Irish republicans should view with alarm the musings of Sinn Féin’s resident opinion-shaper Jarlath Kearney on the future trajectory of constitutional change in Ireland – ‘Dublin government’s Brexit stance no ‘back of the envelope’ job’ (August 9).
A taboo within a taboo. Mental illness, the broad overarching taboo, electroconvulsive treatment (ECT), a treatment in our part of the world known as the ‘letrick’ or shock treatment which by its very name, instilled fear.
I am not a historian and as a pacifist wouldn’t want to get into a debate on the balance of power theory that suggests national security is enhanced when military capability is distributed so that no one state is strong enough to dominate all others.
Weather wise the north has witnessed some very dramatic thunderstorms in recent times and it could be said that these are possibly the Almighty’s passing comment on the gloomy, negative atmosphere hanging over this place.
Former Irish ambassador to Canada Ray Bassett, supported by DUP colonial Brexit fantasists, proposes Irexit in Policy Exchange, a right-wing outfit one of whose leading lights is Michael Gove who actively campaigned for Leave and who opposes the Good Friday Agreement.
It is a sad indictment of the way we are managing the consequences of our unnecessary conflict that there is no agreement to pay a pension to 400 victims left with incapacitating injuries by the Troubles.
In his recent address to the McGill Summer School in Donegal the DUP’s Edwin Poots spoke openly and at times positively about the Irish Language, saying “anyone who speaks and loves the Irish language is as much a part of Northern Ireland life as a collarette-wearing Orangeman”.