“Honors” perpetuate hereditary absurdity

Posted By: January 03, 2018

“Honors” perpetuate hereditary absurdityBrian Feeney.Irish News.Belfast.Wednesday, January 3, 2017THE flummery’s over for another six months. Until June, that is, and the Queen’s birthday honors list, for make no mistake all the gongs handed out are inextricably linked to the British monarchy and its former empire – much as so-called northern nationalists who accept them would wish otherwise.Of course, in practice it is a […]

Tory/DUP pact a major obstacle

Posted By: January 03, 2018

“The Tory/DUP deal is a major obstacle in the path of a full return to duty by our MLAs as it is difficult to see how Secretary of State James Brokenshire can maintain that he is an independent chair of the negotiations while being inextricably linked to one of the conflicting parties.” Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Monday, January 1, 2017As we […]

Paisley admitted unionist reaction to Anglo-Irish was a mistake

Posted By: January 03, 2018

Sam McBride. News Letter. Belfast.  Saturday.  30 December 2017 Just seven years after famously bellowing “never, never, never, never” in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Agreement, Ian Paisley privately admitted to John Major that the unionist reaction to the accord had been counterproductive, a previously classified Government file has revealed. In the wake of the 1985 […]

Civil rights leaders still campaigning 50 years on

Posted By: January 02, 2018

Fionnbarra O Dochartaigh (left) and Ivan Cooper were key figures in the civil rights campaign. Picture by Margaret McLaughlin   Seamus McKinney. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, January 2018 TWO of the men who lit the touchpaper on Northern Ireland’s civil rights campaign in 1968 have told how they have no regrets 50 years on. This […]

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