Unionists should not feel threatened by 1916 events

‘THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU HAVE RESPECT’: Minister of arts, heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD Picture: Hugh Russell
John Manley
THE Republic's arts minister has urged unionists not to feel threatened by next year's Easter Rising commemorations. Cavan-Monaghan TD Heather Humphreys, who regularly attends Orange Order events south of the border, said the events surrounding the 1916 centenary were designed to be inclusive and enjoyed by everyone. A Presbyterian who was reared on a Co Monaghan farm six miles from the border, the Fine Gael TD calls herself both a "proud Irish republican" and "proud Ulster Protestant". She attends Orange Order events in her home village of Drum, describing them as part of her heritage. Ne[...]

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