Monthly Archives: December 2022

Why Micheál Martin’s speech was inspirational and why the Shared Island initiative matters

Nobody would ever accuse the former Taoiseach, Micheál Martin (now Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs), of being an inspirational public speaker. But listening to his speech at the big Shared Island event in Dublin Castle earlier this month, I … Continue reading

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Ulster loyalism feeling abandoned, betrayed and in perpetual crisis

Ulster loyalism is in crisis – but then when in recent years has it not been in crisis? Opinion in working class and rural areas has hardened against the Northern Ireland Protocol, which has given DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson … Continue reading

Posted in General, Northern Ireland, Protestantism, unionism and loyalism | 3 Comments