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How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

IT CAN’T be happening. Not in Paisley. A school for butlers? That’s like training sea captains from a base in the Sahara. Or goat herders in the middle of Manh [...] Read full article: How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired...→

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired Scotland's school for butlers

IT CAN’T be happening. Not in Paisley. A school for butlers? That’s like training sea captains from a base in the Sahara. Or goat herders in the middle of Manh [...] Read full article: How Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley inspired...→

Jim Allister: We should be told why anyone thought that Gerry Adams was deserving of legal aid

‘Consecrated female virgins’ and married men could have role in Roman Catholic church... • Jim Allister QC is leader of Traditional Unionist Voice and MLA for [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: We should be told why anyo...→

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

A unionist MLA has called for a “root and branch” investigation after it emerged the former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams received over £100,000 in legal aid [...] Read full article: UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe afte...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ditch school run to fight lockdown flab, says expert

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ditch school run to fight lockdown flab, says expert

Parents should stop doing the school run to enable their children to shift the weight they are likely to have gained in lockdown, a public health expert said.M [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Ditch school ru...→

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

So, Gerry Adams isn't a convicted criminal after all. As a life-long republican, the closest associate of green-booked IRA volunteers, who had been told to exp [...] Read full article: Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had h...→

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Gerry Adams has had his convictions for trying to escape prison in the 1970s overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that his detention was unlawfu [...] Read full article: Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak conv...→

Coronavirus: Scotland 'shut out' from UK coronavirus strategy, Ian Blackford claims | Press and Journal

Coronavirus: Scotland 'shut out' from UK coronavirus strategy, Ian Blackford claims | Press and Journal

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been "shut out" of the UK Government's coronavirus strategy, Ian Blackford has claimed. Read full article: Coronavirus: Scotland 'shut out' from UK...→

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein MP elected to the House of Commons since the mid-1950s. Following his election [...] Read full article: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Deprived children could return to school earlier

Coronavirus in Scotland: Deprived children could return to school earlier

CHILDREN from deprived backgrounds could be allowed to return to school before their wealthier counterparts, Scotland’s Education Secretary has… Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Deprived childr...→

Those were the days - Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School

Those were the days - Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School

IN February1964, ‘Mr Glasgow’ – Jack House, of the Evening Times – cast an eye over some of the fine old school buildings in the city that,… Read full article: Those were the days - Mackintosh’s Scotl...→

Keir Starmer vows to

Keir Starmer vows to "reconnect with Scotland" as Ian Murray reappointed to front bench

LABOUR’S new leader has vowed to make “connecting with the Scottish public” his priority as the country’s only party MP returns to the front… Read full article: Keir Starmer vows to "reconnect with Sco...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ian Blackford calls for laws to stop Highlands escape

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ian Blackford calls for laws to stop Highlands escape

EMERGENCY powers should be used to stop second home owners flocking to the Highlands to self isolate from the Covid-19 pandemic, the SNP has urged. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Ian Blackford c...→

The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams was not a surprise

In The Politics of the Judiciary, Griffith, J.A.G. (1991, 4th edn), London, Fontana, it is argued that the judiciary serves as an ‘essential part of the system [...] Read full article: The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams ...→

We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was thought to need legal aid

Following press reports that Gerry Adams had received legal aid to fund his challenge to two convictions for attempted escape I wrote to the Legal Services Age [...] Read full article: We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was ...→

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, a partner at PJ McGrory & Co in Belfast, acted for Gerry Adams, the former president of Sinn Fein, in the Supreme Court. Five justices unanimou [...] Read full article: Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adam...→

Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court ruling in the Gerry Adams case walked on graves of judges murdered by IRA

It must have been particularly sickening for a judge from Northern Ireland, Lord Justice Brian Kerr to have to quash Gerry Adams’ convictions. Read full article: Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court rulin...→

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Unionist politicians have said the Supreme Court's decision to quash Gerry Adams' convictions will cause "anger and bewilderment" for IRA victims. Read full article: Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'ang...→

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

The audacious plan to spring Gerry Adams from the Maze prison in 1974 involved kidnapping a lookalike at a Belfast bus stop, dying his hair, adding a false bea [...] Read full article: Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking ...→

