Persistent bad behaviour undermines unionism and Orangeism

Irish Times 14th July 2015 Persistent bad behaviour undermines unionism and Orangeism Grand Orange Lodge has tried ‘every trick in the book’ to undermine Parades Commission   Believe it or not, this year marks the 20th anniversary of what has become known as “Drumcree”. It was the stopping of the return parade from morning prayer at Drumcree parish church on

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Ardoyne/Twaddell ‘fiasco’ in Belfast ‘a repetition of the failed tactics of the past’

It was not just the IRA who murdered Protestants but also the UDA and the UVF, writes Brian Kennaway   The problems currently facing the Orange institution in Northern Ireland are nothing new. Indeed if anything it is a replay of the conflicts of the recent past like Drumcree. Unfortunately, for those, like me, from the Orange and unionist community, we have been very

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John Mitchel and the Orange connection

Dear Sir, I read with interest the article “Drumcree: unlikely setting for a republican love story” (BT 28th August) While interesting in that Dumcree Church is associated with the parading dispute this story has a much more interesting angle which you readers might appreciate. Jane (Jenny) Verner was one of eight daughters of Sir William Verner of Churchill, County Armagh

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Drumcree: 10th Anniversary

Drumcree confirmed ‘bowler-hatted bigots’ stereotype Rite and Reason Next Sunday sees the 10th anniversary of the first Drumcree.  The Rev Brian Kennaway reflects on the impact of all Drumcrees since A Google search on ‘Drumcree’ reveals that there has been an enormous amount written over the last decade on this seemingly intractable problem.  After a decade of “Drumcree Sundays”, and

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