Mark 50 years of the civil rights movement by facing realities – By Gerard McDonald

    2018 marks the 50th centenary of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland, and like most rights movements in history the demands were based upon evidence of unfair treatment. In Northern Ireland the evidence was the unfair allocation of housing against catholic families, the gerrymandering which saw councils with nationalist majority populations dominated…

GROUNDHOG YEAR – By Brian Rowan

  Play the political record from last year and no one would notice any difference. The two-party talks continue at Stormont. Any description of all-party negotiations is to put it bluntly – ‘bolloxology’. Today was meant to be a different day. There may have been more people in the room for around an hour on…

Chief Constable George Hamilton says perpetrators of criminality in Loyalism should be ‘called out’ – By Brian Rowan

    On the Shankill Road on Thursday evening Chief Constable George Hamilton challenged loyalists. The church hall at St Michael’s was packed for this 4 Corners Festival event organised alongside the Greater Shankill Partnership. Among the audience were senior figures in the UVF, UDA and Red Hand Commando; and, in this, the year of…