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Martin O'Brien: Orange Order must build on peaceful Twelfth and move forward

Martin O'Brien
What lessons can we take from the quietest Twelfth of July in years? How can we, as a society so deeply in need of healing and generosity of spirit, now move forward? More particularly, how can our political leaderships build on the not so minor miracle of the past week? Such questions come to mind as we reflect on a Twelfth when the sunny weather resonated with the general lack of tension rather than enhance the prospects for rioting and mayhem.

Deaglán de Bréadún: Gaeilge and Ulster Scots - or the Gulag

Deaglán de Bréadún
BEFORE the communist empire based in Moscow collapsed in ruins, there was a category of journalists and academics known as Sovietologists, who kept an eye on things for the enlightenment of people in the capitalist world.

Alex Kane: This phase of the political process is coming to an end

Alex Kane
I mentioned during a radio interview a few days ago that I thought that the present and final phase of the political process was coming to an end and that it was, “increasingly likely that the institutions, along with the Good Friday and St Andrews agreements, would come crashing to the ground.

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