Can all animals be equal, while the more equal are blinkered? – By Roy Fisher

In recent months there have been three letters sent to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar regarding the rights of citizens in the north/Northern Ireland. The first two were from “civic nationalism”, the third from “civic unionism, pluralism and other identities”. These letters have been widely reported, and have provoked commentary on our airwaves and online. I first learned…

Frustration – By Clare Bailey

  I did not want to be elected for the money. There are very few people in the world who can set their own salaries and elected representatives are not those people. Other bodies are set up to have that responsibility and rightly so. Currently the power to decide on MLAs’ pay, rests with the…

What’s Next? – by Colum Eastwood

  The writing is on the wall for any hope of an agreement between the DUP and Sinn Féin. Until now the 14 month long process had seen the insertion of soft commas following previous breakdowns – this process has now witnessed a hard full stop. Even the casual observer knows that deals are rarely done when all available energy is being…