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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Ardoyne/Twaddell ‘fiasco’ in Belfast ‘a repetition of the failed tactics of the past’

It was not just the IRA who murdered Protestants but also the UDA and the UVF, writes Brian Kennaway   The problems currently facing the Orange institution in Northern Ireland are nothing new. Indeed if anything it is a replay of the conflicts of the recent past like Drumcree. Unfortunately, for those, like me, from the Orange and unionist community, we have been very

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Unionist walkout over Parade decision

NORTHERN IRELAND 4 July 2014 Last updated at 11:40 Brian Kennaway calls unionist walkout ‘dereliction of duty’ Brian Kennaway said the walkout by unionists was “a dereliction of duty’ The walkout by unionists from talks on parades, flags and the past was a dereliction of duty, a former Orange Order chaplain and Parades Commission member has said. Unionists left the Stormont talks

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St Patrick’s Donegall Street

Dear Sir, I was somewhat amazed to read the statement from the County Grand Orange Lodge of Belfast (B.T. 11/6/14), reference to St. Patrick’s, Donegall Street, which said “Building on the success of last year’s initiative, steps will also be taken to ensure no one on parade will stop outside the chapel”. It was on this same date last year

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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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