The Past Is Always With Us in Larne and Belfast

For those of you who can’t access the latest “can’t miss” programmes about ulster, northern ireland, are wee pravince, the occupied 6, or whatever you want to call it – here they are!

Today in Larne  – Protestant fundamentalism lives on,  car hoots of animosity and an award for the  best loos in the neighbourhood 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04mpnwq/true-north-series-3-2-i-love-larne

The Past in Belfast – A rebellious heart – Spotlight and Mairia Cahill

The Republican Movement’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against a suspected IRA member,
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04lgrlx/spotlight-14102014

The programme raises questions about “kangaroo” courts and for those that remember, Catholic women who were tarred and feathered for socialising with British soldiers, kneecappings, banishment, dead bodies (touts?) along NI country roadsides  and the Disappeared

In 30+ years of the troubles, at least 2,149 people are estimated to have undergone punishment shootings, 1328 punishment beatings and 114 died as a result of attacks. Between 1994 and 1996 about 453 people were subjected to PIRA expulsion/banishment orders.

PS For access to the BBC programmes you may need to install http://hola.org/

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1665&dat=19711110&id=LxsaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RSQEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5185,854545
http://books.google.it/books?id=2U-4AwAAQBAJ&pg=PA94&lpg=PA94&dq=PIRA+punishments&source=bl&ots=nVKiNugktp&sig=rF6HPybJyiS8SlBjoVDs5_hqFjk&hl=it&sa=X&ei=-fhHVOfMOoLZavvUgKAN&ved=0CCkQ6AEwAQ#v=onep

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