35 Burst results for "Northern Ireland"
Ann McElhinney on the Abortion Monster Kermit Gosnell
"He was known that if you basically are 8 months pregnant, 9 months pregnant. You can go to Kermit gosnell and he will kill the baby. He a 100%. He did this. This was his effectively his specialty. If you really were stuck, he would do anything, including murder live children, deliver them, and then kill them. Hard for us to even talk about this, but this is a reality. This was going on year after year after year after year in a quote unquote legal abortion facility operated by this monster, the serial killer. How did you come to this story? You and felon, how did you come to know about this story? So we made a documentary called frac nation and Salem was doing screenings for people across Pennsylvania and he had a couple of days off and I don't know. You've met Salem, right? He's just this veteran journalist. He just, he always has a nose for a story. He'd heard about some kind of thing that was going on in the courthouse, went down to the courthouse in Philadelphia. They had reserved the largest courtroom available because they presumed that the magnitude of this story would have attracted an enormous number of journalists. However, that's not at all what happened. In fact, it was like the Mary Celeste. He went in. There was no one there in this massive courtroom. And he started to hear, and this is a guy who was covered war in Northern Ireland. I mean, he has covered some awful gruesome stories. And he's sitting there, he's listening to the worst testimony. He has ever heard plus seeing these photographs of the babies of the babies that were murdered, projected on a large screen in front of this jury, and he's thinking what is going on here and the most shocking thing for him was that the journalists weren't there. And in the front of the courtroom, you've got Kermit gozleme smirking, which is kind of his thing, by the way. He sort of smirking, sort of, flirting with the stenographer. And it's like, he's thinking, what is going on here? And how is this not world
Jason Miklian Describes the Tensions Between Punjabis and Bengalis
"Producing, do you describe some of the ethnic tensions between punjabis and bengalis that will help us make sense of what happens next because particularly for an American audience, when we hear about a part of the world where people are of the same religion, it's easy to assume that because their brethren, there shouldn't be division between them, which, I mean, as an aside, tell that to people in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, but could you give us some context? And what do we need to know that would explain what will happen next? For example, a Punjabi would consider Bengali perhaps not as much of a Muslim. And other tensions that are important to understand here. Sure. And great. And thanks so much for having us on too. I think that one of the important things that we can think about here is that the background of this story of these tensions really begins all the way back in partition when England gave up its crown jewel of India. You know, as we all know, the subcontinent was divided across religious lines, where the Hindu majority provinces became India and the Muslim majority provinces became Pakistan. But the problem, of course, was that the two different sections of Pakistan were separated by nearly a thousand miles, you had to the west, the Punjabi urdu speaking west Pakistan to the east, you have the Bengali speaking East Pakistan. Now even though East Pakistan had more people, it was much poorer and the west tended to use it just as a place where they could extract valuable resources. So over 2025 years, it perpetuated this notion that west Pakistan was where the money and where the power was in East Pakistan was effectively the colonial territory of the west. So over an entire generation, this, of course, built up a lot of resentment and a lot of tensions between west and east. And it was all exacerbated by the fact that there's foreign enemy, India, lay in between
EXPLAINER: What's next for N. Ireland after Sinn Fein wins?
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"northern ireland" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Brexit deal to prevent the return of a hard border between Northern Ireland and its southern neighbor Ireland, featured heavily during the heated discussion. Recently that the protocol alters article sex of the acts of union, which protect our right to treat it freely within the question was about the border, the border poll. So just to be clear, your second class citizen in my own country. And that's something I am not prepared to accept. So the protocol has proved one of the most divisive political issues since the good Friday agreement. The peace deal brought about between those who wanted to see the two countries unified. And those who didn't. It's one big factor in an election that could turn up a historic result. For over a century, pro British unionist parties in Northern Ireland have held hard. Sam McBride writes about Northern Ireland for The Economist and is based in Belfast. But voters here in this election could choose as the biggest party a party which does not even want Northern Ireland to exist. So put this election in context for us, what is at stake, how does it work? Who's voting? What's the contest? Northern Irish politics is highly polarized at the moment. So between 1969 and 1998, there were three decades of violence known as the troubles that was fundamentally about whether Northern Ireland should be part of the United Kingdom or part of a single Irish state getting rid of the Irish land border. That question still lingers many, many years, 24 years now after the good Friday agreement, but the refresh pressures which are straining politics in Belfast. Those pressures come from Brexit. There are also changing demographics in Northern Ireland, voodoo can't just be lumped into one of two groups unionist or nationalist data which used to be and those labels were very much in some ways proxies for a religious label of Protestant or Catholic. That is changing quite rapidly, non aligned voters are not a structurally significant segment. There is a sense of weariness among a lot of these people. They want something different. They want better public services, whatever happens, they are open to good arguments, either for the union or for Irish unification. And that really complicates matters because this political system from the good Friday agreement was really only designed for two big tribes. And you say a non unionist vote, at least looks possible. Why is that? Why now? Sinn Fein really for decades was the political wing of the Irish Republican army, the IRA. It's not guaranteed that it's going to win on Thursday, but there is reason for significant expectation that will happen. There are three different polling companies which have been pulling in this campaign. They all agree that Sinn Fein is ahead. The only argument is over how far ahead they are. And the CM polls that have Sinn Fein on course for victory show that it's not because they are storming ahead. It's actually because they're losing support, but losing support at a slower rate than the million unionist party, the democratic unionist party or the DUP. It has held power in Northern Ireland for 19 years. It has had a very significant influence on the Brexit situation in London, but it is in deep decline in Northern Ireland. And so sinfin has had a lot going for it in recent years. It's had a very unpopular Brexit which Northern Ireland voted against its head years of unionist incompetence and a prime minister in Boris Johnson, who really manages to unite voters of all stripes in Northern Ireland in their dislike of him. He is very unpopular in this part of the UK. And so how meaningful do you think a Sinn Fein victory could be in terms of actually holding a referendum toward reunification? Well, it would really be much more symbolic than substantive, at least in the immediate term. There would be undoubted symbolism to having the first Catholic as first minister or prime minister of Northern Ireland. That has never happened in over 100 years of Northern Ireland's existence. It would also be the first nationalist, the first Republican. This would be a moment of very great symbolic significance. Northern Ireland was constructed as a state that was meant to have an inbuilt unionist majority and in built Protestant majority. It's four fathers could not have conceived the idea that an Irish Republican, somebody who came from a party which for decades really was the most peace of the IRA, which defended terrorist atrocities that they would be the biggest party in Northern Ireland. But that's the only part of the story sinfin could win this election with as little as 20% of the vote. It's a very fragmented political landscape that could win this election by losing seats. So you've got a situation here where it's hard, I think, for Sinn Fein, if they do win, to make the argument to the British government, there must be a plebiscite on our issue. And so if not reunification, how could a Sinn Fein victory change things? The first practical issue here would be how the DUP responds if shin phin win under the terms of the good Friday agreement, either of those two me and parties can veto really and administration being formed. And the DP has refused to say whether it would participate in government if sin fion wins, Jim wells, who is a former DUP minister who left the party during this campaign, has said publicly that the party should refuse to share power with Sinn Fein, if that meant that Sinn Fein was going to get the poster first minister, his logic for that is that he thinks that would increase infants chances of arguing for Irish unity. I think actually many people looking at this will say that such a decision would not just be on democratic. It would also almost certainly boost Republican support. And Sam, you mentioned Boris Johnson, what about Brexit and the Northern Ireland protocol? How are those playing into the election? The northern United protocol basically keeps Northern Ireland in the European Union single market for goods and in its customs union. That means that Northern Ireland has to follow lots of EU rules, which no longer apply in the rest of the UK since Brexit. It also means that there are checks on many of the goods that cross the Irish sea from Britain into Northern Ireland. So really it has avoided a harder Irish land border, but in doing so, it has created an Irish sea border within the United Kingdom. And there is a situation where lots of unionists feel that not only is this causing practical difficulties for businesses for consumer choice, but much more significant to them than that. This is causing them to feel that the bonds which tie them to the rest of the United Kingdom are starting to be listened. And that on settles them, they were already feeling somewhat nervous before this, no they feel really deep on ease of their situation. There is going to be a vote in the storm of assembly on whether to keep or get rid of the sea border in 2024. And that is going to be decided probably by the people who are elected in this election. And so Sam, you set out a picture of a fractured political landscape, changing demographics and the possibility of nobody being able to take power. Do you worry this leaves the door open for a return to militancy? I think that few people in Northern Ireland believe that the violence of the troubles, a widespread and very well funded and very well armed terrorist campaign by multiple paramilitary organizations is likely to return at all in the foreseeable future. But even low level rioting bomb threats. So you're sort of thing that we have seen over the last year can be deeply destabilizing. And I think that crucially they can undermine the benefits of the protocol for the businesses who have a unique food in both the UK and the European Union markets, thanks to the protocol and so if there is uncertainty about the future of the protocol as there is, that's bad enough, but if Belfast is burning, if that's what international news organizations are reporting, that is not the sort of image, which is likely to attract international investment. I think there is a belief in the DUP that they are behind in this election, they're concerned about that, still they say privately believing that they can make up that grind on Sinn Fein, but I think that the polls have been pretty consistent the Qin fee and are going to be ahead unless something dramatic happens in the last 48 hours or so. But this could still be closer than those polls imply, there is the possibility here that sinfin could win the popular vote, but not the most seats installment..
