Azerbaijan Year 1918

The Year of 1918 was a very significant one for the Azeri people, one that is being marked in a series of centenary commemorations presently being held in Azerbaijan, the state that came out the events of that year. In March of 1918 the Azerbaijanis in Baku were the victims of a substantial massacre by […]

GFA RIP?

Is the Good Friday Agreement dead? It has certainly been successfully nullified by the DUP at Westminster. When the Agreement was signed 20 years ago there were two unionist responses to it. The then majority of unionists represented by the Ulster Unionist Party of David Trimble reluctantly signed up to it and attempted to obstruct […]

Brexit And Northern Ireland

Editorial, Irish Political Review, March 18 The strange British device called Northern Ireland was based on an antagonism of two stable populations with fixed ideas, which we described fifty years ago as two nations. One of those populations ruled the other in local Six County affairs then, while the basic services of state were laid […]

Brexit and the war of the worlds

Editorial from The Irish Political Review December 2018: The 26 County Government says it will not tolerate the restoration of a Border between the part of the island which it governs and the Six Counties in the North which are part of the British state. It means that it will not tolerate a Customs barrier. […]

‘Northern Ireland’ and Democracy

Editorial from Irish Political Review November 2017: Brexit seems to be going ahead, but there is no Northern Ireland Government to tend to Northern Ireland interests in the process of it. The two Governments are worried by this and they are urging Northern Ireland to get a Government so that it can tend to the […]

The Reformation

‘The Reformation In Ireland’ is the editorial in Church and State Autumn 2017: On the 500th anniversary of Luther’s attack on mainstream European Christianity, the Irish Times asked: “at the risk of being parochial…: why did the Reformation fail in Ireland?” There is of course no risk of the Irish Times becoming parochial—not Irish parochial at […]