Pyres and parades – a retreating Orange roar

Posted By: July 13, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by the Irish National Caucus Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 *********************** Many people rash enough to venture out this morning without checking a list of Orange marches might find themselves re-routed or delayed but it’s all much reduced and predictable now,  compared to a generation ago.Then it would have been, “Any people rash […]

What a Protestant Parade Reveals About Theresa May’s New Partners

Posted By: July 13, 2017

Northern Ireland’s July 12 celebration, known for provoking violence, helps explain the small party that has catapulted to national prominence. Participants in an Orange Order parade march past a bonfire pyre in  Portadown, Northern Ireland. Clodagh Kilcoyne / ReutersJonathan S. Blake. The Atlantic. Tuesday, July 11, 2017Northern Ireland’s Twelfth of July parades will be watched with unusual […]

At last, progress on bonfires

Posted By: July 10, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Monday, July 10, 2017 The approach by the authorities towards the environmental, legal and above all public safety implications of massive and intimidating loyalist bonfires in residential areas has taken a number of twists in recent years.Attempts to instead promote grant-aided, secure and properly organized beacons represented a positive start, and some reasonable progress resulted, but it became clear that […]

Pathology of Orange Parades, Continued

Posted By: July 10, 2017

“The pathology of Orange parading through areas where they are not wanted continues unabated, the desire for flaunting Orange supremacy undiminished, and the atavistic urge to disrespect Catholics as strong as ever.(See article below). Even after being banned for 20 years from parading down the Garvaghy Road, the Drumcree Parade of Portadown still threatens to humiliate the Catholic residents of the Garvaghy Road. … Just […]

Former BNP chief who changed heart and ditched hate party

Posted By: July 10, 2017

Sunday World. Northern Ireland.Stephen Moore. July 9, 2017 Kieran Devlin (Pic Pacemaker) Former BNP leader Kieran Devlin says he quit far right politics when he realised he was just a hate preacher like Abu Hamza. The Conlig man – who the Sunday World exposed ten years ago for spreading hate about Muslims – met us this […]

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