There is a conception I have often come across in my life that the provisional IRA were an equal evil to the British security forces and Unionist paramilitaries. Although I generally agree, that narrative often omits a fact evident from partition; nationalists in Northern Ireland were treated as second-class citizens for decades in a way… Read More What is the legacy of Bloody Sunday for those of us who do not remember it?
When the authoritarian powers of the East look West, what do they see? Does Russia see a unified European and American alliance acting and speaking in unison, ready to combat an assault on a modern, democratic Ukraine which seeks to immerse itself in NATO and the European Union? Is the European Union, which is now… Read More North Atlantic’s love affair with isolationism must end
Throughout this pandemic the Irish people have done their bit. That does not mean people were perfect in following every single restriction. It does not mean that they did not get tired of what has seemed an endless struggle against an endlessly frustrating virus. What it does mean is that the vast majority of people… Read More We cannot allow the 8% to paralyse our nation￼
Brexit Britain is here, in all of its flag waving, sloganeering glory. Unfortunately for Boris Johnson and his subjects, his frigid winter of discontent is rapidly descending upon a nation whose economy, public infrastructure and world standing is scarcely recognisable compared to the early 2000s. In a rare diplomatic victory for Boris Johnson last month,… Read More Long winter of Brexit discontent looms
As we approach the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on The United States, the Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan. The images of the Kabul airlift will remain the defining representation of the NATO defeat. For the second time in 20 years; The West has humiliated itself in The Middle East. Many in America and… Read More Afghanistan: This is what losing looks like