WHAT IS THE ORANGE ORDER?

WHAT IS THE ORANGE ORDER? Brian Kennaway, Convenor of the Education Committee of the Orange Institution, gives us his answer In recent years the high public profile of the Orange Order has raised for many people questions about the true nature of the Institution. There are many misunderstandings of what the Order actually believes and practices and there is therefore

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Orangeism and the 1798 Rebellion

Orangeism and the 1798 Rebellion There may be some misunderstanding as to why the Loyal Orange Institution in Ireland should be commemorating the United Irishmen’s Rebellion of 1798?  This is perhaps because the principles of the Orange Institution have often been deliberately misrepresented to be anti-Catholic.  We are exclusively Protestant but not anti-Catholic as the Basis of the Institution state

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Parity of Esteem in Remembrance

Parity of Esteem in Remembrance I agree with Professor Walker, in his article, “Painful reminder of Ireland’s bloody past”, (1/2/98), when he maintains that the emphasis so far has been on the United Irishmen and little on the Loyalists.  Because most of the history books on Ireland have been written from a sympathetic point of view towards Irish nationalism, the

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Remembering 1798 (Sunday Times)

Parity of Esteem in Remembrance I read with interest the very timely article by Professor Brian Walker entitled “Painful reminder of Ireland’s bloody past”.  Professor Walker makes a number of salient points not least that the ‘real story’ must be told, no matter how unpalatable that might be. It is only but right that the terrible suffering should not be

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Drumcree Church Parade (IRISH TIMES)

The Questions are not Exclusively Orange RITE AND REASON IRISH TIMES – 2nd June 1997 Eamon Stack poses the question “can Orangemen walk with equal citizenship?” These new phrases such as “equal citizenship”, like its predecessor “parity of esteem” is really ‘old wine in new wineskins’. The contribution of Eamon Stack to ‘Rite and Reason’ on 27th May is most unhelpful

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