Sectarian Itch

Posted By: August 19, 2013

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO SCRATCH SECTARIAN ITCH Tom Kelly. Irish News ( Belfast). Monday, August19, 2013 AS I turned 50 at the weekend, I have found myself increasingly looking at old reruns of The Waltons, On the Buses and Star Trek in a forlorn hope of recapturing those hazy fun-filled days of my youth. […]

Sectarian Powersharing

Posted By: August 17, 2013

 SHARED JARGON MERELY HIDING SHARED FAILURES Patrick Murphy. Irish News ( Belfast). Saturday, August 17, 2013 The solution to our summer of violence, we are told, lies in a shared future and the development of shared space. The difficulty with both concepts, as Richard haass will find out, is that there does not appear to be agreement on […]

Minister for Nothing

Posted By: August 17, 2013

ROBINSON NOT THE FIRST MINISTER FOR NOTHING PETER Robinson is not First Minister for nothing. His U-turn on the Maze peace centre is a cunning ploy that has completely wrong-footed Sinn Fein. The 12-page ‘letter to DUP MPs and MLAs’ that announced the decision was clearly written for public consumption and mostly attacked the UUP, […]

Protestant Violence, continued… Violence justified if you’re defending yourself – Protestant coalition chair

Posted By: August 15, 2013

  The chairman of the Protestant Coalition has stood over his comments about Friday night’s Belfast violence being “justified” — but insisted that he was only referring to those “defending” themselves with violence. News Letter.Thursday, August 15, 2013   As reported in yesterday’s News Letter, Sam McCrory wrote on the internet disagreeing with someone who had said Friday’s violence […]

Martin criticises lack of leadership in peace process but praises Cowen for inviting Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland

Posted By: August 15, 2013

Irish Examiner. Thursday, August 15, 2013 By Mary Regan, Political Correspondent Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has offered a rare word of praise for his predecessor, Brian Cowen — for inviting Britain’s Queen Elizabeth to Ireland. He said there is currently a lack of leadership in maintaining the progress of the peace process — something […]

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