Archive of articles published in 2016

26 Dec Around world and back here at home, there is still much we should be cheerful about Belfast Telegraph
19 Dec 2016 year of commemoration has given many people a real thirst to uncover historical truths Belfast Telegraph
12 Dec We should all be congratulating the great Dr Ken Whitaker on reaching 100 Belfast Telegraph
11 Dec It would appear the useful idiots and sneaking regarders haven’t gone away Sunday Independent
5 Dec Irish president Higgins should learn from Queen about airing politial views Belfast Telegraph
28 Nov Sinn Fein seek reconciliation, yet they insist it can only be achieved in a united Ireland Belfast Telegraph
2 Nov President Higgins puts his left foot in it with gushing praise for Fidl Castro Sunday Independent
21 Nov To understand Donald Trump, we should take a closer look at a Prsident of bygone years Belfast Telegraph
20 Nov The old-school Irish-American certainties are in the grave Sunday Independent
16 Nov British exit, Irish wound Prospect Magazine
14 Nov Why are the general public who voted for radical change then branded Neanderthals? Belfast Telegraph
7 Nov Northern Ireland should exploit its many natural advantages and not hold out the begging bowl Belfast Telegraph
6 Nov Whatever happens in the US on Tuesday, Eddie the pit bull will still get doughnuts Sunday Independent
31 Oct Lowering UK’s voting age to 16 would be an act of suicidal madness liable to ruin nation Belfast Telegraph
24 Oct Enemies of the state are using skewed justice system to push aside innocent terror victims Belfast Telegraph
23 Oct It’s not racist to want to control national borders Sunday Independent
17 Oct Eastwood’s selective style of tolerance could lead to problems for SDLP in future Belfast Telegraph
10 Oct Leave Gerry Adams to indulge in token protests, it is others who are grafting for best Brexit deal Belfast Telegraph
9 Oct We should stop moaning and embrace Brexit change Sunday Independent
6 Oct Orange Order’s inertia is not sufficient excuse for putting off decision on attending Mass Belfast Telegraph
3 Oct Terry Wogan the man who reminded the British and Irish of depth of their affection for one another Belfast Telegraph
26 Sept Don’t worry, BBC … Gerry Adams will not be suing Spotlight any time soon Belfast Telegraph
25 Sept Adams: Should he stay or should he go? Sunday Independent
19 Sept Celtic and Rangers fans must show common decency’s more important than club loyalties Belfast Telegraph
18 Sept Culture warriors now making war on writers of fiction Sunday Independent
12 Sept Gerry Adams’ ‘take the money and run’ call over £11bn Apple tax case shows up his total naivety Belfast Telegraph
5 Sept Celtic Green Brigade need to learn truth about history of Palestine Belfast Telegraph
28 Aug Celtic fans who vent their narrow-minded hatred of Israel should be given the red card Belfast Telegraph
28 Aug Now on his third political marriage, Martin McGuinness is going through a rough patch Sunday Independent
18 Aug Daithi McKay resignation over Jamie Bryson coaching claims: Sharp-suited young men think they’re smarter than they really are Belfast Telegraph
15 Aug Men like the late British diplomat Sir David Goodall unsung heroes of the peace Belfast Telegraph
14 Aug Don’t ban the burqa, but restrict where it is worn Sunday Independent
8 Aug The executed Sir Roger had many virtues… but dark side of his nature must not be ignored Belfast Telegraph
1 Aug There are harder anniversaries to come, but the way we marked 1916 gives me hope for future Belfast Telegraph
31 Jul EU is no longer the solution – it is the problem Sunday Independent
25 Jul Bad luck, Martin McGuinness: Theresa May and Arlene Foster will enure Brexit does not lead to a united Ireland The Telegraph
25 Jul Republic and UK are now firm friends and equal partners, Brexit will not change that Belfast Telegraph
18 Jul Progress will be fine if those interested in island’s future work together for best terms Belfast Telegraph
17 Jul It’s all change at Tory HQ and open warfare between Labout factions Sunday Independent
11 Jul Why it would be madness to bank on Andrea Deadsom by putting her in Downing Street Belfast Telegraph
4 Jul Beseiged and looking more bewildered by the day, just how long can Jeremy Corbyn struggle along at the help? Belfast Telegraph
3 Jul Broken alliances and bad blood in fight for British independence Sunday Independent
