Tag Archives: Conflict Resolution

“What We Need Is A Great Big Melting Pot”

….”big enough to hold the world and all its got. Keep it stirring for a hundred years or more. Turn out coffee coloured people by the score” Perhaps I am not the only person here who was a 17 year … Continue reading

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Confidence Building Measures For Nationalists

If you were the last German soldier to be mortally wounded in Berlin in April 1945, you might think it wasnt worthwhile. Conversely if you were the last Russian soldier to be mortally wounded, you might think it was at … Continue reading

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The Belfast Blitz 1941

in 1941, Belfast was bombed by th German Luftwaffe. During four nights of bombing, up to 950 Belfast civilians were killed. The city was inadequately defended and the infrastructure and emergency planning was woeful. My Uncle Jackie often talked about … Continue reading

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Jefferson Davis Presidential Library

Interesting postcard received from a friend in United States of America. Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States of America. The Presidential Library is located in Biloxi, Mississippi. It is situated in eighty-two acres and was rebuilt following damage … Continue reading

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Who Do I Think I Am…Part Two (Maternal Side)

For generations…centuries even…. Irish families have lived along either side of invisible county borders….Sligo/Mayo, Armagh/Down, Meath/Dublin. Necessarily each one of the thirty two counties has a border with at least one other county. These lines never split families and family … Continue reading

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Tales Around The Fireside

We lived in West Belfast. My father worked in the Grosvenor Road area. One day he brought me into a street called Burnaby Street near Distillery Football Club. And he told me that he used to live there. Back in … Continue reading

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Pre-Conflict, Conflict and Post-Conflict

As I have said before, there are only three stages to the Irish (now Northern) “Problem”. There is Pre-Conflict, Conflict and Post Conflict. In terms of a “Problem”….Ireland has always been “A Problem” for England and England has always been … Continue reading

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