• Thursday
  • July 10, 2014
  • Last updated: 9:48am
Hong Kong




Search Results

Results 1 - 10 of 1510 for british and irish lions

Related topics matching your search

Search results

  1. Uprising put British rule on notice

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... of Ireland. An underground revolutionary body called the Irish Republican Brotherhood plotted the rebellion while British and Irish troops were fighting the first world war. Controversially, it sought ... of County Kerry. The rebels mustered 1,000 troops and surprised 400 British soldiers stationed in Dublin on Easter Monday, occupying key buildings and sites around the Irish capital. Fifteen rebels ...

  2. The self-destruction of the IRA

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... The implosion of the Irish Republican Army has been so sudden and complete that it seems to defy explanation. For 30 years, the banned paramilitary group commanded the loyalty of a large ... that would have been celebrated by IRA supporters in the days when it was a revolutionary organisation waging a guerilla war against British rule in the province, but was hard to defend 11 years ...

  3. Dialogue: the only way to defeat terrorism

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... Vietnam that sapped any leanings I may have had towards youthful idealism. The cat-and-mouse conflict between the British government and the Irish Republican Army reached a fever pitch in 1984 ... by the British government as 'very hard to stomach'. Last year, 20 years on from the attack, Mr Magee told a newspaper: 'I still believe Brighton made a contribution to the peace ...

  4. The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... While many European taxpayers question the value of union membership, British academic David Marquand provides a timely template for their debate in The End of the West: The Once and Future ... of a former Guardian leader writer, describes the push-and-pull of power between the EU administration and member states. An estimated '80 per cent' of Irish national legislation in 2008 ...

  5. Asia's insurgents should follow IRA's example

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asia's insurgent groups should follow the lead of the Irish Republican Army and lay down their weapons in favour of genuine dialogue. Like the Republican guerillas, all ... by the IRA, the military wing of the Sinn Fein political party. For the past 30 years, it has been waging an armed campaign to free Northern Ireland from British rule and return the province ...

  6. Now the door must be closed on the IRA

    Posted Mar 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the republican cause has long enjoyed support- and funding- from Irish-Americans who share the dream of a united Ireland, free from British control. Times are now changing. The IRA has become ... Leaders of the Irish republican movement have become accustomed to receiving a warm reception in Washington for St Patrick's Day, but this year will be different. Gerry Adams, leader ...

  7. Pragmatic peacemaker, traitor or still a republican terrorist?

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Sean Munday

    ... convinced the Irish republican movement to pursue its aims with ballots rather than bullets. Under a deal struck between the British and Irish governments, Sinn Fein and the loyalist Democratic ... a member of the IRA but over the years the British security services, the Irish authorities and the media have cited a large body of evidence to the contrary. Speaking in 2005, Irish Foreign ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I admire China's economic success [but] when you carry out a basically totalitarian form of government, then I can't admire that U.S. Republican Senator John McCain Women. They are a complete mystery Physicist Stephen Hawking, when asked what he ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffles his coalition cabinet

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London PM resists calls to replace unpopular finance minister George Osborne Big names survive UK cabinet reshuffle British Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled ... clung on to his job in April despite claims his office leaked confidential information to Murdoch's News Corp over its attempt to take full control of British pay-television giant BSkyB. ...

  10. When Irish eyes are smiling

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 What does the white stripe on the Irish flag symbolise? 2 Which Irish boxer became WBA featherweight champion in 1985? 3 Ireland is often referred to as the isle of which precious stone? 4 Which Irish author wrote Finnegan's Wake and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man? 5 Which meat is traditionally used in Irish stew? 6 Name the Irish-born actor who received the first ...




SCMP.com Account