Scotland, Wales to offer COVID vaccine to all children 5-11
"Scotland and Wales all too often the vaccine to young children Scotland's government has confirmed it will roll out a coronavirus vaccine to all children aged five to eleven and wills is doing the same after accepting drafted by some scientists the countries so far the only two parts of the UK this it said they will offer vaccines to the end top five to eleven age group England and Northern Ireland currently officials to children under eleven who have medical conditions the mean that COS risk of complications from the coronavirus Charles Taylor this month London
Face masks again mandatory in England amid variant spread
"Facemasks facemasks almond almond tree tree again again in in England England amid amid a a corona corona virus virus variants variants spread spread new new measures measures to to combat combat the the new new Omicron Omicron variant variant have have come come into into force force in in England England with with face face coverings coverings again again compulsory compulsory in in shops shops and and on on public public transport transport and and travel travel is is returning returning to to the the UK UK let's let's also also take take a a PCR PCR test test on on self self isolate isolate until until they they receive receive a a negative negative result result previously previously they've they've been been able able to to take take a a lateral lateral flow flow test test and and there there was was no no requirement requirement to to isolate isolate the the reintroduction reintroduction of of banditry banditry facemasks facemasks brings brings England England closer closer in in line line with with the the rest rest of of the the UK UK Scotland Scotland Wales Wales and and Northern Northern Ireland Ireland we we could could not not relaxed relaxed coronavirus coronavirus restrictions restrictions as as much much as as in in the the don don since since the the summer summer Charles Charles de de Ledesma Ledesma London London
EU warns Britain: Don't press the emergency Brexit button - Reuters UK
"The possibility of a pace brexit trade who is getting closer as both the United Kingdom and European Union remain at the standoff over Northern Ireland and fishing licenses the tension between the two sides was aggravated after the U. K. rejected ET proposals to streamline the trade of goods in northern islands before the talks Britain's brexit minister David frost said they were hopeful the E. you would address the concerns of northern Ireland's when negotiating this significant gap between us if that gap narrows and the commission listened to what we said in the compound type and look at the situation in Northern Ireland then maybe that will help us with excellent however that the U. K. government said the latest proposals did not address what they call fundamental difficulties in addition to the Northern Ireland question both sides also made no progress in negotiations it was symbolically important U. K. fishing licenses all France talks
"northern ireland" Discussed on The Social Work Routes Podcast
"Often the british colonial processes constructed ideas of of st get impacted upon the way this mysterious social work and social practice. So that's one thing. We need to look at history. History won't understand. The present and the future monterey true just for northern ireland prepares lexa docker cypress on and they were all israel and palestine role subjective british colonial boxes and even And some of the other countries like bosniaks conveyed now. It's been subject to nail their bill colonial. Posadas after the yugoslav war a lot of them international ngos were passionate in construct ideas of social work in helping. It can with a conflict which weren't really indigenous on that wasn't neocolonial process. We argue and we need to find ways of engaging locally with people who have suffered clients have suffered because of the conflicts there's a colonial supranational. I'm understanding of social kuzma. Sandra not surrounded and of course the other issues high practitioners in many of these situations struggles ways of practicing in safeway's so there were a range of coping mechanisms like northern ireland where you silence was a coping mechanism or denial or you know using the support of people lights rans and found lays not institutions to support you in practice supervision's so those are that's another area of commonality. I think we draw a comparison between these situations of conflict. And then i think the other issue which is a similar issue is high social workers in need to engage in a minute away with people traumatized they need to find new skills Constitute the skills to work in ways which quit confidence with victims and survivors on victim survivors. Need to see you. Not as part of the stints or as an oppressive system but rather someone who's listening he's willing to understand your identity on the i can't take the other and so we find that increasingly new ways of working on winter political conflicts. Being was all so other for example work individually in trauma counseling mode which is very important sometimes. We looked communities themselves time solutions community development or macro approaches coming as a collective as individualized putsches which not and be things that we often thought were the only mechanisms for helping people so there are three or four commonalities that we feel. We can say a common in different situations of political conflict on social work response interesting because often social work really focuses on this individualized approach despite the fact that it is social work and and in recent years especially with the new public management and neoliberalism There's really been kind of a minimization or downplaying of the community aspect of social work. Could you talk a little bit more about these kinds of models. Also for societies that. Maybe you're not in conflict. For example in the republic are true. Sure yeah interesting. Public of them hassle have some legacy issues are still unresolved. During the troubles. They.
"northern ireland" Discussed on The Social Work Routes Podcast
"Of the british dipped. Another state is like the s your opinion him Instead have pretty pretty. I've been great instrumental in either causing the problem or the opportunity to solve so. This state is not neutral here. State has always been an arbiter and being called in one-sided preppy one side of the union aside brother on the national side whereas the standard in the public bar with chump chump him. The nationalist republican call so warm saying here is we can't just think of individual identities. There's politics there's a colonial process of the we have to recognize understand the terms of our analysis of It's that could be extrapolated or related to many other situations around the world. Have you had conversations with with other people with this this type of analysis for sure and I think we need to look on the very small place. North an islander put two million people in northern ireland with his small place on become. It's hard to generalize a little love. Politicians go outside of northern ireland conflicts as they think that sold over the haven't really solve that we need to do is learn from our experiences on all to learn from others so recently with a few joe. Duffy miller's my colleague. Joe duffy from queens and others. We have looked at what other conflicts on the impact of social political conflict on practice. Oh in a recent book Situation so i was just asking about your research. I think it's very interesting. You've used your your degree in politics to to analyze this macro situation that social work exists in and have you extrapolated that or worked with people colleagues from other countries. They're situations yup involved in editing a book on that subject with colleagues from israel palestine bosnia. Cyprus said africa home call the caucasus. And also i'm looking at the experience of your post nine eleven and in a little there. There are some differences in terms of context national political social context of course different continents Different histories of social origins of social different methods of on social work. I guess there are a couple of 'em commonalities that i think we can. We can raise me say with some confidence. Were are the similarities. In many of these cases the was a colonial.
"northern ireland" Discussed on The Social Work Routes Podcast
"Faculty of social also represent diverse communities. Yeah one of the other studies will talk to. The moment was worn in queens. Were we moved things on how he got. Involved with. Victims and survivors of the troubles was your opinion and funded project Which slipped high to prepare. Students data better with aids victims legacy issues that could imagine exist northern ireland. Interestingly when we started We realized no one. I've ever talked but each other's identity in the faculty either. We guessed what each other were but we didn't really We never asked any questions so in a way the faculty simply reflected what was going on in the student population in the wider community. And i think christie may have experience of northern ireland and queens other stations. i'd ciders probably command and couldn't make much sense of an either at least dead ciders weren't viewed as either one thing or the other. So you're getting by paul. You're on candid Posted under catholic. So it's an interesting. The insider experiences interesting. I'm the issue awesome. I'm standing or attempted these. Those people to northern ireland ulster. The north has conflicts with call. So we just had the second gas. But you really are pretty accurate in your second guessing if someone's in has narration. Amd the chances are. They're they're catholic name like mine com. Usually you'd be a policy him and then all you need to do is find a what school they went to because the schools are either generally conflict. You know it's easy to find. But we never excessively talked bud which is a former themes that seems to be coming up in this conversation as you talk about your research and living in northern ireland is the theme of silence. And and what is that innocent. A mental health practitioner. There i you. You've talked about trauma and kind of an overwhelming silence and and guessing and kind of knowing without saying how how does that joe was with mental health interventions ri- worm. It's been a long time. You know i i. I worked for about five years in the middle of the troubles on really silence. Was the big issue..
