June Articles

I won’t shut up – evil must be called out and no one who condones IRA violence deserves support

​I often get asked why I write so often about Northern Ireland victims. As the pugnacious MP Clare Short put it when she learned that I was deeply involved with the civil case against the Omagh bombers, “Why pick at the scabs?” Published: 27 June 2024 Sinn Fein...

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...

Climate fanatics are destroying Britain’s best literary festivals

Bullying writers and publishers won’t solve anything Published: 6 June 2024 Well, Fossil Free Books has certainly succeeded in making its presence felt. Targeting the wealth management group Baillie Gifford – which invests 25 per cent of its clients’ money in...

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