Belfast News Letter Articles

Sinn Fein’s Michelle Gildernew is out, now unionists should hope that Pat Cullen will lose too

​Following the vote-counting process is always a serious sport in the Republic of Ireland. This year, local and EU parliamentary elections were held on Friday July 7. Published: 19 June 2024 I arrived in Dublin on the 8th and left on the 11th, by which time the local...

After election disaster in the Republic, Sinn Fein’s days really may now be numbered

​I’m writing this in Dublin, where I’ve been ecstatically celebrating the local and EU election results. Sinn Fein, which good people feared would gain power in the Republic and threaten the fragile peace in Northern Ireland, has been losing support for some months...

Pat Cullen ducks questions about quitting her nursing role to stand for the Shinners

​Sinn Féin supporters were delighted with the news that Pat Cullen, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, is standing for their party for Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the general election. Published: 6 June 2024 That it’s such a...

Sir Anthony was the best kind of patriot and a noble crusader for free speech

Fintan O'Toole, the Irish Times’s prize columnist for many years, wrote a staggeringly mean-spirited assessment of Sir Anthony O’Reilly shortly after his death on May 18. Published: 28 May 2024 He opined that being told as a school child that he was illegitimate was...

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