December Articles

My list of people from 2021 to banish to a desert island

Last Christmas was the first for years that I didn’t write a column about people I would like to deport to a desert island. Published: 28 December 2021 With Covid busily ruining the lives of so many, it seemed tasteless to wrench from their families even people like...

The pro united Ireland activists live in never-never land

Having claimed for decades that the majority of the electorate in the Irish Republic just pay lip service to the idea of a united Ireland, I got a momentary shock the other day when I saw the Irish Times leading with ‘Large majority of voters favour a united Ireland,...

Outward looking Ulster Unionist Party presents its vision to the United States

Doug Beattie, leader of the UUP, and Mary Lou McDonald, president of Sinn Fein, were in the United States last week. Published: 7 December 2021 Separately, they met many of the same people and addressed several of the same New York and Washington audiences, but they...

With the right spirit Northern Ireland could prosper mightily after the Brexit trade deal

Nationalist or unionist, if you care about the well-being of the island of Ireland, this is a time to be positive, writes RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS. Published: 29 December 2020 I plead with my nationalist friends to take the advice of Colum Eastwood in his first address as...

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