‘Republicans have done a unionism’ argues Brian Spencer

We’re all unionists now. Being a member of a group of nations that pools power and decision-making is all the vogue. For unionists, having a partition between east and west is abominable as partition between north and south, and between Ireland and Europe is, for nationalists. Being Irish and British, British and Irish is, for…

The growth of Sinn Féin & subversive forces – by Colm Dore

    As Sinn Féin grows in popularity in the South, a subversive element is increasingly revealed, but not one that SF’s detractors have in mind. In the wake of the local and European elections, Colm Keena, in ‘The Irish Times’ (June 11th), warns that it is ‘a great risk’ to believe Gerry Adams’s ‘stated allegiance…

Sinn Fein’s Mitchel McLaughlin warns Governments – ‘Political crisis’ is possible over “reckless behaviour of mainstream Unionist parties”

    I was reflecting on the stalled Haass proposals and the stark warning he issued during evidence to the US Congressional subcommittee of foreign relations. Dr Haass told the hearing that without further progress, division and alienation would increase and the North would no longer be held up as an example of peace-building. Equality…

“Billy don’t be a hero”

    What we are now witnessing on the streets of Egypt could happen here. Sky cameraman Mick Deane (pictured below) died yesterday when he was hit with gunfire in Cairo. I had my own brush with danger as a reporter during my time covering the Troubles here. Yesterday forty-four years ago the British army…

Quiet remembering – without the parade

    (You can follow Brian Rowan on Twitter by clicking here) An old saying comes to mind – that we’re all different. We all have our own ways of doing and not doing things – including our different ways of remembering and trying not to forget. One of my sisters died a few years ago…