No grey areas when it comes to our border

Dear Sir, I was alarmed to read the article “Taoiseach Varadkar insists Republic won’t design border in Ireland for ‘Brexiteers’” (News July 29) in which a British Government spokesperson was quoted as saying “We aim to have as frictionless a border as possible between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland…”. Surely any border, visible or otherwise, will be between

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THE REFORMATION – ITS IMPACT ON IRELAND

THE REFORMATION – ITS IMPACT ON IRELAND ooOoo Response to an Address by Dr. Martin Mansergh to the Irish Association at its Dublin Summer Lunch, Wynn’s Hotel, Lower Abbey Street, Saturday, 20 May 2017 Thanks: To the Irish Association for the opportunity to respond to this address and to Martin for kindly giving me sight of his presentation. There are

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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 (News Letter 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

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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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