Archive of articles published in 2017

31 Dec Out, out, out! Time to purge! Let the deportations begin Sunday Independent
18 Dec The issue of the border will pale in comparison to the fraught abortion debate in the republic Belfast Telegraph
17 Dec These Sinn Fein proxies do not deserve respect Sunday Independent
11 Dec The trouble with closed minds is that they make for very dull, meaningless conversations Belfast Telegraph
4 Dec By stoking fear over return to a hard border, Gerry Adams is exploiting the Brexit issue Belfast Telegraph
30 Nov A divided Ireland is providing fertile ground for grievance-mongers Reaction
27 Nov Gerry Adams’s hate campaign against the Protestants of Ulster shows no sign of slowing Belfast Telegraph
26 Nov Abandon hope: Ballymurphy republicans never really retire Sunday Independent
24 Nov A shared history means Britain and Ireland remain intertwined The Telegraph
20 Nov Don’t set your hopes too high … despite the hype, Adams hasn’t gone away, you know Belfast Telegraph
20 Nov This vain, poisonous liar says he’s quitting… if only it was true: RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS says Gerry Adams will continue to influence Sinn Fein even if he does step down Daily Mail
12 Nov Compensation culture in jails shows how easy it is to exploit our rights-based and unequal system Belfast Telegraph
12 Nov How true patriots kept free speech alive in Ireland Sunday Independent
10 Nov I detect the bullying hand of the EU in Ireland’s surprise Brexit ultimatum. It must be rejected The Telegraph
6 Nove Republicanism must learn from statesman who realised consent was only road to a united Ireland Belfast Telegraph
30 Oct Second passport doesn’t have to mean a change in your national identity Belfast Telegraph
29 Oct An articulate, intelligent war hero takes on republicans Sunday Independent
23 Oct Belfast Agreement clear on Irish unity, but that’s no reason for unionism to worry Belfast Telegraph
16 Oct Virtue signallers like Clinton and Weinstein have always treated ‘little people’ with contempt Belfast Telegraph
15 Oct Martin has got Bertie on the ropes Sunday Independent
8 Oct When it comes to Catalonia, nationalists want partition and unionists want unity Belfast Telegraph
3 Oct There’s an art to exposing your opponents as hate-filled ideologues, and Jacob Rees-Mogg has mastered it The Telegraph
2 Oct Jim McDowell is a journalist who has led from the front to expose NI’s gangsters and low-lifes Belfast Telegraph
1 Oct Defenders of democracy must now unit against extremes of Sinn Fein Sunday Independent
25 Sept Totalitarian Sinn Fein riven by dissent as councillors in south exit amid bullying claims Belfast Telegraph
18 Sept Youth needs to have some life experience before it is ready to elect politicians Belfast Telegraph
17 Sept ‘Face the facts: jihadis are here and they want to wipe out infidels…’ Sunday Independent
11 Sept Under Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein amounts to a malignant growth on the whole island Belfast Telegraph
4 Sept How republican propagandists tried and failed to discredit the legacy of Sean O’Callaghan Belfast Telegraph
3 Sept Tom Oliver lived for his family and was murdered for the IRA Sunday Independent
28 Aug How my dear friend Sean O’Callaghan showed the true meaning of redemption Belfast Telegraph
27 Aug My friend Sean: a patriot who turned from terror to become an inspiration Sunday Independent
21 Aug When it comes to Brexit, the EU establishment is obsessed with its own self-interest Belfast Telegraph
20 Aug Irish politicians should avoid the united Ireland cul-de-sac Sunday Independent
14 Aug The liberal authoritarians manipulating social media in order to stifle honest debate Belfast Telegraph
7 Aug Lynch mob may have killed off the career of Kevin Myers Belfast Telegraph
6 Aug You’d wonder about the people who join political parties that tolerate no dissent Sunday Independent
31 July  It is possible to identify as both British and Irish and that is an awkward truth for Sinn Fein Belfast Telegraph
25 July Top Orangeman’s message of respect ignored amid howls of criticism Belfast Telegraph
24 July How politicians both north and south can stop Irish language being a weapon in SF’s arsenal Belfast Telegraph
23 July Policy on the hoof and a dead horse strategy Sunday Independent
17 July It is about time unionists called Sinn Fein’s bluff over its demand for new human rights legistlation Belfast Telegraph
10 July Shame at IRA’s blood-soaked, futile campaign explains Sinn Fein’s desire to rewrite history Belfast Telegraph
9 July The Irish and the Canadians: grievances, guns and socks Sunday Independent
3 July Whatever the cost of keeping royals on the road, taxpayers should be quite happy to pay it Belfast Telegraph
30 June Don’t believe the doom-mongering — the DUP deal will be good for Northern Ireland Prospect Magazine
28 June As any Muppet can tell you, Gerry Adams – it isn’t easy being green Belfast Telegraph
28 June This DUP deal turns the tables on Gerry Adams The Times
26 June Jeremy Corbyn and anti-DUP stripper did fantastic job in livening up my Saturday Belfast Telegraph
25 June Dinosaur chasers betray their guilty consciences over DUP hunt Sunday Independent
19 June Thrown by the election result, Gerry Adams realises he has painted himself into a corner Belfast Telegraph
