Memoirs - Mac Ireland

Continuing someone else’s journey

Continuing someone else’s journey Addressing the inequalities that exist in 2017 Northern Ireland is how to honor the civil rights movements of the 1960s Sarah Campbell. Village. Dublin   Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Last month in Belfast the first of many commemorative events took place to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the formal founding of the […]

An election with no real politics in sight

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, May 27, 2017 IN Britain the general election has centered on the renationalisation of key industries, a Tory drive to capture working-class votes in former Labor heartlands and a wider debate about conflicting definitions of national interest.Over here, the main argument so far has centered on what one politician said about another politician’s hair.Welcome to Not The […]

Arlene’s old attitudes leading DUP nowhere

The DUP has gone backward under Arlene Foster’s leadership. Picture  by Brian Lawless/PA Wire. Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, May 24, 2017THEY say generals fight the last war and officers spend peace time studying the tactics of the victories of the last war.The same is true of economists and political leaders, none more so than Arlene Foster […]

Not for the first time, James Brokenshire is making things worse in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland secretary’s questions on Jeremy Corbyn and the IRA are valid. But he shouldn’t be asking them for the sake of the Tory campaign. By Patrick Maguire. The New Statesman. Monday, May 22, 2017[Patrick Maguire writes about politics and is the 2016 winner of the Anthony Howard Award.] The consensus is an elusive thing in Northern Irish politics. […]

Rise of the People Before Profits alliance offers a challenge to Sinn Fein and the SDLP… but this is not the case for the DUP

 John Brewer. Belfast Live. Thursday,  May 12, 2016  John Brewer, Professor of Post Conflict Studies at Queen’s University gives his opinion as the dust has settled on the Assembly elections The dust has now settled on Last Thursday’s Assembly elections in Northern Ireland. Some commentators got very excited as the results slowly unfolded, thinking there was evidence of […]

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