Ian R.K. Paisley

The Second Coming of Paisley by Richard Lawrence Jordan: Book Review In The Second Coming of Paisley: Militant Fundamentalism and Ulster Politics (Syracuse University Press, 2013), the American historian Richard Lawrence Jordan claims to provides us with some theological insights into the nature of Ian Paisley’s politics. The title may cause confusion. Some may think that ‘the second coming’ is

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Opposition to Scottish Referendum

Dear Sir, The Article by Liam Clarke given the headline “Orange march ‘boost for Yes vote’” (Belfast Telegraph 3 September) caused me to reflect on the history of Orange support for failed causes. From the inception of the Institution, the leadership at least, have opposed: The Catholic Emancipation Act. The Disestablishment of the Church of Ireland. The Secret Ballot Act.

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The Ardoyne Conflict

Twaddell protesters in Ardoyne had a choice Everyone knows that the choices we make determine our future. This was the case at the beginning of the twentieth century when Ulster men and women chose to oppose Home Rule and later chose to join the Crown Forces to defeat Hitler’s rape of Europe. They were positive choices, which produced a positive

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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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The Irish Association and the Ulster Covenant

Where sectarianism festers goodwill is always needed A body formed 75 years ago to promote better north-south relations is as relevant today as it ever was, says Brian Kennaway This year, we saw the 14th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement being celebrated. Northern Ireland’s agreed governance is firmly in place and, if policymaking is still proving a challenge to inexperienced

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