Wednesday October 21, 2020

Easter and the 'Big Sorry'

Sinn Féin is talking about apologies and reconciliation, while republicans are even getting cosy with the concept of living within the union, writes Tom McGurk.

7th April, 2012
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'It's hard to define exactly what is changing, but never before has the North seemed so politically homogenous.'

As ever at Easter, republicans of various shades will gather throughout the country to commemorate 1916.

The speeches have rarely changed down the years, the old orthodoxy seeming undiminished by time. But this year, there is something new and probably unexpected in the Northern year.

On March 5, Declan Kearney, Sinn Féin national chairman, wrote in An Phoblacht: "Republicanism needs to become more intuitive about unionist apprehensions and objections, and sensitised in our response. We need...

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