"northern ireland" Discussed on The Social Work Routes Podcast
"Irish were discriminated against largely because of their religion or they were conflicts on the predominant religion was opposed to religion a bit like what happened in scandanavia or northern europe compared to southern southern europe is larger catholic in the northern part of europe and putting of the nordic countries are mostly protestant and in a way the conflict in oregon was a product of the reformation. But that's where. I was simplistic with viewing the conflict north. It's religion is a heiner identity. Issue that we hind hang identities on northbound. But it's not really an issue by religion at all because not many people to church at all anymore. Essentially it's one of culture or national identity and which boast pit bulls. Pick it by so partisans. Tend to be unionists. Who want to stay literally within the union of of the uk and then catholics tend to want to be part of the irish identity which catholic and republican but amongst all this their heart identities that are messed simplistic down polarities. You might thank Plastic binary he's our other races of identity in terms of class. Most of the people who've died during the troubles of being working class people. Gender is important because of the wars gender was young man. you're carrying violence the mall sides. Who is women who were managing families. You're trying to see bomb of the troubles and the other thing about new communities as well. We understand my that northbound be divided quite homogenous in terms of risk but night there are new communities that have owned the northern ireland ethnic which is brought ethnic diversity and they have changed society but because of the trouble is. There is a lot of racism. You're on the other. And then finally there are issues of sexual identity and orientation so increasingly lt. Pti idea isn't both mental become prominent in northern ireland so in a way the politics gradually changing away trying to get away from the old fashioned views applied nationalism on republican hasim policy catholocism towards more complex again. Today's and.
Queen Elizabeth "reluctantly" takes doctors' advice to cancel trip
"Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth the second has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days and has consulate trip to Northern Ireland the Palestinian offer specifics on the decision but says a ninety five year old monarch is in good spirits and disappointed that she will no longer be able to visit Northern Ireland for engagements Wednesday and Thursday the palace said the queen sends the warmest good wishes to the people of Northern Ireland looks forward to visiting in the future she is resting at Windsor Costa which she has stayed since the onset of the code nineteen and then make last year service
Greenland Island Is World's Northernmost Island
"In the architects say they've inadvertently discovered the world's most Northern Ireland. The Danish and Swiss team revealed that they thought was that they were in a different place until they checked their position and found they were on a previously undiscovered 30 square meter agglomeration of mud and rock. Mike Sanders has more details. The scientists flew by helicopter to what they thought was Kodak Island to collect samples, no great excitement there. That tiny outcrop has been known about since 1978 but when they checked their position with the Danish official in charge of registering Arctic islands There were 800 M further north. Team leader Martin Rush of the University of Copenhagen said they were standing on land closer to the North Pole than anyone had been on before. The team suggests calling it attack Havana like meaning the northernmost island in Greenlandic, an
"northern ireland" Discussed on The Ski Podcast
"That into the snowden auto and say you will we escapees and had eight boardroom. I came get hold could could meet your gold brian. All muslim that He's indonesia escape. Xm good dan friends like that. You normally do your skiing then. Normally well. we're just. We spent a year in canada inbound. So we got it right there for the full season stomach villages or resort so brilliant. What were you doing at david. So we worked in our job contrivance wrestling with two years day skiing so you went up in the morning. Usually apply today took first break in the morning and goal of fresh before the resort is really really good. I run the martin that resent sal his two years ago swiping when i every year so announced the lake louise kicking horse and some chain and this winter rebels. of course homer fingers crossed over bearing. Yeah well we know. He's i mean he's very dynamic. We spoke about but we're going to be cochabamba later. In the forecast we tasty from other taste. But i'm i'm a if you listen to the scenario ever to mistake and suffer from zimbabwe some competent lugar escaping hopefully this winter then just while we're chatting ski season ski scene like in northern ireland. Are there are there. Many skiers escapes it. Yeah there's a love pins ears. That would kind of go every year. I know a couple of guys have done seasons Quite someone wessler guy. Josh understand good friend of ours. He was on whistler. So yeah there's there's quite a big holiday season. They wouldn't wouldn't be as hard core. I guess you're relying on and europol or even you know in that you need to have flights connecting from belfoff strike network. Yeah you can. You can fly out with dublin. Yeah right it's a bit more effort probably St you can ski. And thanks for sharing that with us. And i think. We've completed of england scotland wales and northern ireland domestic and do a compact again if you're speaking on because hey more vamp it very much mild thanks david and just off the recording this episode. We got this update from alex irwin friend of the show. We've been out to teen at the end of july and updates on the conditions. Are there alex. Today's winter with snow report from the grandma. Plus your team the cluster. Officially close for skiers at the start of august but it managed to kiss up there on the twenty ninth for. What was the last sunny down. The slopes on boy was it worth it blue skies endless fuse a more importantly a great snowpack absolute nirvana for some skiing from the base to the crown. Mock gondola everything looked over grain. Warn however we started skiing down. You realized everything was alright. I bumped into phil smith from snow. Ski courses who very kindly lettuce have a run done. A slalom course and it was next to perfect absolutely amazing. There were signs of plenty of snow me with blocks of covered snow at the bottom of the all. The slopes showing teens commitment to snow management. Even on the glossier. It was a shame to leave at eleven thirty but as things have to come to an end see the conditions. I can't wait until october. For the glasses autumn reopening luckily teen also has great summer activities to do around the lake and from great mountain biking walking walking tracks. Too crazy water. Slide into the lake. If you ought to see how we got on. Please check out my youtube channel. Hundred fifty days of winter so until october child i that was that was great listened to basking in northern ireland. So you've covered all the countries of Of the united kingdom now rigorousness also recall the spiked andy meldrum from glencoe about midsummer ski events. And he also told us a little bit more about how mccain to by the resort to they on last winter introduced as being the owner of glencoe for cia in the blue room earlier. I i think i'm ryan saying that. You the idea of becoming the came about during one of these midsummer. Escapees is that right. Yeah what's not humid. we're up fifteen years ago. We were skiing in the last day of the season. And i can donate gel. Left said to the lift operated the bottom chapman. Mackenzie we'll see you a midsummer's normal and he said oh you might not because the business is up for sale and that was the first we'd have that and at that point in time we were really just curious that the ski area what actually sold for much. It was washington things. Yeah they just they just developed and quietly just curiosity and then realized that it was probably something that was was possible. And i've always been you know. Interest in snow interested in an industry used to walk Tada i won't take me go Before getting a proper job So yeah that's it came about and six months after initial interaction list we In in late november we go. We go involves go skiing. We really disco pigs. I think the previous years the business had really struggled so we we came in. Yeah a lot of challenges but luckily Two seasons gonna feet the and since then it's been it's been pretty good with its with its challenges the especially the last two seasons with the with kovin restrictions. You mentioned that have to ask you about that. I mean a thinking about comparison with a more normal season. I did you get any revenues in. It's you're able to in any realistic way. I think at times it was even a domestic market. But other times not here. We g opened an effective december on on man-made so for For sledging and and we had enough snow that we made and then just between christmas new year we opened for skiers and slide us. We were controlling numbers with lane ticket. And that we just put in place controlled the numbers local people only and they all seem to be going very well until the fourth of january. We were told the scheme was not the nausea and we. We can't expect it to be open reopen and reopened. Eventually we open just as ara as left up drives broken. We had enough snow open sewer. We really didn't guess he's not. I think we just under a thousand skier days this year. You can listen to the rest of that interview with With andy meldrum from glencoe in episode. Seventy five talking about our old episodes over one hundred catch up on. So if you're a new listener have look on the website. The skibo cost dot com. Look for tag or category. That takes your interest. And there's plenty there now quick question for ut and emily and jasmine have either of you ever skied in northern ireland. I have never given overnight island..
"northern ireland" Discussed on FT Politics
"This was johnson's. Brexit minister david frost setting out the new policy in the house of lords could very simply we can also go on as we. It is clear that the circumstances exist to justify the use of article sixteen nevertheless my lords with concluded that is not the right moment to do so instead we see an opportunity to proceed differently to find new path to seek to agree with eu through negotiations a new balance in our arrangements covering nerlens to the benefit of all. I'm joined by piece of foster and giving to discuss this initiative. How it's likely to be received and what happens next piece of. Can you explain what exactly happened this week. Well george in six months into the northern ireland protocol which you'll remember. We agreed to avoid a boulder on the either violence so that all goods going from great britain into northern ireland would possible in irish sea six months into that process. David frost effectively announced that he wanted a root-and-branch reform of the entire protocol was to remove the remits of the e. c. j. He wants to an honesty box system essentially for goods traveling From great britain into northern and are not at risk of going into the republic. He wants to end any kind of expert declaration on goods going from not not into great britain. He wants to rewrite article. Ten of the protocol. Which is the bits that covers. State aid rex's really hated because it insane gave the european commission the right to rule over. Uk stay decisions if they impacted the goods market northern ireland. So right across the piece david. Frost proposed a of the goal to not rejigging not a sand. Papering of fundamental reboot of the proto. Now i guess we could discuss what he really wants. So you know what. This is a big opening gambit to get something less but on paper. This was a complete reboot briefly housing down like a bag of sick. Really you know as you would expect a lot of these things. i think. David frost would well not not acceptable to the european union. That said they're all member states across europe. George who recognize the protocol has big problems. Recognize the astros said. It's the running soul that undoes the relationship at the moment. And so i think the european union is going to keep its powder dry. It will probably increase some legal proceedings. But it won't give up entirely. We'll wait and see whether frost is prepared to accept some quite significant potentially reforms to the protocol. Rather than seeking to unripe the whole thing combo you grappled with the problem of the status of northern ireland in brexit. Wasn't all this entirely predictable. Yes i think. There has been a prolonged attempt in british politics to deny the fact that there are basically three choices. Here you can have a border between ogden You can have some kind of a border. Between great britain no no northern or the yucai can align with certainty. You rules that are checked when goods move across the border. And there's been no evidence at any point since we've voted to leave. The european union editors any other solutions but large chunks of our political class of drugs to believe that. There's some kind of fantastical solution out there. It is negotiable. There is do you think. Boris johnson negotiated impersonal in good faith to the intend to relax along sadly. I think that they intended to wriggle out of it all along. I think the evidence is pretty strong in that direction. The initial strategy clearly when he became prime minister was to Parliament to threaten to leave without a deal in the hope that that would force a significant shift in the eu negotiating position and a combination of resistance in parliament and the courts ild off that strategy and at that point strategy turned to holding. General election detract. The parliament truth subject. I think the judgment that i made was. We've got a much better chance of getting a good majority of the general election if we have an oven ready brexit dale to coin fries and therefore the approach switch to a dealer or costs even if that means agreeing some things we don't like and then we'll see if we can find a way out down the line and i think the Coming back to your introduction..
