Newslets from the Irish papers
The Treaty settlement almost a hundred years ago led to the Irish Civil War; the outcome of the backstop talks over the next few months could be just as momentous.
As a border child from the counties of Tyrone and Derry, I have seen the hard border, that no one wants again. I remember the salmon smuggling, the customs officers on both sides
How different emigration is in the second decade of the 21st century
In many places, the border lines made little sense and did not reflect local economic and social geographies
It was the first time that a Unionist leader had attended an Ulster GAA final.
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 …..
these are things that should be looked at in the context that they might happen at some time in the future.
Derry-born, London-living poet novelist, Michael Foley, writing in the Irish Times, felt Brexit was an appeal to Nationalism, with its double-speak of sovereignty and taking-back control. Given the economic and societal insecurity, Europe was the perfect scapegoat.