November 2012

The road back from national backsliding

An article based upon a message first preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church by Rev Ivan Foster on Lord’s Day evening, 11th December 1983 and again in Markethill Free Presbyterian Church on Lord’s Day morning, 18th November, 2012

The protests and warnings surrounding the Enniskillen massacre

An introduction to the four sermons – “The Enniskillen bombing of 25 years ago”. At 10.45 am on Lord’s Day 8th November, 1987, an IRA bomb, planted in an empty building belonging to the Roman Catholic church, exploded without warning and killed 11 Protestants gathered to watch the Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony at the war memorial beside the East Bridge. One victim of the bombing, Mr Ronnie Hill, lay in a coma for 13 years before he died, the twelfth victim of a most wicked crime. Read more

The shots that awaken sorrow.

Comment on the murder today of prison officer, Mr David Black. Read more

The Remembrance Day Massacre in Enniskillen

The reprint of an article written by Rev. Ivan Foster, at the time minister of Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, immediately following the IRA bombing in Enniskillen on 8th November 1987. Over 50,000 copies of this article were distributed at the time of the massacre. Read more

Selected news stories

Sinn Fein’s All-Ireland dilemma over abortion laws

Footballer Anthony Stokes joins Real IRA supporters at party for slain terror chief

Highest-ever HIV diagnoses in gay men

Seven new HIV cases a month in NI

DUP leader Peter Robinson is out of step with a significant section of grassroots party members on key issues such as abortion and contentious parades, a poll has found.

BBC inquiry into Jimmy Savile scandal ‘to stay secret’

Ballymena councillor David Tweed guilty of child abuse

Tweed guilty of 10 sex abuse charges

Sir Cyril Smith: Former MP sexually abused boys, police say

Britain should vote on leaving EU, Italian prime minister Mario Monti says

Resurgent leader wants to cement his legacy (by further abandoning of “outdated dogmas”)

Pipe bomb thrown at PSNI vehicle in west Belfast

Ronan Kerr murder: Arrest of man in Milton Keynes

Murphy may be a witness in Sinn Fein libel case

Omagh man arrested in England in Ronan Kerr murder probe

More Chaos in Dysfunctional Executive

Peter Robinson pledges to ‘facilitate Opposition’

Widespread police search in terror investigation

Ronan Kerr murder: Searches in Omagh and Cumbria

Robinson: DUP’s moral stance won’t stop growth – (Weasel words camouflage moral shift)

History made as Irish minister addresses DUP conference

Strategy to end division on way, says Robinson

Boundary shake-up ‘bad for unionism’

Committee passes vote to remove Union Flag

UKIP couple have foster children removed from their care because of the party they belonged to

UKIP fury over foster children move

Council defends taking foster children away from UKIP members

Pressure on C of E grows over women bishops

Pressure piles on church to vote again on female bishops

PM faces big revolt on gay marriage

£150K payout is ‘the cost of Sinn Fein bigotry’

Playground named after IRA gunman Raymond McCreesh

Ann Travers: Time to tell all about my sister’s murder

Jesus Christ ‘should be downplayed in school’

Gay marriage could be approved within weeks thanks to David Cameron and Nick Clegg

PM Cameron warns priests of turbulence after church votes no to female bishops

Ann Travers gives evidence

Ann Travers: Flashbacks of sister’s murder after McArdle appointment

Murder victim’s sister was ‘terrified’ facing Sinn Fein MLAs

Ruane should condemn Mary’s murder

First women bishops in Church of Ireland ‘cannot be far off’

Sinn Fein’s Caitriona Ruane challenged over Opposition remarks

Leaders to launch spin offensive after ‘poor press’ coverage

Jesus Christ ‘should be downplayed in school’

Gay marriage could be approved within weeks thanks to David Cameron and Nick Clegg

PM Cameron warns priests of turbulence after church votes no to female bishops

Ann Travers gives evidence

Ann Travers: Flashbacks of sister’s murder after McArdle appointment

Murder victim’s sister was ‘terrified’ facing Sinn Fein MLAs

Ruane should condemn Mary’s murder

First women bishops in Church of Ireland ‘cannot be far off’

Sinn Fein’s Caitriona Ruane challenged over Opposition remarks

Leaders to launch spin offensive after ‘poor press’ coverageJim Wells avoids ban over Sinn Fein murderer claims

Row shines light on Stormont corridors

UUP’s John McCallister in bid to force legal Opposition at Stormont

Parties consider electoral pact

Stalemate the best we can hope for

Church of England warned over women bishops

Pakistan drops blasphemy case against Christian girl

Irish Government Minister to address a DUP conference.

