Turmoil about the future of Northern Ireland is likely to last until the various participants tone down the destructive rhetoric and return to their privately held conclusions that compromise is the only option for stability, in spite of what they say.
Several times over the last number of years I have called on the Irish government to intervene and end the huge backlog of passport applications currently in the system – thousands of people are presently in a queue, waiting for an Irish passport.
I approach the election with the perspective of someone who grew up in England to parents of northern Irish heritage and who came to live in Northern Ireland in 2017 to understand more about its history and that of Ireland generally.
No commentator on the political realities of Northern Ireland is better than Irish News columnist Brian Feeney. Indeed, he is so good the Irish National Caucus regularly disseminates his columns in the United States Congress as part of our important Irish Congressional Briefings.
THE recent letter by Brian Mac Lochlainn – ‘Act na Gaeilge’ (April 14) – needs to be rebutted, and his nonsense claims need to corrected in the interest of the Irish language in case that any reader takes his claims as truth.
The speech delivered by Rev Mervyn Gibson of the Orange Order at Friday’s east Belfast Protocol Rally was reminiscent of the type once delivered by Rev Ian Paisley of the DUP, with its central messages of anger, fear and mistrust.
Are the SDLP nationalist or unionist? Ever since the lost the support of the nationalist people, they have been scrambling around trying to garner support from everywhere they can get it – without much success, I may add.