The Economic strengths of small states are better focussed upon than their deficits, argues Stephen Kisella.
In many places, the border lines made little sense and did not reflect local economic and social geographies
Insistent talk of hard and soft borders in the North revived this readers’s interest in Spike Milligan’s lampoon, Puckoon(Penguin, 1963), Colm Tóibín’s Bad Blood: A Walk along the Irish Border(Vintage, 1987).
Ironically one issue the DUP, the former party of Ian Paisley, will seek to explore is a more open border with the Irish Republic
It was the first time that a Unionist leader had attended an Ulster GAA final.
The social interaction and enjoyment that people get from celebrating Irish culture also plays a wider and invaluable role in supporting the well-being of our communities abroad
The commitment by the EU to accept a united Ireland is a huge victory for the Irish government
A persuasive argument that unification between Northern Ireland and the Republic is inevitable before very long …..
The iconic image of of Bishop Edward Daly in Derry ‘negotiating’ a safe passage for Jackie Duddy, a victim of the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry on the 30th January 1972, resurfaced in the media on the occasion of the death of the Bishop recently. The image was a stark reminder of just how much …
these are things that should be looked at in the context that they might happen at some time in the future.