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Foster may regret act of cultural barbarism

Accepting the right to an Irish identity in the North would only enhance the prospect of successful devolution

12th February, 2017

I was lucky in having a very distinguished Irish teacher, the late Sean O’Boyle. He was not only an Irish scholar but also an important collector of traditional and Ulster folk music.

One afternoon in class in Armagh, he recalled a seminal moment in his life. It occurred on a winter’s evening in December 1925, the day the Irish and British governments signed an addition to the 1922 Treaty known as the Anglo-Irish...

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