Insensitive Dunbar should stick to acting

I was alarmed to read that the actor Adrian Dunbar has blamed Brexit for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. (News 2 May) Thankfully this ill-judged remark was counteracted by an excellent article by Paul Nolan, (Comment May 2) who reminded us that 160 people have been murdered since the signing of the Belfast Agreement in 1998. These 160 deaths

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Brian Kennaway: Every effort has been made to coerce northern unionists into Irish unity by murder and mayhem

I refer to the article “Mary Lou McDonald: Way to peaceful united Ireland was closed to us before”. (Monday 21 January)  May I respectfully inform the President of Sinn Fein that she is incorrect?   During the debate on the third Home Rule Bill, Sir Edward Carson said that there were only two ways to make Ulster accept Home Rule:

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Is SDLP’s future a republican one?

I am somewhat bemused by the talk of the proposed merger of the Social Democratic & Labour Party with Fianna Fail – ‘The Republican Party’. The SDLP began as a political party emphasising ‘social democracy’ and ‘labour’ issues and not nationalism. It later transformed into a Nationalist Party, much to the annoyance of many of their members. If this merger

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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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Rev Brian Kennaway: ‘Kyle Paisley is wrong to say the Presbyterian moderator is travelling south at the invitation of the Pope’

May I take issue with some of the comments of (“Kyle Paisley: Protestant church leaders seem to be ashamed of their faith”, August 23)? I note that Kyle states in reference to the Pope’s visit; “it is quite something else for Protestant church leaders, particular in the north, to run to meet him.” May I respectfully point out that 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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Fragile foundations of Belfast Agreement undermined

The 1998 agreement has been implemented neither in spirit nor in practice. On a recent visit to New York, I fulfilled a long-held ambition to walk over the famous Brooklyn Bridge. The construction of this bridge was not without its difficulties, particularly from the corrupt Tammany Hall political machine. This, however, was not the only difficulty the builders faced. While they were

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