December Articles

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...

Brian Stanley’s tweet points to a heart of darkness in Sinn Fein

Today, Laois-Offaly TD Brian Stanley makes a statement to the Dáil about the recent embarrassment he has caused his party which led to him being put by his leader Mary Lou McDonald on the naughty step for a week. Published: 15 December 2020 As in so many ways, Sinn...

Sinn Fein glorifying the IRA is a peril to the Republic

Published: 8 November 2020 “In current politics,” wrote respected political commentator Stephen Collins in the Irish Times on Friday, “there are two competing visions of Ireland’s future. “One is of a shared island in which all traditions are respected while the other...

With so much to be cheerful about in recent elections, my deportations list is very short

This is the time to learn from mistakes and search for the positive and constructive, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 29 December 2019 I'm in too good a mood to hurl myself crossly into writing my annual list suggesting who should be deported from Northern...

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