"northern ireland" Discussed on FT Politics
"Want to stop the summer. Wave of the virus turning into a soon nami. Try and stop. The country's economy grinding to a halt because of chronic staff shortages. This environment sexually. George useless on the bbc's today program on friday will it what we've done at. The moment is identify close to five hundred key sites and that consists of around one hundred seventy supermarket distribution deputies and then several hundred of the largest food manufacturers as well. But we're trying to i in doing this. Hobby proportionate intervention that means the arteries of our food supply chain. Keep moving that. We can continue to get food onto the supermarket shelves but not to have an exemption that is so large and it's undermine the purpose of what we're doing something ministers worried that seen pictures of empty supermarket shelves. My prompts a stampede. The shops and food shortages jim. What's the scanner the disruption. so far. what are people worried about. Say it's one of these things where if you to read the front pages of britain's newspapers every morning you would start kick quite along because as usual people have found the worst possible examples of shelves being and that kind of thing and of course when that happens when we get over excited about a few empty shelves this danger that it could become a self-fulfilling as as happened a year ago this dog the pathetic i think now in i'm not one to under state. How long business. Arm businesses lich. He'd tearing their hair out. We go companies with short sta tense when he thirty percents you know. I did this story last week about miss out having nephew and seven hundred twenty work because sunderland's factory who south isolating there is some disruptions of train services there is some disruption supply chains because some factories who are having to reduce that shifts in things holding together. But you know. I think if we didn't have this august sixteen points wed gums has changed the rules. So that you don't have selfies there anymore. If you've had two jobs. I think if we didn't have that coming up in less than a month then business would be basically storm barricades of westminster trying to get the politicians source out. I mean they are. They are very unhappy.
"northern ireland" Discussed on FT Politics
"To what's happening in british politics from the financial times with me. George parker simpson holiday allegedly the spectator party on thursday nights nursing a glass of bubbly and looking very relaxed. Now what should have been a big final week of westminster or stimpson had to abandon plans for big announcement on social cariforum instead. Taurean peas left with their head-spinning spinning. There wasn't just the usual around summit drinks parties as ministers tried to come up with a series of exemptions so the code isolation rules meanwhile johnson opened a new fronton is ongoing war of attrition with the eu over the northern ireland protocol. A deal he signed in two thousand nine hundred eighteen which he and his brexit minister. David frost claim is a threat to the peace process and tearing the fabric of the union. Who could possibly anticipated that. We'll be talking about the government's plan to rewrite the northern autumn protocol and the response later with the ftc. Pizza foster and lord. Kevin powell theresa. May's chief of staff who himself tried to resolve the paolini insoluble northern ireland conundrum that bedevils uk in relations after brexit. But first let's turn to the pandemic and the ping which looks set to dominate our lives over the summer talk of freedom day has quickly evaporated a six hundred thousand people one week but told to isolate ministers threatened to introduce cova passports and speculation swirled that other restrictions may be brought back before the summit is out une joined by sarah neville health editor. And jim pickard chief political correspondent to talk about all this. Welcome back sarah and jim. Thanks still be here. Now ask if either of you of being pinned or what you're doing to avoid getting the dreaded cova tap on the shoulder jim. I know you've been dreading pink because heading up to the last. Few festival acknowledged doses iphone. Fingers crossed did seem to be kwasi. People are no you have covered though. I mean there is amongst. Isn't that two of our Leagues a sick of the moment. The someone. I know where i live. You know friends who who is currently sick with that and she was double jabs and of course kissed on was wondering three depressed gallery off the pimm keys on wednesday and then lynch lichfield twenty minutes later how to sell vice lately. He's an office. Sarah what have you been doing to avoid the ping well. I didn't have the app. So i count you take To that extent. I have had a brush with it because i went out the my first meal in a restaurant of weeks ago. Two days later the friend. I was with called me rather anxiously to say that she'd been payment and she's done a lateral flow test. She was fine and in fact she and her husband worked out. The reason they'd been pinged was that their next door neighbor had covy. They hadn't actually had any face to face contact with him but they figured out that. Because he's in the flat next door that they've literally been sort of ping through the wall as it. Were we dance show the extraordinary sensitivity the app. Yes indeed stories law that are circulating around the country. Now let's go to the main topic of the week which is covert and the government's response with ministers have been desperately juggling the need to keep people isolating if they may be infected with covert. They want to stop the summer. Wave of the virus turning into a soon nami. Try and stop. The country's economy grinding to a halt because of chronic staff shortages. This environment sexually. George useless on the bbc's today program on friday will it what we've done at. The moment is identify close to five hundred key sites and that consists of around.
Ministers to Outline Proposals to Address NI Protocol
"You government. Ministers are set to outline how they want to overhaul trading arrangements between britain northern ireland the measures which governed by the northern ireland protocol designed to prevent the need for border checks on the island of ireland after brexit but the government in westminster is concerned about the impact that it could have on exports to northern ireland when the terms fully kickin over the next few months the agreement has also angered large sections of northern ireland's loyalist community. Let's get the latest now with george parker political editor at the financial times. Thank you for joining us. George just bring us up to speed. I on what we can expect from today. Well we're going to have to wait very long. See precisely what the british government's gonna say in this regard. There's gonna be a statement to the house of commons by the northern secretary brandon. Lewis in about half an hour's time where he's also going to publish a government statement on how it sees the future of the brexit deal relating to ireland's but essentially What's happened here. Since brexit took effect is that the uk government regards the checks on goods passing between the mainland of great britain's northern ireland to be fought too onerous. They think the eu interpreting the deal and as far too legalistic away and it's created tensions in northern ireland where the pro uk unionists community very much disliked. The idea of any sort of trade off between northern ireland and the rest of the united kingdom shots background so it and what the government is expected to announce today is it wants to basically get rid of those checks on goods travelling between raping the person in northern ireland. Right much more sort of honesty books. Kind of approach where british Goods thrive in northern ireland. That they'll be some sort of guarantee sticker on the mall. Something saying that. The could should only go into circulation in northern ireland across across the open land border into ireland which of course remains possibly even single market.
