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.
‘The Orange Order Parades’
My first ‘dance’, a hop, as it was known then, was at the local ‘Legion of Mary’, organised by a fellow teenager….
Ironically one issue the DUP, the former party of Ian Paisley, will seek to explore is a more open border with the Irish Republic
A persuasive argument that unification between Northern Ireland and the Republic is inevitable before very long …..
That Sean Duffy, McKinty’s main character, is a Catholic means that his Northern Irish police superiors are unsure of him and that he is as much an outsider on the Gerry Adams side of his society as on the Ian Paisley side.