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The most interesting conversation I have had about Irish unity for a very long time

Last week I had the most interesting conversation about Irish unity that I have had for many long years. It was with Alex Kane, the North’s most widely-read unionist-minded columnist: he has opinion columns in both the… 1,298 more words


Obituary: Martin McGuinness

Pat Stack looks at the struggles which shaped Martin McGuinness and calls out the double-standards of the British Establishment’s response to his death.

The death of Martin McGuinness has allowed two fairly standard, and on the face of it contrasting, narratives to emerge. 1,277 more words


James McClean: The Pride Of Ireland

James McClean, is there a more divisive figure in football? A proud Irishman and a proud Derryman. Never one to bite his tongue, always one to stand for what he believes in. 346 more words


Liam Duggan

“All changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.”

Easter 1916, W. B. Yeats

I wonder as weeks turn to months do people ever realise that they are living in exceptional times. 1,095 more words


Is US Treatment of Muslims Creating Another Troubles?

With the passing of IRA leader and later Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness this week, thoughts naturally turn to the man’s place in history. 776 more words


A Guest at the Funeral of Martin McGuinness

Today I had the sort of day that we all yearn for as travelers.  To be at the right place at exactly the right time, as if I had planned it this way all along. 662 more words


Martin McGuinness & dispelling sectarianism

On my way back to Dublin with a parcel of other 13-year-olds from a three-month stay in the Gweedore Gaeltacht in 1961, I paid my first visit to Derry to switch from bus to train. 1,430 more words