UK Plans to End Prosecutions for Northern Ireland 'Troubles' Crimes
"The British government plans to end prosecutions for northern Ireland's troubles crimes officials want to introduce a statute of limitations for alleged crimes committed during decades of violence in Northern Ireland the movement and prosecutions the killings committed by both British soldiers and members of militant groups the country's Northern Ireland secretary has told lawmakers the statute would apply equally to all troubles related incidents more than three thousand five hundred people died during the three decades of violence known as the troubles most of them civilians Charles the last month London
Macron Escalates 'Sausage Wars' After Saying Northern Ireland Is Not in UK
"Despite the good weather and the com- see at not always been harmonious g seven summit in corpus bay. A row has erupted between boris. Johnson and french president emmanuel macron who in a heated discussion about sausages and post brexit trading difficulties reportedly said that northern ireland was not part of the same country as the rest of the u. k. The foreign secretary spoke to andrew more about the incident. So far as you're aware we've spoken to prime minister. I'm sure did president. Matra franz describe northern ireland's being not a proper full part of the uk when you forgive me if i don't divulge the The detail of what was discussed behind closed doors. This and actually i would. I can tell you there. Is you figures here in carb's bay but frankly for months now and years have characterized the woman that under somehow separate country and that is wrong. It is a failure to understand the facts. It is a failure to appreciate what speaking around northern ireland in those times and approaching the issue of the northern ireland protocol in those terms does causes damage to businesses from both communities in northern ireland. Creates deep consternation. And we wouldn't talk about catalonia in barcelona in barcelona or corsica and france in those ways. What we want now is a flexible approach which looks at all of the provisions in the northern ireland protocol not just those that protect the eu but those that protect free flow between trade between great britain and ireland. The ball is in the us court. The pm was very clear about it. We're willing to be flexible and matic. They must come back with the reciprocal goodwill to make
EU Threatens U.K. With Tariffs as Northern Ireland Spat Escalates
"Auction On the sidelines followed more of than the summit, a month British of Prime online Minister Boris bidding, Johnson and the winner met will with his be French identified and German counterparts, in a couple of weeks along just ahead with of EU the flight, bloc leaders more on than the 7500 issues. people NPR's from 159 Eleanor Beardsley has more. countries The two registered sides are locked to bid in an on escalating that ride. diplomatic feud This over is Northern NPR Ireland, news. the only This part is of the UK 90.9 that has a land w border bur with an e U member. in sports. The Republic Blue Jay of Ireland. six Red Sox The zero EU is threatening in the sixth legal at action Fenway of Now, Britain continues our forecast to delay partly implementing cloudy new tonight checks alone on goods in the upper coming fifties. into Northern Mostly Ireland sunny from tomorrow the rest low of the eighties. UK Chance They're of required showers under on the terms Monday. of the breakup, Mostly cloudy but London mid seventies says the checks, impose sunshine a burden Tuesday on businesses Chance and of threaten showers, the hard Low eighties won peace. and President sunny and dry Biden Wednesday doesn't and want Thursday to get pulled Upper into seventies Brexit but is concerned It is about 68, its potential now threat in Boston to Northern at 66 Ireland's peace were accord. funded by you, our European listeners Commission and by the had Corporation Ursula Thunder for Public Line Broadcasting, tweeted after a meeting private Johnson corporation that Northern funded by Ireland the American peace people is paramount and and that both Ural sides and must Pamela implement Moment, what thanking was agreed upon. the people who Eleanor make public Beardsley. radio NPR great NEWS
UK-EU Brexit Spat Over N. Ireland Clouds G7 Leaders Summit
"The post brexit turbulence between the UK and the European Union is providing an unwanted distraction and the group of seven summit taking place in southwest England British prime minister Boris Johnson told reporters at the summit that the E. U. one not paying full when it comes to post brexit talks on northern Ireland's let's see I think a lot of unnecessary interference a lot of unnecessary difficulties I think we can sort it out with good will see you is angry that the UK government has not yet put in place new checks on some goods coming into Northern Ireland from the U. K. meanwhile Britain says the techs are imposing a big burden on businesses and destabilizing northern Ireland's hard won peace Johnson the man to the blokes on pragmatic approach to post brexit talks he threatened to use an emergency clause to suspend agreed upon rules at the block did not compromise Karen Thomas London
Northern Ireland Adds to Pressures on the UK Union
"Uk's northern ireland secretary brandon lewis is in dublin today to hold talks with ireland's foreign minister. Simon coveney. it comes at a time. When relations between the two neighbors are being tested daily as a recent burst of violence in loyalist areas of belfast and a continued objection to the northern ireland protocol. The part of the brexit deal aimed at avoiding a heart border between the north and the republic for which imposes some trade barriers between the former and great britain. Well to examine what the two men have to talk about. And what progress can make. I'm joined by belfast. Based journalist rebecca black good morning rebecca. Good to have you with us. Good morning thanks. So just this is now. It's a month now since i'm in. Coney went to london to try to begin to sort out the problems. Just give us a little bit of context. What circumstances mr lewis. Mr coveney meeting and well i suppose to a meeting amid a lot of uncertainty of minutes and the husband calls for for for more formal talks to be To be brought but so far the thousand quite listen to that so we take the middle road of them having sort of individual talks with different parties instead so many other meet today. There's lot of uncertainty following the resignation of already foster. There's two people are should come forward in terms of trying to succeed her I suppose with any party dealership called pass things. Become a little more predictable. People will say things appealed to party members on particularly the party. Membership up minute. Which is reflecting susan. Mid within unions and those with a lot of discomfort over the brexit brexit arranged into the
The Irish Border, Why Is It There, What's It Like?
"Hello i'm at about grint on this. Revision carey phillips revisits. A journey along the irish border twin on the message and dommage into political games and antics of the tories in london northern ireland park if the single market for goods that means you. Import procedures are applied on products. Arriving from the rest of the uk on the springfield road. Several dozen republican youths attacked police vehicles spin increasing unease about the brexit arrangements for northern ireland's loyalist seeing a treat border with the rest of the uk as diminishing their british identity. The last two weeks have seen violence erupting on the streets of northern ireland unions. Fear the bricks at agreement which leaves northern ireland following e you customs. Rules will undermine their place in the united kingdom. The arrangement agreed to by all sides during the brexit. Negotiations is to protect the land border dividing the republic of ireland and he yuma nba and northern ireland. Part of the uk from any customs infrastructure. Like cameras aboard posts. The five hundred kilometer border is considered an absolute priority for the northern on pay steal the good friday agreement and needs to be protected at all costs but this raises an interesting historical question. Why is there a border across the island of ireland and had it northern ireland become part of the united kingdom kerry picks up the story in the seventeenth century when all and was essentially part of the british empire. The british ascendancy in ireland supported by the arrival of thousands of
The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back
"To northern ireland now where violent protests have grit the region for almost two weeks. That's the sound of rioting which has involved children as young as twelve throwing bricks fireworks and petrol bombs at lines of police officers and vehicles in the last week. Ninety officers have been injured. This unrest relates back to brexit and today a court in belfast will decide whether to hear a legal challenge to the northern ireland protocol. That was part of the. Uk's brexit deal that imposed trade barriers between the region and the rest of britain to allow trade to continue seamlessly on the island of ireland. The bbc's john campbell has more on that story from belfast. Basically you have unionists. One of the men political groupings in northern ireland at the core of their politics is the desire to remain part of the united kingdom and to resist any attempt to reunite with the other part of ireland the republic of ireland. They want a judge to rule. Brexit deal for northern ireland would be unconstitutional. And they hope that would force the uk government to go and renegotiated. And what they are. Trying to argue is that the brexit dale breaches the good friday agreement. Peace accord because it changes northern ireland's constitutional position without the consent of a vote on the also says it breaches a much older law known as the act of union which says there shouldn't be any customs borders within the uk
74 Police Officers Injured in Week of Belfast Violence
"Seven nights of rioting on the streets of the northern irish capital of left seventy four police officers injured in what observers say is the country's worst violence in years late thursday. The white house appealed for calm. We are concerned by the violence in northern ireland. President joe biden spokeswoman jen psaki said in a statement adding that biden hoped for a secure and prosperous northern ireland in which all communities have a voice and enjoy the gains of the hard one piece.
Rioters Ignore Pleas for Calm as Violence Flares in Belfast
"Belfast so another night of violence on Thursday as demonstrators clashed with police in the Springfield road area in the west of the city known locally as a nationalist and clay demonstrators many of them young men throwing stones and fireworks at police who responded by deploying a water cannon authorities in Northern Ireland have been trying to restore calm the last two nights have been the worst may happen in a week over rights in Belfast Britain's split from the E. U. has highlighted the contested status of Northern Ireland with some people identify as British I want to stay in the U. K. while others see themselves as Irish and seek unity with the neighboring Republic of Ireland Anne you member I'm Charles to the test my
"northern ireland" Discussed on National Secular Society Podcast
"To the national secular society podcast presented by emma park northern ireland has perhaps the most religiously segregated education system and the democratic world religious interests are heavily entrenched in the system. This is meant that efforts to create more inclusive alternative. Have been painfully slow. However last year the government introduced its new decade new approach to restore volition in northern ireland as a result of this an independent review has been launched that could recommend significant changes to the education system in this episode. Alliston richton ahead of education at the national secular society speaks to some fitzsimmons and milliken about the challenges facing education in northern ireland. And the difficulties of making it more inclusive. Matthew is a researcher at the university of ulster. He has worked on transforming education. A major series of that explores the roots of religious control of schools in northern ireland. And it's ongoing impact on the children who are educated that sam works with the integrated education fund a charity that supports inclusive integrated education in northern ireland. I spoke to some earlier on episode..
