to re-invigorate all three strands of the Belfast Agreement;to advance a genuine human rights agenda (and not a partisan and selective one), and;to devise tactical voting arrangements that would privilege progressive candidates, irrespective of party affiliation, who were best-placed to displace DUP, or Sinn Fein, candidates at election time.I think of my friend and sometimes intellectual opponent, John Wilson Foster. He is British and Irish, deeply committed to the Union, yet an outstanding scholar of Irish history and culture. I am Irish and British (Eireannach is Briotanach) and have spent most of my working life in the "Far North". … [Read more...] about Liam Kennedy: Does Northern Ireland even have a real political future?
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"There is a world of difference between a neutral space and a shared space, and we are trying to create a shared space where things can be seen. Staff are currently allowed to wear the Poppy if they so choose, so this is about trying to bring a balance," he said. … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland council staff will be allowed to wear Easter lily
"The Elders welcome the assertion by UK Prime Minister Theresa May of the paramountcy of the Good Friday Agreement, and the importance of ensuring that nothing should be done to allow the reimposition of a hard border. … [Read more...] about Brexit risk to Northern Ireland peace, warns Kofi Annan
She referred to the IRA's murder of unionist law lecturer Edgar Graham and the loyalist killing of Sinn Fein student Sheena Campbell. She said the dead could not "be brought back or the injured made whole" but the present generation of republicans would work to build a society free from violence. … [Read more...] about Unionists need a contingency plan in event of united Ireland: Sinn Fein leader
Belfast Jewish Community chairman Michael Black said the video was “not very nice”. He added: “It is not typical of Northern Ireland though. There are obviously a few people that hold these vile views, which are obviously born out of ignorance. But the Jewish community have always been very well treated here.” … [Read more...] about Level of anti-Semitism on island of Ireland is ‘frightening’ says journalism Tuvia Tenenbom