Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy is an Irish News columnist[...]

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Patrick Murphy: Waving flags will not sort out waiting lists

Patrick Murphy: Waving flags will not sort out waiting lists

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When Edwin Poots appoints his new DUP ministers will it make any difference to our hospital waiting lists? If Sinn Féin becomes Stormont’s largest party will child poverty levels fall? If Stormont collapses, will it matter? Sadly, the answer to all three questions is “No”.
Patrick Murphy: The parties won't change until the voters do

Patrick Murphy: The parties won't change until the voters do

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If, as some nationalists suggest, the answer to our increasing sectarian division is the rise of moderate unionism, is there also a case to be made for a more moderate form of nationalism? The question arises as we head into an uncertain summer, faced with the sectarian consequences of the Irish Sea border, demands for a (land) border poll, a growing sense of unionist grievance and a stand-off between the British and Irish governments.

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