John Hume consistently articulated the view that the differences of race, religion or nationality which led to hatred and conflict are accidents of birth which should be respected and celebrated as the essence of humanity.
The Compensation Culture We have referred on a few occasions in these reports to the way that Ireland seems to have developed a booming industry around compensation for injuries, real or feigned. Now the Independent has written a revealing set of stories describing ways that the legal and the medical professions cooperate to manipulate the …
Brexit creeps closer Comment by Sean Farrell ‘When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight it concentrates his mind wonderfully.’ The Brexit Endgame is approaching, with prospects all round ranging from unpalatable to disastrous so Dr Johnson’s remark seems appropriate, certainly in Ireland’s case. Boris Johnson (no relation of Dr Samuel) …
It is time the issue of the future of Northern Ireland to be squarely faced.
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.
Beside such extreme acts of violence, ordinary life was of course lived ordinarily, decently, by scores of citizens. The vast majority of people wanted no truck with the killing.
… a site for community engagement across the Catholic-Protestant divide.
It is not just landscape and history and personal objects and events that shape us, but also the more casual and systematic reading we do ….
It might all lead to dull or grim stories, but Gebler’s characters are all human, damaged certainly, but each with his own story.