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams has overturned two convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland 45 years ago after the UK’s highest court ruled th [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal ag...→

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Ex-Sinn Féin leader wins fight to overturn two convictions for attempting to escape from Maze prison Read full article: Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubl...→

Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams has won a Supreme Court appeal against two historic convictions for trying to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s. The former Sinn Fein leader [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against convicti...→

'Getting belted at school inspired my stand-up' Billy Connolly admits

'Getting belted at school inspired my stand-up' Billy Connolly admits

The 77-year-old said classroom confrontations between “the big boss and the wee man” provided him with much of his stage material Read full article: 'Getting belted at school inspired my st...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: School grades to be based on full year

Coronavirus in Scotland: School grades to be based on full year

SCOTLAND’S exams body has set out how it will estimate pupils’ grades this year after all tests were cancelled because of coronavirus. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: School grades t...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow School of Art lecturer’s lockdown advice ‘shameful’

Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow School of Art lecturer’s lockdown advice ‘shameful’

A lecturer at Glasgow School of Art has been criticised for telling students that their response to the lockdown would define their career prospects.Jonathan B [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow School ...→

Sir Ian McGeechan remembers Dougie Morgan, the Scotland rugby stalwart who has died aged 73

Sir Ian McGeechan remembers Dougie Morgan, the Scotland rugby stalwart who has died aged 73

The sadness in Sir Ian McGeechan’s voice was understandable. Over the course of four decades Dougie Morgan had been his team-mate, companion, confidante, room- [...] Read full article: Sir Ian McGeechan remembers Dougie Morga...→

Ian Huntley was a school caretaker when he murdered 10-year-olds Holly Wells and

Ian Huntley was a school caretaker when he murdered 10-year-olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum [...] Read full article: Ian Huntley was a school caretaker when ...→

State school pupils in Scotland ‘failed by lack of leadership’ during lockdown

State school pupils in Scotland ‘failed by lack of leadership’ during lockdown

If it was an exam, they would probably fail. Scottish ministers are facing a backlash from parents and educationalists over claims that pupils have been let do [...] Read full article: State school pupils in Scotland ‘failed ...→

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Supreme CourtPublished May 22, 2020Regina v AdamsBefore Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Kitchin and Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Ch [...] Read full article: Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was i...→

Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism are dismayed by the Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams

Innocent victims and survivors of Provisional IRA terrorism, and others impacted by terrorism whether here or across the world are dismayed by the judgement ha [...] Read full article: Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism ar...→

Gerry Adams: Security veteran says pressure on the state at time of internment was ‘impossible’ thanks to IRA ‘bedlam’

An ex-Special Branch officer has urged people to remember the “bedlam” which had engulfed Northern Ireland during the time of internment. Read full article: Gerry Adams: Security veteran says press...→

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Hundreds of former paramilitary suspects could win compensation after the Supreme Court erased Gerry Adams' criminal record as his original detention in 1973 w [...] Read full article: Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal ...→

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | 8.3°C Belfast... Gerry Adams speaking in Belfast, his convictions for attempting to escape from prison in the 1970s have been overturn [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions d...→

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

GERRY Adams’ historic convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s have been overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convic...→

Boris Johnson must show he's Prime Minister of whole UK, not just England, by helping Scotland – Ian Murray MP

Neither the Scottish nor UK government has received accolades for their response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now they need to work together to improve, writes [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson must show he's Prime Minis...→

UK and Scotland must put aside constitutional politics to rebuild post-Covid country – Ian Murray

Labour’s current priority is helping to defeat the coronavirus crisis but it must then build a new kind of politics, writes Ian Murray MP. Read full article: UK and Scotland must put aside constitut...→

Scotland vital to Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, says Ian Murray

Scotland vital to Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, says Ian Murray

The whole of the UK Labour movement now understands the importance of Scotland, according to Ian Murray.The newly appointed shadow Scotland secretary suggested [...] Read full article: Scotland vital to Sir Keir Starmer’s Lab...→

State school pupils in Scotland ‘failed by lack of leadership’ during lockdown

State school pupils in Scotland ‘failed by lack of leadership’ during lockdown

If it was an exam, they would probably fail. Scottish ministers are facing a backlash from parents and educationalists over claims that pupils have been let do [...] Read full article: State school pupils in Scotland ‘failed ...→

