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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Ulster Unionist Party

“Finance may concentrate minds on breaking the link” Rite & Reason The best interests of both the Orange Order and the Ulster Unionist Party would be served by a redefinition of their relationship, says Brian Kennaway. Over the past few years the relationship between the Orange Institution and the Ulster Unionist Party has been the subject of some discussion.  The

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The Shame of Drumcree

“Orange Order in shame . . . we reap what we sow” Opinion After another Drumcree marked by Orange Order violence, the Rev Brian Kennaway challenges the Order to deal with those members who breach the principles of the institution “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7) Like

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Orange Discipline

“Don’t expect the order to discipline Orangemen” OPINION The prospect of Orangemen being disciplined by the order for taking part in the violence at Drumcree on Sunday is remote, writes Brian Kennaway Following the violence at Drumcree again on Sunday night, the Executive Officer of the Orange Order, George Patton, said: “We will be investigating. . . we will deal

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“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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