Cityside Reports Stir Memories

I read with some personal interest the article by Niall Deeney (12 March) “Londonderry’s ‘Protestant exodus’: when they burned the church hall, we knew we had to move.” I share the confusion expressed by Doris Carruthers concerning the report published by the Pat Finucane Centre, which claimed that intimidation against Protestants was not the “principal cause” of the ‘migration’. This

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Communions are two very different things

Doctrine means never the twain shall meet (Digital) You Religion Correspondent, Alf McCreary, makes some valid points in “Almost 500 years on from Luther, can we manage our own reformation in Northern Ireland?” (23 September). There are however some areas which require qualification. When Alf affirms, “The 500th anniversary of the Reformation occurs on October 31 to mark the initiative

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If pro-IRA graffiti is a hate crime, then so must be eulogising IRA murderers

I am somewhat bewildered by the article “IRA graffiti on Londonderry houses a ‘hate crime’” (31 July) This article goes on to refer to the writing of graffiti “IRA Ghost” daubed on “seven local homes and murals featuring the Apprentice Boys and British Legion” in Londonderry. The writer goes on to quote various sources describing this action, by unknown perpetuators, as

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Tougher punishment for trespassing would bring our dangerous bonfires under control.

I note with some personal interest the comments of “Belfast Unionist’ (Writeback 20 July), where the author calls for the creation of a ‘Bonfire Commission’. While this is a commendable suggestion in order “solve the (sic) problem”, it would only create another layer of bureaucracy in order to deal with one specific issue. A more all inclusive resolution would be

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