Category Archives: British-Irish relations

British-Irish friendship and the marginalisation of Unionism

The big international news story about Northern Ireland this week – the first for many years – is Gerry Adams’ arrest and questioning in connection with the Jean McConville murder case. I have just returned from nine days abroad so … Continue reading

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While Britain and Europe’s tectonic plates move, we argue about Orangemen and Ardoyne

What is the strategic issue causing senior people in the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs to lose their sleep these nights?  In the week that Michael D. Higgins pays the first ever state visit by an Irish President to Britain, … Continue reading

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