July Articles

Why we must heed the final warning of my friend David Trimble

RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS pays tribute to a humble colossus of peace Published: 26 July 2022 My long and close friendship with David Trimble began in 1985 at yet another conference lamenting the sorry state of Northern Ireland. A friend and I decided to alleviate the...

Ireland knows its Nato neutrality is shameful

The country thought it could have its cake and eat it, by relying on the hated British for its defence Published: 1 July 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is posing Ireland – which is not a Nato member – with difficult choices. In its happy position of having next...

Des O’Malley warned Ireland about Sinn Fein populism

Since the death last week of Desmond (Des, Dessie) O’Malley, minister for justice in the Irish government from 1970 to 1973, I’ve been thinking a lot about that period. Published: 27 July 2021 It was a time when I was settled in London, quite often visiting my parents...

Years of IRA appeasement have distorted Northern Ireland’s justice system

I spent the best part of three days reading newspapers and posts and tweets and listening to hours of radio and watching video clips relating to the British government’s proposals to draw a line under Troubles crimes. Published: 20 July 2021 In phone calls, people...

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