UUP and the Orange Order

Clearing up the confusion There would appear to be some confusion in the mind of many as to the present and past relationship between the Orange Order and the Ulster Unionist Party. That confusion would even appear to extend to the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland membership, as evidenced in some of the recent statements of David McNarry (Newsletter 11

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GOLI – UUC Relations

GOLI – UUC Relations There would appear to be some confusion in the mind of many as to the present and past relationship between the Orange Order and the Ulster Unionist Party.  That confusion would even appear to extend to the membership of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, as evidenced in some of the recent statements of David McNarry

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David Trimble

Belfast Telegraph 11th May 2005 Dear Sir, I read with interest the article by Maurice Hays (BT 10th May) under the heading “History will be kinder to Trimble that his Contemporaries”. While I have much sympathy for the sentiments expressed by Maurice Hays, he appears to assume that in the future people will be more seriously interested in history than

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Letters on GOLI & UUP Relations

Belfast News Letter Letters 21st July 2007 Dear Sir, I read with interest the article in today’s Newsletter which is misleading both in terms of the headline and the content. May I respectively point out that the headline ‘Orangemen praised for breaking UUP link’ is incorrect as it is not within the competence of Bangor District Lodge, so to do.

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Back to Basics

The Orange Order: Go Forward by Going Back Rev. Brian Kennaway • 10 November 2004 The recent article by Dr. John Coulter (The Blanket 4 November 2004) on the Orange Order was both challenging and incisive. While I appreciate what John was attempting to get us to think through, that the Orange Order needs to change in such a fast

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Orange Discipline

Belfast Telegraph Letters 10th April 2004 Dear Sir, May I support the sentiments expressed by such a senior and respected Orangeman as Dr. Warren Porter. (BT 9/4/04) It is significant, given Dr. Porters standing within the Orange Order, that, he should acknowledge that proper discipline should have been exercised long ago. However given the comments by the Order’s spokeswoman it is

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Ulster Unionist Party and Dissent

UUP trio following in footsteps of de Valera The present dilemma facing us all because of the present crisis within the Ulster Unionist Party, requires some reflection both historically and ethically. There are those within the Ulster Unionist Party who will not accept the democratic decision of the meeting, of the Ulster Unionist Council, on Monday 16th June. Ironically, these

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