May Articles

Sneering Alliance Party leaves an open goal for Doug Beattie

“Well when the votes were counted one parochial, backward looking, regressive who is 50 something and from Lagan Valley beat another one,” tweeted Alliance councillor Michael Long after the DUP leadership election. Published: 25 March 2021 “What is clear is that...

Peter Hain has once again shown a tin ear for victims of terrorism

Every time I hear the sanctimonious voice of Peter Hain — that one-time rebel and enthusiast for Irish unity who in 2015 swapped his Commons seat for a peerage — I struggle to understand why the media think him an expert on legacy issues. Published: 18 May 2021 There...

Ireland has realised it over-reached on Brexit

A new DUP leader and the anger of Unionists have opened Dublin’s eyes to its border miscalculation Publishded: 17 May 2021 My message to our friends in Europe,” wrote Brexit minister Lord Frost on Sunday, “is: stop the point-scoring and work with us. Seize the moment,...

The silencing of Eoghan Harris is fresh blow to free speech

On Friday Twitter explained why it had permanently suspended a Twitter account in the name of Barbara Pym that had been founded and run by the Sunday Independent columnist Eoghan Harris and friends. Published: 11 May 2021 “Using technology and human review in...

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