one year since a jury of Irish people acquitted the Pitstop Ploughshares unanimously of doing over $2 million worth of damage to a US warplane at Shannon Airport. In the first unanimous acquittal ever in the history of the ploughshares movement, twelve Irish people made the brave decision of acquitting the five defendants - Ciaron, Damien, Deirdre, Karen and Nuin - and the news was welcomed by the broader anti-war movement. Even those who defined themselves as anti-war, but did not initially endorse our action, welcomed the acquittal as a victory for the anti-war cause.

Stopover in Shannon

I commend the Church of Ireland's Archbishop Rev John Neill's comments as reported in the media in relation to the stopover by American troops in Shannon.

VHI increases

It is disgraceful that the Minister of Health has approved the increase of 8.5 per cent in VHI charges.