‘You’ve got to accentuate the positive eliminate the negative’ (with apologies to Johnny Mercer)

    The pomp and circumstance of the Irish Presidential visit to the United Kingdom has paled into memory. The carefully choreographed receptions, visits and content speeches in various locations made for comfortable viewing. The headline-grabbing attendance of the Deputy First Minister who paid due and courteous deference to the Monarch in her home has…

Why I wear a poppy – by Alex. Kane

    My earliest memory of Remembrance Sunday is of trooping out from Sunday School to stand around the Cenotaph in Armagh and then shivering with cold while very old people, wrapped in black and with what looked like Christmas tree trinkets pinned to their coats, laid red wreaths and wiped reddened eyes. Later, along…