We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was thought to need legal aid

Following press reports that Gerry Adams had received legal aid to fund his challenge to two convictions for attempted escape I wrote to the Legal Services Age [...] Read full article: We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was ...→

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

A unionist MLA has called for a “root and branch” investigation after it emerged the former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams received over £100,000 in legal aid [...] Read full article: UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe afte...→

Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism are dismayed by the Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams

Innocent victims and survivors of Provisional IRA terrorism, and others impacted by terrorism whether here or across the world are dismayed by the judgement ha [...] Read full article: Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism ar...→

Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court ruling in the Gerry Adams case walked on graves of judges murdered by IRA

It must have been particularly sickening for a judge from Northern Ireland, Lord Justice Brian Kerr to have to quash Gerry Adams’ convictions. Read full article: Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court rulin...→

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

So, Gerry Adams isn't a convicted criminal after all. As a life-long republican, the closest associate of green-booked IRA volunteers, who had been told to exp [...] Read full article: Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had h...→

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Hundreds of former paramilitary suspects could win compensation after the Supreme Court erased Gerry Adams' criminal record as his original detention in 1973 w [...] Read full article: Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal ...→

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

The audacious plan to spring Gerry Adams from the Maze prison in 1974 involved kidnapping a lookalike at a Belfast bus stop, dying his hair, adding a false bea [...] Read full article: Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking ...→

Coronavirus: Scotland 'shut out' from UK coronavirus strategy, Ian Blackford claims | Press and Journal

Coronavirus: Scotland 'shut out' from UK coronavirus strategy, Ian Blackford claims | Press and Journal

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been "shut out" of the UK Government's coronavirus strategy, Ian Blackford has claimed. Read full article: Coronavirus: Scotland 'shut out' from UK...→

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Ex-Sinn Féin leader wins fight to overturn two convictions for attempting to escape from Maze prison Read full article: Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubl...→

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein MP elected to the House of Commons since the mid-1950s. Following his election [...] Read full article: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected...→

'Getting belted at school inspired my stand-up' Billy Connolly admits

'Getting belted at school inspired my stand-up' Billy Connolly admits

The 77-year-old said classroom confrontations between “the big boss and the wee man” provided him with much of his stage material Read full article: 'Getting belted at school inspired my st...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Deprived children could return to school earlier

Coronavirus in Scotland: Deprived children could return to school earlier

CHILDREN from deprived backgrounds could be allowed to return to school before their wealthier counterparts, Scotland’s Education Secretary has… Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Deprived childr...→

UK and Scotland must put aside constitutional politics to rebuild post-Covid country – Ian Murray

Labour’s current priority is helping to defeat the coronavirus crisis but it must then build a new kind of politics, writes Ian Murray MP. Read full article: UK and Scotland must put aside constitut...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow School of Art lecturer’s lockdown advice ‘shameful’

Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow School of Art lecturer’s lockdown advice ‘shameful’

A lecturer at Glasgow School of Art has been criticised for telling students that their response to the lockdown would define their career prospects.Jonathan B [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow School ...→

Keir Starmer vows to

Keir Starmer vows to "reconnect with Scotland" as Ian Murray reappointed to front bench

LABOUR’S new leader has vowed to make “connecting with the Scottish public” his priority as the country’s only party MP returns to the front… Read full article: Keir Starmer vows to "reconnect with Sco...→

Ian Huntley was a school caretaker when he murdered 10-year-olds Holly Wells and

Ian Huntley was a school caretaker when he murdered 10-year-olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum [...] Read full article: Ian Huntley was a school caretaker when ...→

The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams was not a surprise

In The Politics of the Judiciary, Griffith, J.A.G. (1991, 4th edn), London, Fontana, it is argued that the judiciary serves as an ‘essential part of the system [...] Read full article: The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams ...→

Jim Allister: We should be told why anyone thought that Gerry Adams was deserving of legal aid

‘Consecrated female virgins’ and married men could have role in Roman Catholic church... • Jim Allister QC is leader of Traditional Unionist Voice and MLA for [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: We should be told why anyo...→

