Thursday December 12, 2019

Crisis in the North: DUP still marches to the same old drum

The scrapping of a small grant to an Irish language course may have had more significance in stoking the crisis than the renewable energy scheme debacle

15th January, 2017

Infamously, the only piece of legislation the northern nationalist parties succeeded in passing in the 51 years of the old Stormont parliament was an amendment to the 1937 Protection of Wild Birds Act.

Just before he died, Eddie McAteer, the last leader of the then Nationalist Party, told me in an interview that the worst part about attending the old parliament was the moment when one of his party stood up to speak. Even when it was...

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