Posted By: August 02, 2013

Files show how far we’ve moved in our relationship with Britain Diarmaid Ferriter . Irish Times ( Dublin). Thursday, August 1,  2013 The files just released from the British archives in relation to Anglo-Irish relations in the early 1980s are a reminder of just how far both sides have travelled in recent years and the […]


Posted By: August 02, 2013

Voice of loyalism must be heard in peace dialogue Richard Haass’ hands will be full with parades, flags and the past when he lands in Belfast. Today his advance party hits town. Brian Rowan reports. Belfast Telegraph. Friday, August 2, 2013 When Dr Barbara Stephenson steps on to the Newtownards Road today, it’s not just for a guided tour of the new […]

Dublin Betrays North … Again ?

Posted By: August 02, 2013

NORTH RELEGATED DOWN REPUBLIC’S PRIORITY LIST Denis Bradley. Irish News ( Belfast). Friday, August 2, 2013 ORPHANED. To be orphaned once is natural. To be orphaned twice might be described as careless. It is the feeling of many who live in the north of Ireland. It is the feeling of those who have emotionally and intellectually attached their […]

Unionist Blindness

Posted By: August 01, 2013

Unionist Blindness NO-ONE TOLD UNIONISTS SOCIETY HAS CHANGED Brian Feeney. Irish News ( Belfast). Wednesday, July 31, 2013 IT TOOK a generation to dismantle the unionist state which Craig and his cronies hastily constructed in the 1920s, a regime where unionists owned the legislative assembly, the civil service, local councils, the police, the judiciary and […]


Posted By: July 30, 2013

The monarchy is at odds with a modern Britain Welcome to the royal baby, but his family represents an outdated tradition  Observer editorial The Observer ( London) Saturday 27 July 2013 13.40 EDT Christopher Hitchens said we should emancipate ourselves from the mental habits of royalism. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA As republicanism gathered a little wind in the 1990s, following […]

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