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ROOTS OF RADICALISATION

ROOTS OF RADICALISATION

    ‘Fxxx off back to your chapel’, Father, ‘where you belong’. Along with others, I was on the street in Derry in January 1969, trying to stop a group of youngsters from throwing stones at the RUC. A futile exercise but a social learning experience with the

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Wise Words in a Dublin Pub

Wise Words in a Dublin Pub

WISE WORDS IN A DUBLIN PUB “What do you think is the biggest political crisis facing Britain and the rest of Europe at present?”  A question put to me by a guy that I found myself chatting to in a Dublin pub while we waited for the

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SNP, Sinn Fein and Home Rule

SNP, Sinn Fein and Home Rule

For nearly one hundred years, the Constitution, has been the predominant issue in every election, fought in Northern Ireland, even at Council level,  where there is a wearying, unionist pre-occupation with flags and emblems.  The results of the Election in Scotland have ensured that independence has shot

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Ukraine and Ireland: Different but Similar

Ukraine and Ireland: Different but Similar

NATO’S Deputy Commander, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, engaging in some pro-Western bluster, said recently that it had to be in a state of high readiness in order to convince Russia that an attack on one Nato ally will inevitably provoke conflict with the whole alliance. David Cameron

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SCOTLAND YES AND NORTHERN IRELAND

SCOTLAND YES AND NORTHERN IRELAND

Lord Trimble has warned that a YES vote for Independence in Scotland could destabilise the peace process in Northern Ireland as it may increase pressure for a similar referendum to be held there also. He did concede that the democratic movement for constitutional change in Scotland was a

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