Sunday, October 13, 2019
I GAVE a talk to a London audience recently on the subject of Ireland, the UK and the EU. In my remarks, I explained the positive impact four decades of EU membership has had on Ireland’s relations with our...
UNIONISM has lost its Stormont majority. Founded almost 100 years ago, the Stormont of Carson and Craig is no longer a ‘Protestant Parliament for a Protestant People.’ While the Democratic Unionist Party remains the largest party, the Northern Ireland...
THE turn of the year is naturally a time to take stock and to look back over the highs and lows of the past 12 months. There are few years in recent history that have given us as many...
MARTIN McGuinness is rarely out of the news. To some he is a patriot of deep faith, to others a blood-thirsty murderer. As his political career draws to a close it is time to examine the man and his...
The links between Scotland and Ireland stretch back to time immemorial, but while many cultural links in many spheres have been formalised, those whose passion lies in the literary world may sometimes have felt that the interactions between the...
Jimmy Fallon WHILE recent economic indicators in Ireland and Dublin have been vastly positive, there is little doubt that the property market is again struggling to keep pace with demand and the result is a shortage of houses for first-time...
Stephen Colbert BREXIT is to blame for the increase in racist sentiment in the UK according to the United Nations. Professor Tendayi Achiume spoke of a Brexit-related growth in ‘explicit racial, ethnic and religious intolerance,’ views that have become part...
Jane McCulloch HAVING arrived in Scotland to take up post as Consul General of Ireland in July, I have had a busy and exciting time delving into and exploring the many links between Scotland and Ireland. These links, old and...
In an extensive investigation into the issue of Orange Walks in Glasgow, David Leask of The Herald spoke with a range of figures who offered their perspectives on a subject which gained greater scrutiny than it ever has in...
CARA WYNNE shines a troubling light on the current situation in the emergency departments of Irish hospitals   IN April 2018 my dad, Tom, died on a trolley in a corridor in the emergency department (ED) of University Hospital Limerick (UHL). He...
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