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Supreme CourtPublished May 22, 2020Regina v AdamsBefore Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Kitchin and Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Ch [...] Read full article: Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was i...→

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, a partner at PJ McGrory & Co in Belfast, acted for Gerry Adams, the former president of Sinn Fein, in the Supreme Court. Five justices unanimou [...] Read full article: Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adam...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ditch school run to fight lockdown flab, says expert

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ditch school run to fight lockdown flab, says expert

Parents should stop doing the school run to enable their children to shift the weight they are likely to have gained in lockdown, a public health expert said.M [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Ditch school ru...→

Gerry Adams: Security veteran says pressure on the state at time of internment was ‘impossible’ thanks to IRA ‘bedlam’

An ex-Special Branch officer has urged people to remember the “bedlam” which had engulfed Northern Ireland during the time of internment. Read full article: Gerry Adams: Security veteran says press...→

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Unionist politicians have said the Supreme Court's decision to quash Gerry Adams' convictions will cause "anger and bewilderment" for IRA victims. Read full article: Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'ang...→

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Gerry Adams has had his convictions for trying to escape prison in the 1970s overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that his detention was unlawfu [...] Read full article: Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak conv...→

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | 8.3°C Belfast... Gerry Adams speaking in Belfast, his convictions for attempting to escape from prison in the 1970s have been overturn [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions d...→

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams has overturned two convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland 45 years ago after the UK’s highest court ruled th [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal ag...→

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

GERRY Adams’ historic convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s have been overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convic...→

Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams has won a Supreme Court appeal against two historic convictions for trying to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s. The former Sinn Fein leader [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against convicti...→

Boris Johnson must show he's Prime Minister of whole UK, not just England, by helping Scotland – Ian Murray MP

Neither the Scottish nor UK government has received accolades for their response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now they need to work together to improve, writes [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson must show he's Prime Minis...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: School grades to be based on full year

Coronavirus in Scotland: School grades to be based on full year

SCOTLAND’S exams body has set out how it will estimate pupils’ grades this year after all tests were cancelled because of coronavirus. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: School grades t...→

Those were the days - Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School

Those were the days - Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School

IN February1964, ‘Mr Glasgow’ – Jack House, of the Evening Times – cast an eye over some of the fine old school buildings in the city that,… Read full article: Those were the days - Mackintosh’s Scotl...→

Scotland vital to Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, says Ian Murray

Scotland vital to Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, says Ian Murray

The whole of the UK Labour movement now understands the importance of Scotland, according to Ian Murray.The newly appointed shadow Scotland secretary suggested [...] Read full article: Scotland vital to Sir Keir Starmer’s Lab...→

Sir Ian McGeechan remembers Dougie Morgan, the Scotland rugby stalwart who has died aged 73

Sir Ian McGeechan remembers Dougie Morgan, the Scotland rugby stalwart who has died aged 73

The sadness in Sir Ian McGeechan’s voice was understandable. Over the course of four decades Dougie Morgan had been his team-mate, companion, confidante, room- [...] Read full article: Sir Ian McGeechan remembers Dougie Morga...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ian Blackford calls for laws to stop Highlands escape

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ian Blackford calls for laws to stop Highlands escape

EMERGENCY powers should be used to stop second home owners flocking to the Highlands to self isolate from the Covid-19 pandemic, the SNP has urged. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Ian Blackford c...→

The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams was not a surprise

In The Politics of the Judiciary, Griffith, J.A.G. (1991, 4th edn), London, Fontana, it is argued that the judiciary serves as an ‘essential part of the system [...] Read full article: The Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams ...→

State school pupils in Scotland ‘failed by lack of leadership’ during lockdown

State school pupils in Scotland ‘failed by lack of leadership’ during lockdown

If it was an exam, they would probably fail. Scottish ministers are facing a backlash from parents and educationalists over claims that pupils have been let do [...] Read full article: State school pupils in Scotland ‘failed ...→

Jim Allister: We should be told why anyone thought that Gerry Adams was deserving of legal aid

‘Consecrated female virgins’ and married men could have role in Roman Catholic church... • Jim Allister QC is leader of Traditional Unionist Voice and MLA for [...] Read full article: Jim Allister: We should be told why anyo...→

