He pointed his rifle at me and asked me my name

14 June 2014

An ‘Irish Times’ report from 1977 has helped confirm that two trainee teachers were not to blame for the Belfast shootings in which one of them died

The 6pm angelus bell was ringing at St Peter’s Cathedral in west Belfast when the British army fired on Frank McGuinness and his friend Patrick Magee, who died in the attack. McGuinness, a former head of Trócaire in Northern Ireland, will be on O’Connell Street in Dublin this afternoon for a vigil aimed at pressurising the Irish and British governments to do something about the North’s past, such as implementing the stalled Haass proposals.