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Martin McGuinness 1950-2017, Man of War. Man of Peace?

Martin McGuinness 1950-2017, Man of War. Man of Peace?

James Bickerton March 21, 2017 0

During the 1980’s the Irish Republican movement adopted a twin strategy, to achieve their objectives via the ‘Armalite and ballot box’. No four words, however carefully crafted, describe the life of Martin McGuinness better

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Unearthed: Jeremy Corbyn believes Britain committed ‘genocide’ against Ireland

Unearthed: Jeremy Corbyn believes Britain committed ‘genocide’ against Ireland

James Bickerton March 19, 2017 0

A video has re-emerged of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn claiming that the Great Irish Famine of 1845-52 was the result of deliberate British policy, and amounted to ‘genocide against the Irish people’. In a

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The partition of Ireland and Ukraine

The partition of Ireland and Ukraine

Gordon Johnston May 6, 2014 2

Gordon Johnston examines the parallels between Ireland and Ukraine. The crisis in Ukraine deepens with each week that passes, bringing us closer to a global conflict. It is sad that we in the United

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An Abandoned People: The impact of Scottish independence on their Ulster diaspora

An Abandoned People: The impact of Scottish independence on their Ulster diaspora

Michael Shaw April 23, 2014 1

Ulster has always been London’s headache but Scottish independence could make it a real thorn in Salmond’s side. What has been completely ignored in the Scottish independence debate is the possibility that England, Wales

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The Eurocrisis: Austerity is a Prerequisite, not a Solution

The Eurocrisis: Austerity is a Prerequisite, not a Solution

Backbencher May 31, 2013 0

The crisis in the Eurozone will only end when politicians start focusing on structural reform. Imagine that you are a doctor. A patient hobbles to your desk with a twisted ankle. Would you not

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When Irish Eyes Are Crying

When Irish Eyes Are Crying

Backbencher April 9, 2013 2

Edward Oakes looks at Ireland’s Abortion laws With the world focused on North Korea as the potential threat of nuclear war rises, Europe is walking around with its eyes closed as it misses a

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Why Are Brits Such Bad Europeans?

Lee Jenkins March 2, 2013 1

Despite the efforts of successive governments over the decades, Brits have shown a stubborn refusal to embrace the European identity.   It can’t be easy being a Europhile in Britain. I can only imagine

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When Social Conservatism Meets State Power

Lee Jenkins February 7, 2013 4

The Magdalene Laundries are a telling salutory lesson in what can happen when social conservatism is handed the levers of State power The Irish Prime Minister apologised for the ‘stigma and conditions’ of the

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Foreign Affairs News Round Up – 2/1/13

Foreign Affairs News Round Up – 2/1/13

Lee Jenkins January 3, 2013 3

In the early hours of New Year’s Day US Senators agreed a temporary package of tax increases to avert the so called Fiscal Cliff, an automatic raft of spending cuts and tax rises that

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