We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was thought to need legal aid

Following press reports that Gerry Adams had received legal aid to fund his challenge to two convictions for attempted escape I wrote to the Legal Services Age [...] Read full article: We ought to be told why Gerry Adams was ...→

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was improperly authorised

Supreme CourtPublished May 22, 2020Regina v AdamsBefore Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, Lady Black, Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Kitchin and Lord Burnett of Maldon, Lord Ch [...] Read full article: Internment of Gerry Adams in 1970s was i...→

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe after Gerry Adams' £100k bill to overturn escape convictions

A unionist MLA has called for a “root and branch” investigation after it emerged the former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams received over £100,000 in legal aid [...] Read full article: UUP's Beattie wants legal aid probe afte...→

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adams over quashed jailbreak convictions

Seamus Collins, a partner at PJ McGrory & Co in Belfast, acted for Gerry Adams, the former president of Sinn Fein, in the Supreme Court. Five justices unanimou [...] Read full article: Seamus Collins, who acted for Gerry Adam...→

Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism are dismayed by the Supreme Court ruling on Gerry Adams

Innocent victims and survivors of Provisional IRA terrorism, and others impacted by terrorism whether here or across the world are dismayed by the judgement ha [...] Read full article: Kenny Donaldson: Victims of terrorism ar...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ditch school run to fight lockdown flab, says expert

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ditch school run to fight lockdown flab, says expert

Parents should stop doing the school run to enable their children to shift the weight they are likely to have gained in lockdown, a public health expert said.M [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Ditch school ru...→

Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court ruling in the Gerry Adams case walked on graves of judges murdered by IRA

It must have been particularly sickening for a judge from Northern Ireland, Lord Justice Brian Kerr to have to quash Gerry Adams’ convictions. Read full article: Trevor Ringland: The Supreme Court rulin...→

Gerry Adams: Security veteran says pressure on the state at time of internment was ‘impossible’ thanks to IRA ‘bedlam’

An ex-Special Branch officer has urged people to remember the “bedlam” which had engulfed Northern Ireland during the time of internment. Read full article: Gerry Adams: Security veteran says press...→

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had his conviction for attempting to break out of Long Kesh overturned... but was he really trying to escape?

So, Gerry Adams isn't a convicted criminal after all. As a life-long republican, the closest associate of green-booked IRA volunteers, who had been told to exp [...] Read full article: Malachi O'Doherty: Gerry Adams has had h...→

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'anger and bewilderment' to IRA's victims, say unionist politicians

Unionist politicians have said the Supreme Court's decision to quash Gerry Adams' convictions will cause "anger and bewilderment" for IRA victims. Read full article: Gerry Adams court ruling will cause 'ang...→

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal record called a 'sick joke'

Hundreds of former paramilitary suspects could win compensation after the Supreme Court erased Gerry Adams' criminal record as his original detention in 1973 w [...] Read full article: Decision to erase Gerry Adams' criminal ...→

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak convictions

Gerry Adams has had his convictions for trying to escape prison in the 1970s overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that his detention was unlawfu [...] Read full article: Court quashes Gerry Adams jailbreak conv...→

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking convictions

The audacious plan to spring Gerry Adams from the Maze prison in 1974 involved kidnapping a lookalike at a Belfast bus stop, dying his hair, adding a false bea [...] Read full article: Judges quash Gerry Adams’ jail-breaking ...→

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions during Troubles overturned

Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | 8.3°C Belfast... Gerry Adams speaking in Belfast, his convictions for attempting to escape from prison in the 1970s have been overturn [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams’ prison escape convictions d...→

Coronavirus: Scotland 'shut out' from UK coronavirus strategy, Ian Blackford claims | Press and Journal

Coronavirus: Scotland 'shut out' from UK coronavirus strategy, Ian Blackford claims | Press and Journal

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been "shut out" of the UK Government's coronavirus strategy, Ian Blackford has claimed. Read full article: Coronavirus: Scotland 'shut out' from UK...→

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal against Maze jail-break convictions

Gerry Adams has overturned two convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland 45 years ago after the UK’s highest court ruled th [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins Supreme Court appeal ag...→

