Author Jude Collins

Meeting between the Taoiseach and the Church Leaders Group (Ireland)

The following statement was published by the Government Press Office: The Taoiseach today met with all-island Christian Church Leaders: Most Rev Eamon Martin, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh & Primate of all Ireland  Most Rev John McDowell, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh & Primate of all Ireland Rt Rev Dr David Bruce, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian […]

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Fighting the Shadows – by Michael Lagan

                  Is it just me or do we hear a lot more about Loyalist and Protestant victims of the Troubles in the media than Nationalist or Catholic victims, unless it’s an incredibly high-profile case?  There always seems to be spokesperson on the radio or in the papers, online or physical, “speaking on behalf” of Loyalist […]

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Ní neart go cur le chéile – by Michael Lagan

There was, once upon a time, a sense among the political elite in the South that the reunification of Ireland was a notion accredited to Sinn Fein alone.  To an extent, initially they may have been right as Sinn Fein have never once shied away from the fact their end goal was the reunification of […]

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The good Lord Ken Maginnis and his letter to the IT

This morning The Irish Times finds room for a very long letter from Ken Maginnis, aka Lord Maginnis of Drumglass. In it he laments the state of politics in our NE stateen.  “They [the public] want our leaders to behave like responsible adults and not petulant youngsters…Angry words, whether they are over the Northern Ireland […]

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Kathy and Michael pull on their bovver boots

The Irish Times’s Kathy Sheridan is not one bit happy with Sinn Féin this morning (someone get smelling salts for Virginia, please).   Sinn Féin, she says, is collating information about voters in the South. Worse still, they’re allowing that information to be placed in a US-hosted domain. Some of its Facebook accounts are managed from […]

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Two letters the IT aborted before birth

Thurs 8 April 2021 Sir,  In his letter to your paper (‘United Ireland?’ 8 April 2021), Noel McDermott states  “The test for whether or not a united Ireland is possible must be that the various communities of Northern Ireland can co-exist together without rancour”.   Article 1.1 of the Good Friday Agreement states that both governments […]

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Cornered and Broken – by Michael Lagan

I The DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson was on RTÉ the other night explaining that the British Government must do more on issue of the NI Protocol and that the Unionist people of the North felt betrayed by Boris Johnson.  Yes, those “plain speaking” people of Ulster, as referred to in Jeffrey’s tribute to the Duke of […]

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