"northern ireland" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal
"northern ireland" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal
"On his chest in and now it seemed that he was. Becoming. Breathless he was very, very hard for him debris now, how hard he tried? The other scholar, his friend told him to hang on. He was going to run around and snap some photos and then he would be right back. While he took off. Toward the cottage nabbed photos came back and then as a memento of their Louis Adventure, he snatched a flat stone from the House that was leaning up against it and placed it in his pocket. By the time, they made it back to the car. The one scholar could finally breathe normally again, the pressure had been lifted a what a relief. Is Friend bragged about the stone that he took away from the house as they belong silently. The next day came the sun rose high in the sky. The birds began to turn outside and the scholar who had stolen the flat stone from the House the night before now found himself unable to breeze. He ride around in his bed, his hands clasping at his throat and finally his friend called emergency services he was rushed to the nearest hospital and his. Well his friend who remained knew exactly what had to be done now He drove back to the scene goes house with that flat stone that his friend had stolen. Got There. He walked up that lonely dirt road. He got close enough to that. Creepy House, and then he chunked that stone as hard as he could and he did not look back he ran to the car. He hopped inside started up in droves to the hospital and when he got there, he discovered soon enough that his partner in crime head. Made them, miraculously. Miraculous. Turnaround. With his ailment? He was now able to breathing any was like the whole thing and never happened. All I can say is this Geiss let this story Serb as a reminder if you go and visit a haunting place never I repeat never. Take anything. With you I don't care vets us stone of flower a piece of dirt. Nada. Leave the place alone because bad things can in will happen. They do. All. The time. One chilly February. A small group of paranormal investigators actually went in search of the truth at the Queen Ghost House, they took basic equipment with them, ems, meters, night vision cameras, divining rods, and a couple of spirit boxes. They got inside the House and again the investigation almost straightaway. It was absolutely freezing inside. That again it was February. They tried to stay. Warm. The strange thing was every were they traveled in the house, the temperature just sort of fluctuate. At one point, the group stood in one of the former children's bedrooms filming with their night vision camera when they heard a loud scream from somewhere outside in the forest around the property. Will they all dove outside to investigate the source to instead fine that a huge fire was blocking their one way out. It was right in the middle of road. It was a raging fire scorching everything around. The team ran back for the house to gather their equipment before they search for new way Al but when they got back outside. The fire was completely gone. It was nowhere the ground and everything around a look completely and totally normal. All who were involved thought It might be best not to come back for our good while obviously something did not want them there. The last story I have for you, guys. About the Kunimi Ghost House and County Fermanagh Perminov. Is Truly, a very old one it's been passed down through the generations time after time again. Is Long since been said that an old pensioner used to live in the ghost house and most unfortunately he was murdered. A horse drawn hearse showed up at the House the day he passed as remains were loaded onto it and then for some reason. The horses refused to move. No matter. How hard the drivers tried those horses simply would not budge. Those who ran attendance went back inside the House to Hash out the problem and no sooner they walked in through the front door they found in College of the deceased sitting on the dining room table. It was quite eerie. The table then began to rock back and forth as it were alive, it was shaking trembling all over. Obviously. Had A spirit on their hands. A priest was called and he came in straight away they confine the spirit to a circle where it was commanded and the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to release the corpse. The spirit was angered but the funeral went on as according to plan the priest. Then took that spirit and bounded to a dog Kennel where it was boarded up on all sides. The Kennel was then passed on supposedly to different people in the area who took turns watching it as they could never let that spirit escape. Supposedly. He did escape though and he's the reason for the Murphys troubles and nineteen thirteen. Whether or not he still around That remains to be seen. So. There you have. It friends the Cunene. Ghost. House. It said to be one of the most haunted houses in the Emerald Iles. The stories of the House truly captured my attention when I I stumbled across it because I was actually looking at a completely different location to talk about in this episode. But I can always come back to that one later on. I've been dialing further and further into this Kuhnen house trying to. Learn as much as I absolutely can about a sense I'm not physically going there at this.
"northern ireland" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal
"On a bed with testers and a corner where three or four young girls slept who were anywhere from three to eighteen years old. Over and over again, it happened in each time it did. So he could feel the spirit spitting at him. It truly despised amid did not want him in the home. He came under the impression that the entity was named Johnny. So he referred to such. At one point he requested that Johnny play the soldier's Song for him, which came back in the form of taps on the wall. On another occasion, a different priest came to the home of the Murphys. He found the widow and two of her daughters sleeping on pallets near the fire just way from where the haunting were taking place in the bedrooms. Later, on the children tried to return to bed when they awoke quite startled, they heard what sounded like a kicking horse. The priests ran to their siding, clash their hands. He even made an effort to cover their feet. He wanted to disprove that it wasn't them making the noises. Once he realized it wasn't the children he suggested to them that sound came straight from the pits of hell itself. A loud hissing sound was then heard from under the bed the priests now stood with his hand on the bed and he challenged the entity skittered around under the bed like a starving rat than it slithered its way up the priests arms wrapping around him. Incredibly tight. It stopped when it got near his hands like it simply could not progress any further. It dared not touch his concentrated hands. Oh No, it certainly did not. The local dioceses of the Catholic Church gave official sanction for an exorcism to perform. There was an evil presence in the home that needed be vanquished. Two different exorcisms were carried out to no avail. A third XS was indeed sanction but the priest who was conducted died before he was able to do so. The murphys finally had enough and pack their bags. There was only one thing left to do here, and that was to get away from this place as far as they possibly could. They had themselves a poltergeist. Those aren't your typical spirits by the way who died and just come back for unfinished business. Only. F-. As a matter of fact, poltergeist in German means. Noise making. Ghost. The murphys had themselves a truly evil spirit that they would try to outrun. No. The cost. On July Thirtieth Nineteen Fifteen Just two years after moving into their home, they boarded a ship in Glasgow Scotland and made haste for the United. States. Moving so far away would hopefully be the answer to their problems. Well It was more than time off they win. It would soon seem though that the poltergeist followed them right up in aboard the ship and it harassed them as they travel across the ocean to their new home. Thou banging sounds would soon happen inside the cabin by unseen. Strange knots would come at the door. Others aboard the ship complained. By the time they came into Ellis. Island, though in new. York Dir unwanted stowaway had fled and finally left them piece. It has long since been said that spirits don't do well as they tried to cross water maybe that was the case with the Murphys poltergeist. WHO. Can really say? The old cottage though found itself over the years fallen into disrepair and with it came a massive forest that sprang up Paulo around it. The local newspapers reported on the Murphy House and the poltergeist activity giving eyewitness accounts but eventually, the house was lost to the ravages of time. Then one day Northern Ireland forest service comes and cuts everything down with the exception of. A few trees, several trees, they accidentally rediscovered the old house and now people are talking again. They're all taking a trip down memory lane and remembering the coup Nin house and more ways than one. The House. Major draw for paranormal investigator is ghost enthusiasts, psychics, mediums they'll makers and authors alight. They all come searching for answers here. As the poltergeist still lurking within the walls of the old hung. A good chunk of people will sure do seem to bank so. It's there lurking in the shadows waiting for its chance to be heard by the world once again. It's As a matter of fact. A film producer Broadway crew out to county from an off to visit seen ghost house and shooter short film on it. This was back in two thousand seven from my understanding. They got all their equipment together, lock their cars, walked up the dirt road to the house ever so slowly. An elderly man suddenly appeared at the roadside and worn the film crew that no good would come from them. Visiting the House they needed to turn around and leave before it was too late. The director within the group. Thank the we man praise advice and they continued onward anyway. Vehemently made it to the house. They shot their film about forty minutes later they were done. A found themselves walking back down the road and just as they got near the end, the director just suddenly fell into a ditch. The rest of the crew tried their best to help him but. They soon discovered that his leg was badly broken. They quickly called emergency services and it took them nearly an hour to arrive. While they were waiting the elderly gentleman who had warned them about the house reappeared. He said the house is evil place you really should have stayed away. After that, he vanished the ambulance showed up the fixed, the director up and then later on that night. Him and the film crew they went out for a few steps drinks. He obviously, the director needed. As they sat around the pub talking though with the. Director told everyone how he had absolutely no recollection of falling in the ditch. Film crew looked at one another sheepishly and said, well, you didn't end up there on your own where pretty sure some someone pushed you. Who was there? Sometime later, there were two American scholars visiting the area. They've heard tales of the infamous seen ghost house and wanted to see it up close and personal. The two scholars arrived just after midnight and walked along dirt road to the House. Armed with nothing but their cameras to couple flashlights and their intellect. They were both pretty SBU before they even Lahey dies on the house. A storm was brewing somewhere nearby on the horizon the clouds were moving in quite steadily. When the House finally came into focus one of the scholars was struck with this paralyzing fear. He felt a heavy pressure.
