Most Britons know too little about Northern Ireland's politics to fathom why a murder could bring the arrangement that has
Nobody Knew How Welfare Reform Was Resolved, Now Nobody Knows How It's Unravelling in Northern Ireland
The Stormont House Agreement materialised on December 23 2015. It was Haass 2.0 striding deep in extra time. The crowd, the
The Union Has Changed, But Northern Ireland Remains Unchanged as the Pork-Barrel Sectarian Principality
The Union abides. Change is afoot, utterly. Scotland gets more power. England evolves. Wales will do its thing. Change is afoot - Except in Northern Ireland.
We're left with a leader that is devoid of leadership capacity, lumbered with the charisma of a damp rag, the vision of a mole and all the on-camera tact of a 14 year old pubescent man-child. A sepulchral sod. Goodness knows the manner off-camera. So let me say it again, it's the man, not the House, who's no longer fit for purpose.
The relaxing hammock bear of news Nobody likes to admit they're wrong, but whether it's a team of footballers' passport numbers
The UK's sole China-born parliamentarian is to quit at the next election because of the intimidation and abuse she receives
The First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson has said he would not trust Muslims "devoted to Sharia law" and appeared
A son of IRA murder victim Jean McConville has said Gerry Adams threatened him with a "backlash" if he released the names
Northern Ireland needs to enter the British consciousness. We especially need the Irish diaspora, unionist and nationalist, to feed into the process. At present it's just a troublesome cousin. But we're more than that. We're not just a troublesome side issue.
A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Adults of Northern Ireland From Wrecking Things for the Children
We're stuck in some sort of sick, brutal and dispiriting Cold War stalemate; Paralyzed by mutual recrimination and mistrust and under a constant threat of extra-political exchange. Contrary to what James Joyce said, we're still an "outcast from life's feast."