I don’t want to be an apologist for, or play down the profoundly disturbing revelations regarding the discovery of the significant quantities of human remains of infants allegedly dumped in a mass grave at the Tuam site in Co Galway.
Election season is upon us once again in Northern Ireland. As ever our children – almost a quarter of the population – do not have the right to vote in the upcoming polls but, more surprisingly, they also do not enjoy the same protection as adults under the law.
Danny Treacy (March 17) indicates that he is well informed regarding the 1930s and the relationship between Hitler and Pope Pius XI. I quote his paragraph in full to enable your readers to make their own judgment if he was telling the truth, the whole truth, or anything but the truth.
It is 20 odd years since the IRA declared a total cessation of military activity; several months later the Combined Loyalist Military Command also declared a ceasefire. However, their ceasefire was conditional and dependant on republicans behaving, as these loyalists portrayed themselves as the defenders of Ulster.
I am beginning to think I will have to go back to Northern Ireland and start the One True Church of Martin Luther – one of my historical heroes. It seems that some Protestant ministers do not follow the teachings of the Lutheran Church.