27 Jun The vote to leave Europe does not pave the way for a united Ireland, no matter what Gerry Adams may argue Belfast Telegraph
26 Jun Brexit may enable Ireland to help the EU save itself Sunday Independent
20 Jun Yes, so Ireland was occupied – get over it and look at how the invaders spared us a worse fate Belfast Telegraph
19 Jun Talking has slowly made us better as a people Sunday Independent
16 Jun No shrinking violet, but by fuelling fire of abortion row President’s wife may have made major mistake Belfast Telegraph
13 Jun It’s not extreme views that incur wrath of others, my critics just can’t stand that I can respect a different tribe Belfast Telegraph
6 Jun Success on the pitch would be the perfect way for resurgent Rangers to confound those who choose to demonise the club Belfast Telegraph
5 Jun Don’t let the guilty get away with it Sunday Independent
30 May Whatever way the vote swings on June 23, the arrogant EU is destined to be author of its own downfall Belfast Telegraph
23 May Reality bites as Assembly puts spanner in the works of Sinn Fein’s equal pay mechanism Belfast Telegraph
22 May ‘Gerrypicking’ the victims of the Troubles Sunday Independent
16 May No shirnking violet, but by fuelling fire of abortion row President’s wife may have made major mistake Belfast Telegraph
9 May Rise in female MLAs good for an Assembly that’s suffered from excess of testosterone and tribalism Belfast Telegraph
8 May No, Gerry, you were never kept on a plantation Sunday Independent
2 May If you are not going to vote on Thursday, then don’t complain if outcome is a fudge like we have in Dublin Belfast Telegraph
25 Apr Driven by hate, intransigent offshoots of republicanism just cannot be reasoned with Belfast Telegraph
24 Apr Adams will put cult before country as Martin ensures centre holds against SF Sunday Independent
22 Apr Queen’s 90th Birthday: How the monarch won Irish hearts Belfast Telegraph
21 Apr The fading myths of Easter 1916 Prospect Magazine
18 Apr Too many of us weighed down by burden of enmity Belfast Telegraph
14 Apr It was naive of Sublin to expect unionists to honour Easter Rising News Letter
11 Apr Misnomers and myths abound in Sinn Fein telling of 1916 Belfast Telegraph
10 Apr Red pencils for Sinn Fein’s ersatz cultural revolution Sunday Independent
4 Apr Let’s all embrace new appetite for truth not myths Belfast Telegraph
28 Mar Commemoration in Dublin of Easter Rising very fitting Belfast Telegraph
27 Mar What sort of an Ireland did the Rising’s leaders want? Sunday Independent
21 Mar Sinn Fein words show us there may be hope after all Belfast Telegraph
20 Mar 1916: Ireland’s bloody legacy Sunday Times
20 Mar The mysteries of the strange Pearse family Sunday Independent
14 Mar Hasty U-turn can’t hide fact the Sinn Fein mask slipped Belfast Telegraph
13 Mar The frank confessions of an unrepentant lackey Sunday Independent
9 Mar How Americans pushed the Irish to war Boston Globe
7 Mar DPP between a rock and a hard place with legacy cases Belfast Telegraph
2 Mar If we can’t get justice for Omagh bombing, then let us get the truth Belfast Telegraph
29 Feb Big parties must bite bullet to keep Sinn Fein at bay Belfast Telegraph
25 Feb Criticism from Sinn Fein won’t change DUP minds on Brexit Belfast Telegraph
22 Feb The complexity of Irish identity gets stamp of approval Belfast Telegraph
21 Feb Taoiseach Adams … the first 100 days Sunday Independent
15 Feb Sinn Fein election hopes may be casualty of Dublin’s gang war Belfast Telegraph
14 Feb What if the establishment decides to rig it for Hillary? Sunday Independent
1 Feb Hughes and his ilk unfit to lace boots of Patrick Pearse Belfast Telegraph
1 Feb Mystery of Nairac proves how truth is casualty of war Belfast Telegraph
31 Jan The 1916 dead have left us our Fenian fools and liars Sunday Independent
25 Jan 1916 anniversay a time for all sides to tell their story Belfast Telegraph
18 Jan Arlene Foster respects democracy, unlike the leaders of 1916 Belfast Telegraph
17 Jan Adams and Sinn Fein are revising the Rising in their own way Sunday Independent
11 Jan Sinn Fein loves to smear Catholics who object to them Belfast Telegraph
4 Jan Oliver Letwin’s ‘racist’ comments were nothing of sort Belfast Telegraph
3 Janu Provos used Hume to acquire veneer of respectability Sunday Independent


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