It is asserted that both Brexit and a Northern Ireland backstop are incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement, Brexit undermines the North/South strand 2 and the Northern Ireland only backstop compromising the East/West strand 3.
Leo Varadkar has made clear his opposition to a border poll in that it would reverse the historical consequence of partition and mean that there would be a significant percentage of the population of the six counties opposed to a united Ireland.
PLACE, the Architecture and Built Environment centre, was established in 2004 to provide a facility which enabled the public to engage with those subjects and thereby generate a knowledge and understanding of their importance to the wellbeing of everyone.
In his letter (August 5) David McNarry offers a character assassination of the leader of Sinn Féin and claims her language and that of the taoiseach surrounding a border poll and the dreaded ‘backstop’ are an ‘insult to unionists’.
Unfazed by the jingoistic response delivered by CEO Ian Crozier in his infantile defence of the Ulster-Scots Agency (July 25) to quote Yeats, I dropped a stone and never even got a splash. In my letter – ‘Insult to Ulster-Scots dialect’ (July 22) – I expressed grave concern at the abysmal lack of progress being made by the Ulster Scots Agency in promoting the language/dialect and as a result of their failure the language/dialect was indeed dead.
Wilson Burgess’s assertion (July 22) that no progress is being made on promoting Ulster-Scots is clearly based on the false assumption that if he doesn’t know about something then it mustn’t be happening.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate principal Ian Bell and his staff on the outstanding job they have been doing in turning round Movilla High School from a failing school – described by some as one of the worst schools in Northern Ireland – to a place of learning.