I have given the Stormont Assembly the benefit of the doubt on so many occasions during this pandemic, but following the minister’s latest announcement of another potential lockdown, I feel that speaking up is our duty given the idiocy of these proposals.
Reading the article in The Irish News – ‘Dornan: I was lucky to go to an integrated school’ (November 6) – I am in no doubt that Jamie Dornan, a celebrity with VIP superiority gives a great boost of encouragement to the advocates for integrated education.
Euan Blair is the scion of a very talented, education focused family. He graduated from Bristol University and subsequently made a postgraduate study of ancient history, which he claims “taught him nothing” – a perspective redolent of the Henry Ford quotation that “history is bunk”.
As the UK edges closer to triggering Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol the confected outrage from political unionism continues to grow, when anyone with a modicum of sense, never mind a real concern for voters, should be very worried.
The decision by Sinn Féin to recognise the Special Criminal Courts marks a significant step forward for Sinn Féin but further steps are needed on the journey towards taking violence out of Irish politics.
The second meeting of the united Ireland forum in the Galmont Hotel in Galway City on October 28 was similar to the first one in Cork – an intellectual bandwagon without any detail about government institutions in a united Ireland, just discursive debate on issues.
The song Green Fields of France written by Eric Bogle, a Scottish folk singer, and made famous by Irish folk singers The Furey Brothers and Davey Arthur was written as a response to the anti-Irish sentiment in Britain in the 1970s because of the bombings.