April Articles

Until Sinn Fein changes its spots Northern Ireland will not have stable government

First, the bad news, though you know it already. Published: 27 April 2021 Until the Sinn Féin leopard changes its spots there’s no hope of having a stable government in Northern Ireland working for all its people. The Province is stuck for now with a disruptive...

Sinn Fein’s hollow ‘apology’ for Mountbatten’s murder

Published: 19 April 2021 Prince Philip's death presented Sinn Fein with a particular challenge, given that the IRA murdered his beloved uncle. 'I am sorry that happened. Of course, that is heartbreaking,' said the party's leader Mary Lou McDonald this weekend. But if...

The EU must take the blame for Irish chaos

The narrative that Boris is responsible for problems in the North hinders the search for actual solutions Published: 15 April 2021 Our Prime Minister consistently reminds me of William Brown, Richmal Crompton’s 11-year-old hero, a natural leader whose optimism leads...

Prince Philip had the virtues seen in many of the brave people of Northern Ireland

I’ve been thinking and reading about Prince Philip since I heard the news of his death. Published: 13 April 2021 It surprised me how upset I was. As he had kept pointing out, he was old and it was his time to die. For Covid-related reasons, I was alone as I watched...

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