Brian Feeney is a leading nationalist commentator and frequent broadcaster on Northern Ireland affairs. He was an SDLP councillor for sixteen years. He is co-author of Lost Lives: the story of the men, women and children killed in the Northern Ireland troubles.
A year ago I was one of over 200 people who signed a letter from civic nationalism to the Taoiseach appealing to him as head of the Irish government to defend the rights of northern nationalists who, as Irish citizens, will remain EU citizens after Brexit.
What on earth was our proconsul doing meeting men from what are called ‘the four main churches’? You might ask what was she doing wasting her time meeting them, but then she is wasting everyone’s time so why not waste her own? You could also ask what on earth the men from the churches think they’re doing meeting the proconsul? You’ll be none the wiser from their vacuous remarks after the meeting.