Mary Lou’s past hostility towards Orange Order Dublin parade shows true feelings on equality

The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has said he would be happy to see an Orange Order parade in Dublin if they chose to do so. As one who was intimately involved in the organisation, and ultimate ‘postponement’ of the parade arranged in Dublin for 28 May 2000, may I comment on the latest conversation? The purpose of the proposed parade was

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We are guilty of having a selective memory of history of this island

I refer to “Memory of Protestant role in 1798 rising still lies beneath surface” (Opinion November 21). The author Guy Beiner, gives an impressive list of instances where “unionist Presbyterians completely erased the memory of the participation of their ancestors in the rebellion of 1798,” For some inexplicable reason, during the first fifty years of the Northern Ireland State, the

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“The Historical and Social Impact of Flags and Symbols on Society”

You can access a presentation on “The Historical and Social Impact of Flags and Symbols on Society” with The Rev. Brian Kennaway and Dr. Dominic Bryan presented in The Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast on Tuesday 12th May 2015 – BELOW: Brian Kennaway and Dominic Bryan on ‘The Historical and Social Impact of Flags and Symbols on our

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Cityside Reports Stir Memories

I read with some personal interest the article by Niall Deeney (12 March) “Londonderry’s ‘Protestant exodus’: when they burned the church hall, we knew we had to move.” I share the confusion expressed by Doris Carruthers concerning the report published by the Pat Finucane Centre, which claimed that intimidation against Protestants was not the “principal cause” of the ‘migration’. This

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