January, 2014

Reconciliation: are we there yet?

One comment on recent blogs here made a point that has stayed with me. S/he said that Gerry Adams stated in one of his books that national reunification should precede reconciliation, and that John Hume had persuaded him to look at things the other way round: reconciliation needs to precede reunification. There’s something to be […]

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Nice one, Jamie

So now that the jet trails of  Haas and O’Sullivan’s plane have faded across the Atlantic skies, it’s maybe worth asking a simple question – who gained? Or as the lawyers put it, cui bono? Well it wasn’t nationalism or republicanism. Both parties, it’s true to say, were willing to accept Haass’s compromise document; both […]

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