Monthly Archives: February 2023

The new GAA president is that rare thing: an anti-sectarian Ulsterman

I am going to stray into the unfamiliar territory of the Gaelic Athletic Association for this blog. As a sports-mad half-Irish boy growing up in London, my games were football (soccer in Ireland) and rugby (although I was occasionally seen … Continue reading

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In this still deeply divided country, should we be talking about confederation?

The former T├ínaiste and Progressive Democrat leader, Michael McDowell, has been writing recently about confederation.1 I may not often agree with his views on social and economic issues, but I have always found his political analysis of the North to … Continue reading

Posted in General, Irish reunification, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland | 3 Comments