"northern ireland" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal
"My friends welcome back Andy Rourke, your personal guide, and thank you so much for tuning in as always. Episode Eight is now amongst us and I'm very excited to announce. We are going to be trekking to Northern Ireland to the province of Ulster for our next paranormal adventure. Ulster believe it or not is actually home to one of the Emerald Isle's greatest go stories. The story of the Queen goes to house the Kenyan. Ghost House. There you go slipping into an Irish accent sits on the border of County Fermanagh off and county tyrone a remains as nothing more than the stone ruins. Love what was once lovely cottage. In recent years it was discovered by accident when the net, Ireland forest. Service. Came into cleared the land. It was surrounded by nothing but acres and acres of trees. The people living in the area. Soon, began to talk this house had a negative energy surrounding it, and they eventually all remembered. They remembered the history of the place in what had happened there over a hundred years ago. The four service put up a barrier around the property to keep people from wandering in as they were unsure what they wanted to do with the house. Several people have stepped up to the plate recently making valiant efforts to buy the place most recently a gentleman by the name, of Peter McKinley. As, come forward, he's laid out plans hoping to raise enough money to buy the ghost house and turn it into a tourist attraction. He would like to ideally restored the building to its twentieth century glory on top of that, there will be and Cillari buildings a caretaker's cottage seven custom build camping pods in a traditional. Irish one room cottage style along with a toilet shower block can modest utility shed. That's all well and good. I can appreciate the man's idea especially as a paranormal investigator. Hey. Fix Play. So offer people the chance to spend the night. It's it. Goes. Hunters. Dream. That everyone agrees with this though numerous elderly citizens in the area have worn those who come round delete the house alone is not something to be trifled with it has a dark past the Catholic Church has even intervened on a few different occasions. Perhaps, we should take a look at the history and then a V. investigate this. Furger. The house was originally owned by the burnside's who sold the house to the Corrigan's, and then the Corrigan's sold it to Sherry's now the Sheri's were actually the ones to I experience ghostly activity here, and they only lived in the house for one night. One night before they were run off. Something Evil dwelled within the walls of that home and made its presence known to them. Then kept quiet about it, and finally they sold the house six months later to a poor unsuspecting widow name bridget murphy. The poor would never told a single thing about the paranormal activity and moved right on in the house, with her six children. There was James, who is twenty one years old. And who is eighteen years old Mary who was sixteen years old? Theresa, who is thirteen years? Old Bridget who is twelve years? Old Catherine who is seven years old and Jean? Anne who is only three years old? As for bridges husband Michael while he had tragically died. In nineteen eleven when he was thrown from a wagon. Two years after that unfortunate day, bridget decided that her family needed a fresh start. That's all there was to it. It wasn't too long after they had moved in though that's strange things started to take place. It all began with mysterious knocks at the front door of the home. Whenever someone would go to investigate there. Of course was no one ever to be found. From there the knocking turned every door in the home which spread to the windows. Then someone would ramp on the walls quite loudly. Just. Above the house was a storage room that was used for, Hey, the family would often hear heavy footsteps pacing round up there, which made no sense to them at all. There was only one way in that was using a stone staircase that joined the farmhouse. Someone in the family would have noticed if anyone went up it. Every single time they heard the footsteps though they will go to investigate and never find one there. There was never any person to go along with those mysterious footsteps. Eventually things got to the point where the widow bridget was inviting and friends and neighbors from all around late witness to the ghostly happenings in our home. The family and their spectators would dow around in the kitchen and wait patiently. The show started almost right away. They all heard the banging on the windows doors walls, and they most definitely heard the footsteps coming from upstairs from the storage area where they kept the. Hey. The paranormal activity ended up getting worse. It seemed like whatever was there was extremely pissed off now. Bridget Murphy, washed pleats flew off the dining room table and smashed against nearby wall. All of her friends and neighbors had seen enough. This house was haunted. There was no ifs ands or buts about it they took off running and they did not look back. From there, the family was left alone not angry spirit choose soon, discovery had made its way into their bedrooms. They watched in horror as their beds with levitating the air for a few moments and slam back down to the ground violently. At first, this was all so curious and so confusing it escalated quite fast though bridge in new something must be done any immediately. She turned to the Catholic. Church for help a father coyle from Aguire side would come to the families aid. According to the priest as the Murphy slept soundly in their beds, an ominous presence toward the pillows right out from under their heads, waking them up abruptly. He could hear it snoring in the dark in feeling as it sat upon one of the children's beds. When he laid his hand upon that bed to understand it better. He said he felt like a bunch of snakes were riding around underneath him. The child, the child was no longer in the bed. So he lit up the room to reveal a human bulk that lay there just beneath the sheets. The sheets rose eerily in the air and then collapsed before his is. then. They began to swell again and underneath them lay the human bulk once more. The strain snoring started afresh. This thing could hostility holy water for it became truly angry and it played back the tune of Boyne water. Well known song of the time period. He had no choice now but to play sacred picks where there was a noise which sank underground but still sounded as if it were from the depths of Somali unholy place. Father coyle investigate those more than fifty times each time it came down like the sound of Straw that had been tossed into the air. It functioned.
"northern ireland" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And so overwhelmed that that it's happened and nobody stopped this same sex couples in Northern Ireland will now be able to marry is truly is Valentine's day Millen says this is a big step for Northern Ireland it's great to see that it's not coming in the twenty first century on the at is legal on its shows that Northern Ireland is not going to be the the one behind to everybody else in that same sex couples here will be treated like those elsewhere across the United Kingdom which Millen says is all she ever worn it Frank like that NPR news Belfast so in a Boston suburb a group of neighbors has been busy learning American Sign Language we've been learning about toys and vehicles and colors and food we know how to say you're riding your bike you have pretty new pink sneakers that is still McNeill she lives in Newton Massachusetts and she's one of forty people who have been in classes for a year now all for one little girl we really wanted to communicate with her and play with her and since she couldn't learn our language we went to learn her the girl is Samantha Savitz she is deaf she just turned three she lives across the street from McNeil who says the neighbors still do need help keeping up her parents translate for us because her fingers is very small and she signed very fast so we're trying and we're getting better and her first time to all of this is friend which feels very good it is just beyond unbelievable Samantha's mom Glenda Savitz says when her daughter was born she and her husband found out within a week that she was staff and so they started learning sign language immediately Samantha started picking it up a couple months later but they never expected the same of their neighbors I have absolutely no words to describe how that felt and how supported and welcome we fought in this new community with this whole group of strangers it seems like Samantha's pretty comfortable in her cold a sax likes to drop by neighbors homes just to draw pictures and chat this is roughly seven to father it's amazing she feel so at home and you know they're signing her and it's like being surrounded by family well I think first Sam all of this is just normal for her she just going over to a friend's house playing with the dog discussing the day having a snack to her this is just normal everyday life that was Glenda and Rafi Savitz their neighbors started learning American Sign Language in order to communicate with their three year old daughter Samantha this is NPR news and this is KQED public radio it is Christmas morning and it happens sometimes you buy holiday gifts weeks in advance sometimes it's this morning and extended family arriving have nothing to give them all coming up on morning edition a guide to the truly last minute gift but first we're going to check in with Ted Anthony say good morning and see if we have any traffic.
"northern ireland" Discussed on KCRW
"In Londonderry Northern Ireland have arrested two men in the death of lira McKean, a journalist and activist who was killed Thursday as she witnessed riding there. The city is also known as dairy. It's chief detective warned yesterday of a new breed of militant threatening peace in Northern Ireland for more on Mckee and on the violence. We turn to the Press Association journalist, e Famour she's in Dublin welcome to the program. Thank you. Oh, so just your reaction to what happened. It must be very difficult for the community there. Absolutely. I mean Creggan where Lear was killed is a really tight knit community. Anyway, and win such a tragedy happens likelier is it's really shaken the people you'd have there. I mean, these people have, you know, overcome already so many years of trauma. I think they thought that was very much behind them. And to have an honest woman cows on their streets again is just an like a hardy kind of revert back to do. We know more today about what happened on the street during this riot was this an accident was targeted it doesn't appear at the moment. The lira was targeted it appears the gunman. He was behind a wall with fire and discriminatively in the direction of a place blockade and lira on a few. France and few journalists were on the other side of blockade and when he fired those scattered shots and do the blockade one lire in the crossfire and the accused what's known about them. The minute all that's known as there's two man of being arrested. They're eighteen nineteen so very young men. Boss effort area people. This hasn't come as much of a surprise the age of the man the dissident Republican grips the Coyote, these kinds of flash points tend to use younger teenage man, maybe from like vulnerable community and kind of use them to carry out these kinds of attacks Leo's twenty nine she was a fellow journalist and a beautiful writer whose letter to my fourteen year old self years ago was widely praised can you tell me a little bit more about her work, and what you know for life. Yes. So Lear was as you say beautiful writer, she specialized in kind of feature work and long form essays. She was an activist t- woman. She often wrote her challenges and what she fell. Avoid being a gay woman in Northern Ireland and her work, although political is often political in the sense of the young people who've been left behind since the troubles where supposedly loving in time of peace Noyon people like Manley right here in our late twenties. Although we remember the army on the streets. We also remember the Good Friday agreement, and we were very young when it was signed. But there are masses of problems that have been left behind kind of eleven the shadow of the troubles and her a lot of her work reflected that one of the things that striking about this is that the alleged assailant's weren't born. When the peace deal was struck Northern Ireland. Both you in lira weren't even ten years old when the Good Friday agreement was signed I understand that your family has also been affected by violence, and that you're from Derry, absolutely. I mean, I grew up on the streets where Lear died and like most families and Creggan on the whiter dairy community. My mom. Tmz brother was shot and killed on Bloody Sunday, that's very common dairy. I think he would struggle. The find a household that hasn't been touched in some way by violence. So I'm not very special fence. Why do you think violence is flaring again and young people are dying now in violence? It was supposed to have been done away with. I do think liras at herself that we've been denied. This is pace. We are so loving the shadow of the troubles and not shadow lades to on inclement, poverty, lack of infrastructure. Young people feeling need to go away from Northern Ireland to work or to go to university your kind of love their life like our peers get on the British mainland. That's even more a journalist with the Press Association. She spoke with us from Dublin. Thanks again. Thank you..
