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…

We Need To Talk About Sectarianism, Again – By Roy Fisher

    The sectarian displacement of four families from Cantrell Close has rightly been given significant attention by politicians and the media. While the condemnation of intimidation, along with support for the families, is to be expected and welcomed, the discussion around it has presented various examples of bias. I’ve previously conducted academically accredited research,…

Roy Fisher and the Gerry Kelly flyer

A letter written to the editor of the Observer in 1891 read: “Sir,– It has been wittily remarked that there are three kinds of falsehood: the first is a ‘fib,’ the second is a downright lie, and the third and most aggravated is statistics.” The statistics used on Gerry Kelly’s election flyer in North Belfast…