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‘New girl’ should know better than to defend hate mongers

Emma Little-Pengelly may be ‘a new girl’ to the political stage but she should know better than to attempt to defend the lowest common denominators in our society – the hate mongers who haven’t a political aspiration in their heads other than to demonise those who dare to claim they are Irish/ nationalist and have aspirations to a United Ireland.

Southerners do not really understand Northern Ireland dynamics

The recent correspondence from Maurice Fitzgerald and Robert Sullivan about what they perceive as an overzealous emphasis on the Irish language during the Stormont negotiations, probably has confirmed for many northerners what we always suspected that southerners do not really understand the dynamics of Northern Ireland.

Essence of republicanism should be to protect human dignity

Having given Ireland her first and last colony invasion, plunder, pillage, famine, cultural subjugation and partition, our colonial masters in their boundless generosity are now going to facilitate the killing of our children. 

Opposition to Irish language act is opposition to Irishness

Maurice Fitzgerald’s irrational, ignorant and intemperate comments about the Irish language (July 4) reflect the mind of a person who has been profoundly affected by England’s colonisation of Ireland and the effect that colonisation had on the Irish language in particular.

Leo, sort your own problems

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expressed his ‘very strong view’ to the DUP (June 20) and instructed them not to use ‘the petition of concern mechanism’ to block same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

Sinn Féin’s list of nonsense trivia

Gerry Adams and Sinn Féin cannot be serious if they believe silly things like flags, marches, Irish language and the plethora of equally dopey notions of ‘nationality’, are the non issues which endear them to us down here in our bit of land and which compels us to desperately wish to take them to our bosom?

Alex Kane has a distorted view of difficulties faced in north

Alex Kane in his column (June 23) oversimplifies and distorts the difficulties faced in the north asserting it comes down to the vexing question of identity declaring those who think otherwise are ‘stupid’ – a strong supposition by any standard. 

EU policy could lead to conscription

THERE has been little media mention of Ireland’s involvement in the developing EU integrated defence policy. This will lead to an eventual EU army and I welcome the Republic’s participation – especially as SF support it. However, one word of caution. 

PSNI abdication over UVF flags adds further pain to families

ONCE again thuggish, intimidating loyalist elements strut around large parts of the north erecting paramilitary flags in mixed areas and sensitive interfaces to deliberately create an extremely intimidating, fearful, antagonistic atmosphere and cause as much division and offence as they possibly can. 

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