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NORTH’S PROBLEM IS THE RULERS WE HAVE ELECTED

NEWTON EMERSON. Irish News ( Belfast). Saturday, April 19, 2014 Like the queen, Secretary of State Theresa Villiers does not make major statements without the imprimatur of the UK government. So her keynote speech this week means the government believes Stormont must “evolve” towards a “formal opposition” that preserves power-sharing while allowing voters to “remove […]

CULTURAL UNIONISM A RECENT INVENTION

Patrick Murphy. Irish News ( Belfast). Saturday,April 19, 2014. WHAT used to be the theory of evolution is now scientific fact – living things which do not adapt to environmental change tend to die out. So how, you ask, has Unionism survived? (You can be so insensitive at times.) Since 1609 unionism has remained largely […]

Northern Ireland Politicians Still Failing To Deliver

PATRICK CORRIGAN. Belfast Telegraph. Friday, APRIL 18, 2014 Good Friday 1998 was a day of hope. After 30 years of violence, a new day seemed to be dawning, as politicians embraced, then inked, an agreement which held out the promise of lasting peace. As the agreement turns 16, it is timely to check the politicians’ […]

Myths surrounding Easter 1916 and the first World War

  A noted writer reflects on 1916 Rising in this important article. Myths surrounding Easter 1916 and the first World War  seem identical by now. Declan Kiberd. Irish Times. Thursday, April 17, 2014. The English love a military theme. Their bookstores are filled with vast sections on war, conflict and militaria. These volumes fly off the shelves. Still, […]

Relatives For Justice Response To Villiers’ Statement

Relatives for Justice Director Mark Thompson said: [NI Secretary of State]Theresa Villiers’ comments expose a purely self-serving political approach to the past that seeks to divert and shield the British government from its legal obligations concerning State violence and collusion. “The propaganda myth that the State is only responsible for 10 percent of all killings throws up two […]

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