"northern ireland" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Hey. Hey, ben. Lod come about her high k van. The bay. Ben. Scene. Scene on. Far. Behind for did see a hand hand. I my on. But I met the day homeland the. Young. K. He had been. Then, you know. Say van. Let's see. Oh, okay. Jim, Malcolm, thank you for taking us to Scotland. I wanna get another plane goes for leave the big city. Find myself in a little town. Get an is local beer and enjoy some traditional Scottish folk music. Thanks again. You're very welcome. We look at what it means to be from Northern Ireland. That's next on travel with Ricky. Nearly a hundred years ago in nineteen twenty one Ireland was partitioned mostly independent Republic with the northern part remaining a part of the United Kingdom. The Republic was mostly Catholic in the north was mostly Protestant. But it's more complicated than that the violence that Northern Ireland experienced during the days of the troubles. Are thankfully, a thing of the past. A lot has changed since then, but Northern Ireland remains a place where I can still be at the heart of so much of daily life and the Brexit negotiations to remove the United Kingdom from the European Union are adding another layer of complexity there to help better understand Northern Ireland. We're joined by Suzy Miller who identifies with the British and Protestant identity. Northern Ireland Suzy lives in Belfast, and we're also joined by Stephen mcph, Ella me who raised in a Catholic family in Derry in Northern Ireland. Stephen currently makes his home in the Republic in Dingle. But his heritage is in the north. From dairy, Stephen enthusi-. Thanks for joining us. Suzy? There's so much more to Ireland than shamrocks priests, and Guinness, and of course, your family's from the north. And it's a different heritage describe the heritage of Protestant family from alster Protestant families from Elster would tanned to have come from Scottish or north of England stock they might have come pretty recently or they might date right back to the Ulster plantation from the sixteen hundreds. This was a concentrated movement of people into what was seen as a rebellious part of the British empire to try and come things done. And so a lot of their descendants are still a rind of characteristics. Well, I don't know. I think we got a bit of a bad route. We tend to be saying as rather serious not like to spend too much money keeping things to ourselves a little bit uptight. And sure, yeah. Maybe a few those traits could be seen within our psyche. But at the same time. Time where a very self effacing humor driven people. I think we'd like to do ourselves dine we don't like to see anybody get above themselves. We'll as we say the feet from under them, if they get ideas of their station. It's a very very complex identity on of course, it's different for everybody. You know, you count apply. One set of stereotypes across the board. I can only really speak for myself, I suppose, but that is interesting five centuries ago. Basically London was having trouble with Ireland and sent over good loyalist folk who wanted some cheap land and opportunity, and they probably subsidized and give them an incentive to go over there and become settlers in what was Catholic in trouble causing island and now five centuries later. Good people with both heritage are living together. Well, yes, the plantation. It's interesting because it happened at the time that Virginia was being settled. So you have the same solution apply. Two two different problems across the Atlantic and King James at the time. He thought this would be a great way of getting his loyal supporters in an area that was causing him trouble. If you signed up, you got so much acreage of land you had to build so many Heise's on it brings so many other families with you on promised to maintain and make this land are -able, which is what happens on lead to a lot of wealth in that area. Made a very attractive place to go as we go down through the centuries than you see this little corner of our Lund's becoming industrial before the rest of the island of Ireland on that was due to the wars more wealth Arinze, the discovery of turning flax into linen on the money that that broaden, and then all these industry started burgeoning Ryan that so by the middle of the eighteenth century, you've got a very very different landscape in the northeast corner of the island in the middle of the seventeen hundreds then well, really industrialize ation only came in about the eighteen twenty s. Basically in that period one hundred and fifty years ago two hundred years ago, we've got industrialization hitting like mad and Belfast becomes quite a powerful city linen and shipbuilding linen. And shipbuilding side by side on a lot of trades feeding into those finders and factories. So a huge population explosion in Belfast time. Stephen mcphillips know, your family is Catholic family in the north. What are the different Northern Irish identities today is that big of a deal people got and beyond that or is it woven into the DNA of everybody. You're always going to be from a Catholic plan and Suzy's always going to be from a Protestant clan. Even if you don't even go to church. Yeah. My people were the troublemakers. You see? So we were the the problem that got dealt with. And it's just such a sensitive issue. Even like Susan myself. Our good friends, we'll always have to just be careful around each other. What we say, and we probably would say different things than privately to our own tribes. But as I travel the world more just fascinates me that back in this little corner of. Airland? There's two tribes that most people in the rest of the world would think are practically the same. But we think were comprehensively different. You know, so Mike clan. We're open the north when when maybe Suzanne sisters came over. So it's very similar to what happened in Jamestown Virginia. But also similar in the way that reservations were set up. So all the good land was taken off the Catholic chieftains and given to the Protestant settlers when they came over vegetation. She mean American Indian reservation yet so map was drawn of Ulster. You can see this map. And it says good land here Goodland here. Scott settlers hearing the settlers here. And then the big bog land. That says a reserved for the natives, you know. Whoa. Sooner. This is so interesting everywhere in your travels, you realize oh, why is the ghetto in Rome right in this little bend in the river. 'cause that's where it used to flood. It was the worst land. It was lend nobody wanted. You've got situations in any city down wind from the tannery would be the poor people and they'd have to deal with the smell. Yeah. And that's not to say that every Protestants northern animals rich because of course, they warned. But just traditionally the land of the Catholics were generally Perot, a not not very productive. It wasn't very good land. So today, my family, we would all dentis Irish are our loyalty would be to Dublin if someone said if you come into my neighborhood and say to a kid, what's the capital of your country. They would automate say Dublin, but you go across the river to a Protestant neighborhood. And you say what's the capital of your country? They would most likely say London, you know. Okay. But flying from the city hall would be the Union Jack and a flag of Israel. And then you go into the union house or something like that. And there'd be an Irish flag and flag of the Palestinians, Susie. Have you noticed that in Northern Ireland? Oh flags northern island such flex a confederate flag inefficient chip shop an American confederate flag. Like, you know. Yes. Yes. Nine efficient ship shop in Northern Ireland with the flags. Okay. So the first. Is that we're trying to get away from a lot in the new shared future that Northern Ireland has embraced over the past twenty years flags have become a contentious issue. So a lot of public buildings for example. Belfast city hall does not fly a flag, unless it's a particular occasion. Like the queen's birthday or something like that gone. Yes. Well, yes. Although it wasn't Greece's with the best of what's the word. I'm looking for wasn't embraced by the rank and file it. Well from a particular section of hardline Protestant unionists when those flags were taken on. Yes. It was it was not a good move. However as time has gone on people have got used to that. But yes, there is this affiliation. Amongst the two tribes. One will fly the flag of Israel and the other will fly the flag of be. I'll be what I mean is it because of settlers it's. It's it's exactly what it is on. I guess the same with the confederate flag among some. It's not really good or bad people you've inherited a complicated situation. And right now, you've got what we're the angry indigenous people that you put on reservations for one hundred years ago today, you're trying to live together. Yes. You know, you can understand high. Some of those garages are maintained from four hundred years back. You know, it wasn't the best idea to have this imperial country marching in and taking over, but you know, Britain, did it everywhere. It's not just an Ireland our guest right now on travel with Rick steves or Stephen mcfeely and Suzy Miller Suzy provides themed tours of her home city of Belfast around the shipbuilding of the Titanic, even ones guesthouse and Dingle in the southwest of the Republic of they're sharing their views on what it means to be from Northern Ireland from both Catholic and Protestant background, you'll find links to our guests with