In August 1969, in the aftermath of the Apprentice Boys march in Derry, widespread civil disorder blazed across the North. In Belfast, the situation rapidly escalated into crisis proportions as loyalist mobs began invading nationalist areas in the we
Top political prize of the week must go to the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland. It has managed to find a policy decision which has brought the DUP and Sinn Fe¤ in together in solidarity and unified opposition.
In the mid-1960s, the Harold Macmillan Conservative government in Britain suddenly collapsed in the aftermath of the Profumo/Christine Keeler sex scandal.
It has been fascinating to watch the ‘‘new age’’, as opposed to ‘‘stone age’’, DUP tip-toe politely around the funeral of Michael McIlveen.
Saturday, May 6, was probably the most important day for Fine Gael since the last election.
Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair must have the patience of Job. As the political Rubik’s cube that is the attempt to turn the North into a power-sharing democracy continues to revolve unsolved (entering a ninth year since the Good Friday Agreement), the w
From the outset, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has said its bottom line is that the redevelopment of Lansdowne Road must provide a secure financial future for the professional era in Irish rugby.
The public commentary ever since Bertie Ahern announced the revival of the 1916 memorial parade has been fascinating.
I suspect I am not the only Irish citizen who found President Mary McAleese’s performance in Saudi Arabia last week bizarre.