Tag Archives: Ulster

A Broad Church too far?

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-should-visit-graves-of-british-soldiers-killed-in-1916-says-ex-tory-mp-1.2169232 Last week I wrote about the ‘bandwagoneering’ of the Easter Rising. This week’s blog is in a similar vein. The Commanding Officer of the Sherwood Forresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), some of the soldiers who helped suppress the Rising, … Continue reading

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Israeli plaque removed after attacks

  Israeli plaque removed after attacks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-28766816   Belfast is a funny city.   I mean in 90% of Northern Ireland (and by extension, Ulster), the Orange Order organises reasonably decent commemorative events for Loyal men and women to commemorate … Continue reading

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Rising Anger

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/centenary-will-breathe-life-into-old-rising-myths-30263185.html   There is an unspoken hatred among historians, especially military historians and that is the myth! Mythology in Irish life is a fantastic and wonderful thing; it has shaped our existence, our cultural history and even influenced how we … Continue reading

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The Long, Dirty War

Following on from last week’s post about the vandalism of graves of former servicemen in Ulster, this week’s article looks at remembrance of a different shade and how after a generation justice is still elusive to the dead. In December, … Continue reading

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A Grave Injustice

Last week a number of graves belonging to First World War veterans were damaged in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The motive for the attack is being ascribed to mere thuggish vandalism. But perhaps the answer is somewhat more disturbing. The attack … Continue reading

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‘The Irish Are Delusional’: British Cabinet Papers & Anglo-Irish Treaty

  In the Republic of Ireland there is a school of thought that quite often prevails in some circles; namely, that Michael Collins ‘sold-out’ the Republic and accepted the Irish Free State. The thinking continues that this in turn led … Continue reading

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