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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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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