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Terry Wright

‘Unionism must take honest look at itself’

In the light of the recent local council results, there is merit in some unionist representatives and commentators recognising a need to ensure that support for the union is not the sole preserve of what is seen in a binary analysis of society, as one section of a divided community, namely Protestant.

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Ulster Unionist welcome for City Deal

Ulster Unionist welcome for City Deal

The Ulster Unionist councillors on Derry City & Strabane Council have welcomed a major funding boost for the North West which will deliver £105 million and assist with much needed economic growth in the region.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein vice president Michelle O'Neill in Londonderry following the shooting of journalist Lyra McKee. Photo Colm Lenaghan / Pacemaker Press

Fear and loathing for the so-called ‘New’ IRA

This week I had a brief conversation with a friend of mine from Belfast, who now lives in the United States. We discussed, among other things, the so-called, ‘New’ Irish Republican Army (IRA) and its murder of Irish journalist, Lyra McKee, 29 years old, on Thursday, April 18. Both of us expressed ‘fear and loathing’, and just outright outrage about the New IRA and its renewed violence. After all, the ‘Good Friday Agreement’ for peace in Northern Ireland was signed almost exactly twenty-one years ago, finally ending ‘The Troubles’, which cost nearly 3,500 lives.

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