Squandering A Future – By Mairead Maguire

Squandering A Future – By Mairead Maguire

Press Releases
It is with deep concern and regret that I witness Northern Ireland has been without a Parliament for eighteen months. It is astonishing to me that some of our political representatives, who know full well that their refusal to sit around the Executive Table and the Assembly in Stormont Parliament, means a political stalemate and a vacuum of power. Refusal to represent the people who have elected our politicians, directly affects many: There is a lack of spending in our infrastructure, education, health care and job creation. This leads to unemployment, homelessness, and insufficient wages. Instability in our governance deters past and future investors. Over the last 40 years, many large companies have left Northern Ireland, leaving a void only to be replaced with low-income employment. Is it any wonder…
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Demonization of Russia in a new Cold War era- By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace laureate

Demonization of Russia in a new Cold War era- By Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace laureate

Press Releases
In examining the future, we must look to the past. As we watch the media today, we are spoon fed more and more propaganda and fear of the unknown, that we should be afraid of the unknown and have full faith that our government is keeping us safe from the unknown. But by looking at media today, those of us who are old enough will be reminded of the era of Cold War news articles, hysteria of how the Russians would invade and how we should duck and cover under tables in our kitchens for the ensuing nuclear war. Under this mass hysteria all Western governments were convinced that we should join Western allies to fight the unknown evil that lies to the east. Later through my travels in Russia…
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ISRAELI MILITARY HAS STILL NOT RELEASED 114 BOXES OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR GAZA

Freedom Flotilla
It is 30 days since the Israeli military stopped the Freedom Flotilla Coalition’s ship Al Awda and took control of the medical supplies for Gaza. For one month the Freedom Flotilla Coalition has demanded the immediate release of the 114 boxes and thousands of people from around the world have called Israeli embassies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in their countries demanding the release. Please sign the petition demanding that the Israeli military releases the boxes of medical supplies. Where are these medical supplies for Gaza? (read more) The Freedom Flotilla Coalition continues to demand the immediate release of the 114 boxes of medical supplies (sterile gauze and sutures) for the health services of Gaza that were carried on the Al Awda and Freedom boats of the 2018 Freedom…
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MY REFLECTIONS ON POPE FRANCIS’ VISIT TO IRELAND – By Mairead Maguire

Events, Press Releases
Pope Francis‘ two-day visit to Ireland on the 25th and 26th of August 2018 comes at a time when people need hope. The Irish Church has been devastated by the abuse scandals, which have never been properly dealt with. The victims and survivors of church abuse have told their stories and knocked on doors trying to get a hearing, and meet those who would listen to the terrible injustices perpetrated on them by some Catholic clergy and religious institutions. It is only in the last few years that it has been recognized by the Catholic hierarchy that clerical abuse has taken place. The pain, frustration and anger of so many victims has been allowed to fester and perpetrators of these abuses in the past often protected for fear of damage…
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