Theresa May has written an article in the Irish News, on the day her government published its Brexit plan, to reassure readers of this newspaper that their citizenship and free movement rights will be unaffected.
Speaking last week, Danny Morrison—who is usually close to the mark about what Sinn Féin is thinking—said: “I think we’re at a crux here now and I don’t think there’s going to be an assembly or an executive, despite all the parties pledging that they want that back.
For Northern Ireland and the Republic, the imposition of any form of border controls or checkpoints would be disastrous, impacting on the free movement of people and goods with the probability of far-reaching political and security repercussions.
The public burning of flags and emblems in an attempt to insult and provoke different sections of the community has caused widespread concern for some time Both loyalists and republicans have engaged in similarly unacceptable behaviour over recent weeks, with the latest episode involving the placing of poppy wreaths on a bonfire in the Bogside area of Derry.
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.
A Dublin sportswear firm's donation of a new set of jerseys to the members of Ballycastle Camogie Club after their old playing gear, together with a range of personal possessions, was stolen from their team bus close to Croke Park, was a welcome gesture.