Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland

Buried Lives: The Protestants of Southern Ireland (Publisher: The History Press Ireland £17.99) by Robin Bury “How Protestants were all but ethnically cleansed in South” This book complements work already done by previous academics, like Peter Hart, Gerard Murphy, Marcus Tanner and others. It comes from the pen of one who grew up, among that community, in the latter half

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Ian Paisley had very long history of protesting, and Orange Order may follow suit if Pope visits in 2018

Dear Sir, I was intrigued by the comments of your Religion Correspondent (B.T. 10 December). Alf McCreary stated: “People forget that Paisley led a demonstration outside Church House in Belfast when the former Moderator the Reverend Dr Ken Newell invited the then Roman Catholic Primate Cardinal Sean Brady as his personal guest at the opening night of the Presbyterian General

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Loughinisland Report

Dear Sir On reading the excellent analysis of Ben Lowry (Newsletter 11 June) on the Loughinisland Report, I decided that I should read the complete Report for myself. This is thorough and detailed Report not only of the atrocity itself but also of ‘pre-cursor incidents’.  A number of points need to be highlighted. The Police Ombudsman makes some significant statements

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The Contribution of the Orange Order to Irish Society

Published on the ‘Political MindFields’ Blog Site By Rev Brian Kennaway 15/10/2015   When my book was reviewed in History Ireland (May/June 2006) the reviewer, Kevin Haddick-Flynn commented: “He seeks to convince us that the Order’s true values, enshrined in its ordinances and constitution, are compatible with tolerance and equality, and that a reformed Order, true to its history, would

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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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