15 June No, bringing in the DUP will not shatter peace in Northern Ireland. Here’s why… Daily Telegraph
12 June DUP suddently very serious plaers and stakes could hardly be higher Belfast Telegraph
12 June Tough talks won’t faze the leader who survived IRA Daily Mail
11 June How one woman’s misfortune can be another’s opportunity Sunday Independent
5 June If there’s a hung parliament, Gerry Adams will presenthis wish list to Jeremy Corbyn Belfast Telegraph
31 May TAKING THE PEACE Jeremy Corbyn insists his only link to the IRA was as a peacemaker but it’s lies, says Irish historian Ruth Duley Edwards SUN
29 May Hysterical and abusive, how Shinnerbots display their utter contempt for free speech Belfast Telegraph
22 May North and south, Sinn Fein’s horrible attitude has made it the real Nasty Party Belfast Telegraph
21 May If you can’t kill Unionists, traduce and demoralise them Sunday Independent
18 May Jeremy Corbyn’s three decades of comfort and aid to the Provisionals Belfast Telegraph
15 May Brainwashing seems to be an issue with young Irish speakers judging by TV’s The Top Table Belfast Telegraph
8 May Ignore Sinn Fein’s mischief making about a border poll that hardly anyone wants Belfast Telegraph
7 May McDonald had many choices but has walked a murky path Sunday Independent
1 May Final message that leaves us in no doubt about the loyalties of former Deputy First Minister Belfast Telegraph
24 April With Foster embracing the Irish language, chief mourner O’Neill has got some ground to make up Belfast Telegraph
24 April I’m frequently accused of not liking Gerry Adams… and I cannot really deny the charge Belfast Telegraph
23 April Brexit is not going away so we need to just get on with it Sunday Independent
17 April Gerry Adams could learn a lesson in moral courage from the late Bishop Richmond Belfast Telegraph
10 April Alliance styles itself the voice of rerason, but is a leading force of intolerance on City Council Belfast Telegraph
9 April Trojan horse of republicanism can’t hide truth about Troubles Sunday Independent
3 April History tells us the resolute Mr Reiss may be just the man to knock a few heads together at Stormont Belfast Telegraph
1 April The unvarnished truth about women in power Belfast Telegraph
30 Mar Gerry Adams never wastes a crisis Prospect Magazine
27 Mar Ruth Dudley Edwards: McGuinness asked how I’d deal with the Northern Ireland situation: ‘I’d intern you and Adams,’ I said Belfast Telegraph
26 Mar Sinn Fein badly damaged by loss of Martin McGuinness Sunday Independent
23 Mar Will Bill Clinton spare a thought for IRA victims? Belfast Telegraph
21 Mar Behind the smile, Martin McGuinness was a mass murderer with menace inhis eyes – who only turned to peace when he was beaten Daily Mail
20 Mar Thank you for all the laughs, Martina, and for showing us a side Sinn Fein tries to conceal Belfast Telegraph
17 Mar Is the sun settingon power-sharing at Stormont? capX
13 Mar Why is it right for Dublin to take nationalist line but not for London to take a unionist one? Belfast Telegraph
12 Mar Time to call off the lynch mob: the nuns were victims too Sunday Independent
6 Mar Northern Ireland elections: more polarisation Prospect Magazine
6 Mar Unionists need to start acting like patriots rather than nationalists or war will be lost Belfast Telegraph
4 Mar Tribalism wins the day again and it’s all just so depressing Belfast Telegraph
27 Feb Ruth Dudley Edwards: Open letter to Mrs O’Neill — being opposed to republicans does not make one sectartian Belfast Telegraph
26 Feb Former Archbishop of Dublin was a good man forced into the wrong job Sunday Independent
20 Feb Clock is ticking for Taoiseach as controversy surrounding whistleblowing garda deepens Belfast Telegraph
13 Feb Colum Eastwood must change strategy and now adopt a more grown-up attitude to world and local politics Belfast Telegraph
12 Feb Brendan McGahon refused to stop shaming sneaky regarders Sunday Independent
10 Feb Omagh relatives brave example of what to do if justice system fails Belfast Telegraph
6 Feb Nominating McGuinness for a peace prize hasn’t helped his own party to bury the past Belfast Telegraph
30 Jan Jeremy Corbyn has a lengthy track record of defending oppressors, not their victims Belfast Telegraph
29 Jan Edna Kenny’s first duty is to protect our democracy Sunday Independent
23 Jan Arlene Foster, like Margaret Thatcher, has had to combat misogyny in her political career Belfast Telegraph
20 Jan Stop talking rubbish Martin McGuinness and try saying sorry instead Belfast Telegraph
16 Jan Stormont crisis: Northern Ireland is no longer the centre of the universe so forget about looking for help elsewhere Belfast Telegraph
15 Jan Both the DUP and Sinn Fein have angry supporters to placate Sunday Independent
10 Jan Gerry Adams entry into the fray turned row toxic — if McGuinness had been well he would have found a way to some kind of compromise Belfast Telegraph
9 Jan Why Northern Ireland’s fragile power sharing is under threat CNN
9 Jan It’s now time to confront the lies told for years about RUC’s intrepid Special Branch Belfast Telegraph
2 Jan Other than the usual suspects, here are some people we could weel do without in 2017 Belfast Telegraph
1 Jan Grandees require a push if they can’t deport themselves Sunday Independent


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