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubles, supreme court rules

Ex-Sinn Féin leader wins fight to overturn two convictions for attempting to escape from Maze prison Read full article: Gerry Adams illegally held during Troubl...→

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convictions for attempting prison escape

GERRY Adams’ historic convictions for attempting to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s have been overturned by the UK’s highest court after it ruled that [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against 2 convic...→

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected in 1983 and became the first Sinn Fein MP elected to the House of Commons since the mid-1950s. Following his election [...] Read full article: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was elected...→

Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams wins appeal against convictions for trying to escape jail

Gerry Adams has won a Supreme Court appeal against two historic convictions for trying to escape from the Maze Prison in the 1970s. The former Sinn Fein leader [...] Read full article: Gerry Adams wins appeal against convicti...→

'Getting belted at school inspired my stand-up' Billy Connolly admits

'Getting belted at school inspired my stand-up' Billy Connolly admits

The 77-year-old said classroom confrontations between “the big boss and the wee man” provided him with much of his stage material Read full article: 'Getting belted at school inspired my st...→

Boris Johnson must show he's Prime Minister of whole UK, not just England, by helping Scotland – Ian Murray MP

Neither the Scottish nor UK government has received accolades for their response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now they need to work together to improve, writes [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson must show he's Prime Minis...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Deprived children could return to school earlier

Coronavirus in Scotland: Deprived children could return to school earlier

CHILDREN from deprived backgrounds could be allowed to return to school before their wealthier counterparts, Scotland’s Education Secretary has… Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Deprived childr...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: School grades to be based on full year

Coronavirus in Scotland: School grades to be based on full year

SCOTLAND’S exams body has set out how it will estimate pupils’ grades this year after all tests were cancelled because of coronavirus. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: School grades t...→

UK and Scotland must put aside constitutional politics to rebuild post-Covid country – Ian Murray

Labour’s current priority is helping to defeat the coronavirus crisis but it must then build a new kind of politics, writes Ian Murray MP. Read full article: UK and Scotland must put aside constitut...→

Those were the days - Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School

Those were the days - Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School

IN February1964, ‘Mr Glasgow’ – Jack House, of the Evening Times – cast an eye over some of the fine old school buildings in the city that,… Read full article: Those were the days - Mackintosh’s Scotl...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow School of Art lecturer’s lockdown advice ‘shameful’

Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow School of Art lecturer’s lockdown advice ‘shameful’

A lecturer at Glasgow School of Art has been criticised for telling students that their response to the lockdown would define their career prospects.Jonathan B [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Glasgow School ...→

Scotland vital to Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, says Ian Murray

Scotland vital to Sir Keir Starmer’s Labour Party, says Ian Murray

The whole of the UK Labour movement now understands the importance of Scotland, according to Ian Murray.The newly appointed shadow Scotland secretary suggested [...] Read full article: Scotland vital to Sir Keir Starmer’s Lab...→

Keir Starmer vows to

Keir Starmer vows to "reconnect with Scotland" as Ian Murray reappointed to front bench

LABOUR’S new leader has vowed to make “connecting with the Scottish public” his priority as the country’s only party MP returns to the front… Read full article: Keir Starmer vows to "reconnect with Sco...→

Sir Ian McGeechan remembers Dougie Morgan, the Scotland rugby stalwart who has died aged 73

Sir Ian McGeechan remembers Dougie Morgan, the Scotland rugby stalwart who has died aged 73

The sadness in Sir Ian McGeechan’s voice was understandable. Over the course of four decades Dougie Morgan had been his team-mate, companion, confidante, room- [...] Read full article: Sir Ian McGeechan remembers Dougie Morga...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ian Blackford calls for laws to stop Highlands escape

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ian Blackford calls for laws to stop Highlands escape

EMERGENCY powers should be used to stop second home owners flocking to the Highlands to self isolate from the Covid-19 pandemic, the SNP has urged. Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Ian Blackford c...→

Ian Huntley was a school caretaker when he murdered 10-year-olds Holly Wells and

Ian Huntley was a school caretaker when he murdered 10-year-olds Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in 2002. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum [...] Read full article: Ian Huntley was a school caretaker when ...→