Jim Allister: UUP and SDLP just doormats

Allister claims Northern Executive an ‘anti-democratic, dismal failure’

IRA slept in SDLP supporters’ houses in city: claim

Sandy Row boxers ‘put out of sport’

Unionists more pro-life than nationalists: campaigner

Church of England to vote on women bishops

Top female cleric urges backing for ‘imperfect’ women bishops deal

Prisoners to get the vote regardless, Government human rights adviser says

Stormont without opposition is absurd – Allister

Jim Allister’s rare praise for DUP

Willie Frazer steps down from victims’ group Fair

‘No place in TUV for terror-linked figures’

Huge backing for Union Flag

Judge irked by lawyer for Sinn Fein in libel case

Sinn Fein’s O’Dowd demand over IRA inquest

‘Taken to task for doing nothing wrong’: worker demoted for opposing gay marriage was unlawfully punished, judge rules

All eyes on ‘game-changer’ Welby as Church faces final showdown on women bishops

Plymouth Brethren takes charitable status case to tribunal

How two outbursts in corridors of Stormont snowballed in a full-scale Assembly row

Jim Wells must not be censured

Sinn Fein must accept that IRA “war” was unjustified

IRA victims’ fury as top SDLP man rejects Libyan compensation claims

David Tweed suspended from TUV while on sex charges trial

Allister attempts to widen Historical Abuse Bill to include Clerical Abuse

Free Education for Pupils and Students from the Republic Costs You Over £13 Million a Year

Sinn Fein MP reveals struggle with depression (She is a staunch supporter of the IRA’s terror campaign!!)

DUP’s Jim Wells faces expulsion over McArdle row

Sinn Fein mayor slams attacks on Apprentice Boys halls

DUP and Sinn Fein ministers clash over public spending review

Mayor signs David Black book of condolence after first opposing it

Council parties clash over Union flag leaflets

Alliance Party ‘disgusted’ at DUP/UUP flag policy leaflet

Chilling warning from Terry Spence of the Police Federation on dissident threat

Gangland boss on run in Spain after Ryan murder

Libya unlikely to pay compensation to victims of IRA

DUP MP praises Obama victory

Stormont to vote on whether to exclude DUP’s Jim Wells

Ballymena Councillor David Tweed on trial for child abuse

Sandy Row Boxing Club not eligible for funding says Sinn Fein’s Ní Chuilín

Woman dies after abortion refused in ‘Catholic country’

Questions Marie Stopes Clinic does not want to answer

David Black: ‘new IRA’ group claims it murdered prison officer

‘IRA’ group admit responsibility for murder of prison officer David Black

(Roman Catholic) Fans criticised after boos break Remembrance silence

Dungannon Sinn Fein councillors vote against book of condolence for murdered prison officer David Black

‘Booby trap’ bomb found near city school – UTV Live News

US Presidential election shows why Tories must back gay marriage or lose power, George Osborne warns

In a symbolic move, Irish leader Enda Kenny remembers war dead at Enniskillen service

Willie Frazer confirms he will stand for Mid Ulster seat

PSNI downplay suggestion of a fresh investigation into 1987 Enniskillen bomb

Half of British voters ‘would chose to leave the EU in referendum’

Sinn Fein arrest protest staggering, says Fianna Fail leader

Parades Commission places no restrictions on republican march – “double standards”!

Enniskillen bomb survivor hopes for justice

How accounting in five Stormont departments is just not adding up

Former postman slams ‘hypocrisy’

Fiery clashes as MLAs debate Brush motion

David Black’s family decline McGuinness funeral offer

David Black funeral: Killers ‘bloodthirsty criminals’

Jim Allister’s Assembly speech on murder of prison officer

TUV slams protests over IRA court case

Robert McCartney murder: Padraic Wilson granted bail

SDLP votes in support of Brush after voting for his would-be killer!

Banbridge Council passes motion condemning Curran’s remarks

Anger at nationalist support for dissidents

Dissidents issue threats at weekend rallies

M1 ambush: Just a matter of time before another attack, warders warn

Adams’ weak rebuke buoys Provo fairy tale

Police to examine new Enniskillen bombing report

Prison officer murder: two suspects freed by police (Surprise, surprise!!)

Duffy and other Lurgan man freed in Black murder probe

ANALYSIS: Targeting of an Orangeman

Sinn Fein Support for Terror as Clear as Ever

New BBC row over Newsnight ‘paedophile’ politician probe

Senior political figure threatens to sue BBC over paedophile claims

Attack on prison officer was well-planned, says expert

David Black murder – Irish police make arrest over prison officer attack

Being an Irish republican means never having to say you’re sorry

Senior Sinn Fein member faces IRA terror charges

Church of England rift over women bishops ‘may last years’

David Black murder – two arrests over prison officer attack

Dissident republican Duffy arrested over M1 murder

Republican Colin Duffy arrested in hunt for M1 ambush killers of prison officer David Black

David Black murder: ‘Son drove past scene of killing’

Long-serving Northern Ireland prison officer murdered in motorway ambush in suspected dissident republican attack

Northern Ireland prison officer ambush prompts fears of sectarian shooting war

Officer’s widow wants ‘no retaliation’

Dublin link to the savage murder of prison officer

Robert McCartney murder: Leading republican faces charges

Sinn Fein man held over Robert McCartney murder

Veteran prison officer shot dead

Terror ambush victim David Black was nearing retirement from prison service

Shot prison officer named as David Black from Cookstown

Murder of Prison Officer – comment by TUV leader, Jim Allister MLA

Association of Catholic Priests saddened by bishops’ ‘snub’

David Cameron suffers stinging defeat over EU budget

NHS millions for controversial care pathway

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