The Guardian view on Martin McGuinness’s funeral: enlarging the definition of “us”

Posted By: March 26, 2017

Applause for Arlene Foster at the Republican leader’s Requiem sent an important message to Northern Ireland and a wider lesson to Britain   ‘Mrs. Foster saw the bigger picture by making the symbolic decision on the funeral. She must keep the bigger picture more  firmly in mind on these more substantial issues too.’ Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images […]

Our divisions underlined following Martin McGuinness’s death

Posted By: March 25, 2017

Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill (front), Mary Lou McDonald (middle) and  Gerry Adams (back), carry the coffin during the funeral procession of  former Deputy First Minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness,  ahead of his funeral at St Columba’s Church Long Tower, in DerryAlex Kane. Irish News. Belfast. 24 March 2017 01:00I tailed off a piece in Wednesday’s Irish News […]

Botched Brexit would make a united Ireland more likely, says Long

Posted By: March 23, 2017

Alliance leader Naomi Long believes a “botched Brexit” will increase support for a united Ireland. Irish News. Thursday, March 23, 2017 The East Belfast MLA told The Irish News that the British government’s “insensitive” attitude to The North had the potential to destabilize the devolved institutions and she warned against Downing Street “riding roughshod” over the region’s wishes.Speaking ahead of her party’s […]

Arlene Foster needs to muster some of Martin McGuinness’s grace

Posted By: March 23, 2017

Arlene Foster pictured at Stormont with Sinn Fein Northern leader, Michelle O’Neill.Fionnuala O Connor.I Irish News.Belfast. Thursday, March 23, 2017When Arlene Foster said yesterday of Martin McGuinness that while ‘many victims are feeling very hurt’ she knew Republicans were mourning ‘a leader, a friend, or a mentor,’ she sounded a note all the more welcome because it was […]

Gerry Adams at Martin McGuinness’s graveside: “Respect our unionist neighbors. Reach out to them”

Posted By: March 23, 2017

 Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has delivered a graveside oration  for Martin McGuinness, following the former Deputy First  Minister’s funeral today. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, March 23, 2017Here is the full text of Mr. Adams’ speech:“This week, Ireland lost a hero. Derry lost a son.“Sinn Féin lost a leader, and I lost a dear friend and a comrade, […]

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