“Drumcree: The Orange Order’s Last Stand” (Book Review)

“Drumcree: The Orange Order’s Last Stand” by Chris Ryder & Vincent Kearney Published by Methuen 2001 Price £12.99 The annual Drumcree Stand-off is, among other things, totally incomprehensible to many within the Catholic tradition.  For many, this book will I believe will go some way to help to explain, but not defend, the divisions which run deep in this Mid-Ulster

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St Therese of Lisieux ( Irish Times)

Irish Times Letters to the Editor Dear Sir, My admiration for people who see things which others fail to see, is only surpassed by my admiration for those who see things from the perspective of others. On that basis my admiration for Kevin Myers knows no bounds.  In his opinion piece on April 24th, he deserves my double admiration for

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Brian Currin’s Opinion – engagement Parades Commission and Nationalist Residents’ groups

REPRESENTATION TO THE SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING OF  THE GRAND ORANGE LODGE OF IRELAND Re: engagement Parades Commission and Nationalist Residents’ groups INTRODUCTION The honourable Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, Mr. Robert Saulters, County Grand Masters, County Officers, District Masters, District Officers and members, I wish to thank you for your willingness to receive from me this written

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Future of the Orange Institution

Where Now ? The Orange Institution’s often proclaimed Christian principles are  being brought into question by the events surrounding  the protest at Drumcree. While all Orangemen would support the right of Portadown District to complete their traditional walk home from Morning Prayer at Drumcree Parish Church, multitudes are distressed by the violence accompanying the protest. These shameful events witnessed on

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