Is SDLP’s future a republican one?

I am somewhat bemused by the talk of the proposed merger of the Social Democratic & Labour Party with Fianna Fail – ‘The Republican Party’. The SDLP began as a political party emphasising ‘social democracy’ and ‘labour’ issues and not nationalism. It later transformed into a Nationalist Party, much to the annoyance of many of their members. If this merger

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We are guilty of having a selective memory of history of this island

I refer to “Memory of Protestant role in 1798 rising still lies beneath surface” (Opinion November 21). The author Guy Beiner, gives an impressive list of instances where “unionist Presbyterians completely erased the memory of the participation of their ancestors in the rebellion of 1798,” For some inexplicable reason, during the first fifty years of the Northern Ireland State, the

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“The Historical and Social Impact of Flags and Symbols on Society”

You can access a presentation on “The Historical and Social Impact of Flags and Symbols on Society” with The Rev. Brian Kennaway and Dr. Dominic Bryan presented in The Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast on Tuesday 12th May 2015 – BELOW: Brian Kennaway and Dominic Bryan on ‘The Historical and Social Impact of Flags and Symbols on our

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Fragile foundations of Belfast Agreement undermined

The 1998 agreement has been implemented neither in spirit nor in practice. On a recent visit to New York, I fulfilled a long-held ambition to walk over the famous Brooklyn Bridge. The construction of this bridge was not without its difficulties, particularly from the corrupt Tammany Hall political machine. This, however, was not the only difficulty the builders faced. While they were

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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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