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Unionists’ Brexit politicking has ensured Northern Ireland has no future

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Unionism saw in Brexit an opportunity to wreck the Good Friday agreement and get a hard border back. 대신, it is any prospect of the survival of Northern Ireland that has been demolished. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson admi...

The Irish language can give us all a sense of home – if we save it from sectarianism

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The hard men of Ulster loyalism are adept at spotting Trojan horses. Belfast’s first Irish-language preschool, planned to open in September, wouldn’t get past them without a fight. This weekend, as the school announce...

Troubles ‘amnesty’: how much contempt does this government have for Northern Ireland?

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In the early hours of a summer morning in 1991 Tom Oliver, a 43-year-old father of seven children, left his home in the border county of Louth in the Republic of Ireland to attend to a calving cow in a field on his fa...

Northern Protestants: On Shifting Ground by Susan McKay review – a community at a crossroads

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Growing up Protestant in Derry in the 1960s, Susan McKay was familiar with what she calls “the old cry of ‘no surrender!’”, which rang out at local unionist marches and gatherings. Towards the end of the decade, as ci...

The DUP has a new leader, but language is still Northern Ireland’s sticking point

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And so it was that on the centenary of the day on which George V came to Belfast to open the first parliament in Northern Ireland, Sir Jeffrey Donaldson became the leader of the DUP, pledging to return from Westminste...

The DUP’s new leadership continues to rail against the modern world

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Regardless of politics, the DUP’s Paul Givan might have gained a little bit of everybody’s sympathy on Tuesday when, just hours after being nominated first minister, he had to listen to his dad saying on the BBC that ...

Jodi McKay resigns as NSW Labor leader to give party ‘best opportunity to heal’

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Jodi McKay has resigned as leader of New South Wales Labor in order to give the party “the best opportunity to heal and to move forward” despite saying she would win a leadership ballot if one were held. Her decision ...

Arlene Foster may preach unity now, but she led with division

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The Democratic Unionist party had a front-page ad in the Belfast News Letter yesterday. “This union works,” it declared. “Lets build for the #next100.” As the first minister and leader of the DUP, Arlene Foster should...

Unionist leaders in Northern Ireland must banish the ghosts of grievance and rage

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A few of the boys and men asked about their alleged involvement in last week’s street violence in Northern Ireland spoke as if struggling to remember troubled dreams. A person was holding a plastic off-licence bag. Th...

Northern Ireland’s women won abortion rights but its politicians won’t accept that

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Northern Ireland is no country for young women. Out of 87 members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) at Stormont last week, just 12 voted to allow women the right to choose abortion in line with international human ri...

Will the old tactics still work for Unionists in Northern Ireland?

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With loyalists renouncing the Good Friday Agreement, the DUP must listen to others who share the country’s narrow groundIan Paisley Jr did not inherit his late father’s brutal eloquence. 이번주 초, in protest ...