We are confronted by a US presidential second-term election cycle. We all must contend too with various interests. Do we have in play a version of ‘operation boot’? The 1952 US/UK regime-change operation in Iran. And do people regionally also view the late, recently murdered Major General Qasem Soleimani as an Iranian Che Quevara? Would Iran’s supreme Ayatollah be viewed as an Iranian Fidel Castro? How annoying for a rightist US administration: a Cuba in the Middle East. How much more death and devastation will flow out of our fossil-fuel dependency and the military powers of the main players, the chief one being the US?
Partial records from long-secret files relating to the 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy have been released - capturing the frantic days following the killing as officials madly chased after tips, juggled rumours and sifted through leads worldwide.
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has become embroiled in a damaging row with the son of provisional IRA victim Brian Stack after insisting he received the names of four people involved in his murder from the grieving family.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams to clarify who gave him the names of four senior provisional IRA members who may have been involved in the 1983 murder of prison officer Brian Stack.
Shannon Airport’s celebration of 70 years since the first commercial transatlantic flight into an Irish airport has been marked with a photographic exhibition featuring the many famous people who passed through — and the one who didn’t.