“I feel grand”

At least Deputy First Minister Martin Mc Guinness MLA, probably using the local idiom to explain that he was feeling fine rather than the dictionary meaning of feeling majestic – although who knows – did not accompany his reply with a royal wave when answering the question put to him by Joanne Dobson MLA. In…

Remembering and learning at the same time

I found it by accident. My great aunt didn’t speak in much detail of her two brothers who were both dead except to say that they were soldiers who had died during World War One. In fact this was not quite right. One brother, Thomas, a sergeant in the Inniskilling Fusiliers died in action on…

‘Remembering’ – By Terry Wright

  ‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.’ I am happy to wear a Poppy. I do so for personal reasons. Growing up and discovering campaign…

Is Unionism incapable of learning? – by Terry Wright

  To look for meaning in difficulties has never been strong within unionism. To focus blindly on what has happened rather than the opportunities presented by what has happened, is not a ready recognisable trait. These are weakness laid bare yet again. They are not the only failings. In a recent interview when asked by…