Sunday Independent Articles

What a sickening waste of a lovely, gifted woman

Lyra McKee was a brilliant journalist on the cusp of success, but also a wonderful friend, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 21 April 2019 At 6.30 last Friday morning I opened the email from Ann Travers with the subject "Shocking news". It turned out I was one of...

The British Commonwealth changed – so why can’t we?

We badly need all the opportunities available in the Commonwealth, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 14 April 2019 Adrian O'Neill, Irish ambassador to the UK, had a letter in The Spectator last week complaining about a "snide and hostile" article by Robert...

IRA hard men are still in charge and waging war through their lawyers

Sinn Fein/IRA might have stopped killing, but their destructiveness means they're still a cancer on our islandPublished: 10 March 2019This column is packing its bags, so I thought I'd do a bit of a trip down memory lane.Just over 25 years ago, in January 1994, after...

Mary Lou shows how she really is ‘Mary Clueless’ once again

Gerry Adams didn't understand the south, but Mary Lou McDonald is even worse about the North, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards Published: 24 February 2019 I was caught unawares last Tuesday on BBC Radio Ulster's Stephen Nolan morning show by Mary Lou McDonald's latest...

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