A Paisley urges DUP to “put more of a distance” between it and the Government – By Kyle Paisley

When the House of Commons voted yesterday to legislate for gay marriage and British-style abortion for Northern Ireland, it proved that anything can happen to the province during a prolonged absence of an Assembly.  Issues that were once described as “devolved matters” are no longer so. I believe that those who governed Northern Ireland so…

Methodist minister Harold Good urges Protestants to join actor James Nesbitt in looking at future of NI through a new lens

I greatly appreciate his recognition of the positive that already exists and totally endorse all that he has said about the urgent need for leadership at every level of political and civic society if we are not to lose that which has already been achieved. As others have rightly pointed out, there are realities regarding…

A few meaningful words from actor James Nesbitt on future of NI are more thought provoking than two months of Stormont talks – By Brian Rowan

There is a picture emerging in a jigsaw of commentary about the politics of this place; a commentary that is much more significant and relevant than the farce that passes for and pretends to be a negotiation on Stormont’s hill. Just look at how twitter came alive to the thinking and words of actor Jimmy…

STORMONT TALKS: DECISION TIME – By Brian Rowan

  When the party leaders and governments meet in roundtable session on Monday, it will be close to decision time; what to do with this negotiation in the here and now? They are now talking to a consolidated document; a summary or compilation of facilitators’ papers from the various working strands of these talks. The trenches…

The ‘Sindo’ and Themselves Alone– By Patricia MacBride

Dr Ciara Kelly’s article in the Sunday Independent on 16th June: “Don’t let the old Diaspora shape our Ireland” starts from the premise that “our Ireland” is constructed entirely of Irish-born citizens resident in the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland. The Sindo’s article is certainly brimming with  a sense of birthright, but only the birthright…