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Peter Robinson: Northern Ireland “was not initially meant to be a permanent state”

Posted By: January 16, 2021

   Claire Simpson. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, January 16, 2021.   President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State W.T Cosgrave, British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald, and Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Sir James Craig at Chequers in 1924. Picture from Press Association Former first minister Peter Robinson has said that Northern Ireland was […]

DUP should: “sea border” work

Posted By: January 15, 2021

  Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Friday, January 15, 2021   The DUP’s Brexit fantasy has entered a new phase. In a colorful charge led by its MPs, and joined yesterday in an alarmist intervention by agriculture minister Edwin Poots, it is now complaining about disruptions associated with the so-called Irish Sea border that its own […]

United Nations’ survey is another good reason for a united Ireland

Posted By: January 14, 2021

  Sean Maskey. Letters to Editor. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, January 14, 2021.   The Republic of Ireland has the second-highest quality of life in the world according to a survey carried out by the United Nations Human Development Index for 2020. Out of 189 countries, Norway topped the first poll, the Republic was number […]

“My hero Mo Mowlam would have got the job finished”

Posted By: January 11, 2021

  Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, January 11, 2021   With her bright red hair, Louise Haigh cuts a striking figure among the mainly grey-suited men on the floor of the House of Commons.   The youngest Labor member of parliament at the time of her election in 2015, the working-class Sheffield woman first […]

Ireland – an imperial past?

Posted By: January 09, 2021

Those of us who oppose colonialism and imperialism—and their twin-evils of racism and sectarianism—will appreciate this letter by a reader in  the Irish Times of Dublin. And, of course,  sectarianism is exponentially fostered and condoned when enshrined to this moment in a State’s constitution—as in the British constitution, which in effect justifies the  anti-Catholic discrimination on which Northern Ireland was […]

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