Where are Bono's voters now?
The night before the vote U2 appeared on stage at Belfast's Waterfront Hall, flanked by David Trimble and John Hume. Among those invited were sixth-form students from my school, who now in their mid to late 30s, are statistically just as likely to stay ...
Shore up the dam of the past or it may fracture again
It was Craig (along with Faulkner and other UUP figures), much more so than Paisley, who was responsible for weakening O'Neill's position and platform and fuelling the discontent being expressed by the likes of John Hume, Gerry Fitt, Austin Currie and ...
Message of hope emerged from history's darkest days
I recall reading recollections from people who lived in Dublin on Easter Monday 1916. Most were disbelieving that anyone would be mad-hat enough to occupy the General Post Office in O'Connell Street — never mind attempt to stage a full-scale rebellion.
The appointment of killer Mary McArdle is a step too far
The agony of Ann Travers is heart-rending. Her recollections of how her father Tom was shot six times and her sister Mary was murdered by the IRA as they left Sunday Mass in 1984 are harrowing in the extreme.