Maurice Neill

Maurice's Blogs

The paradox of power in the north

THE Northern Ireland Assembly elections revealed nationalism has unified around Sinn Féin and unionism is hopelessly divided. The big winner...

Time warp at O’Neill’s crossroads

THE people of Northern Ireland go to the polls on May 5 in what is widely seen as the most...

Potter’s visionary eye

FRED Potter, editor of the Skibbereen Eagle in 1898, penned Ireland’s most famous comment on Russian territorial ambitions. “The Eagle...

The old Orange card

NORTHERN Ireland’s power-sharing Government, created by the Good Friday Agreement, has collapsed for the third time in its 24 year...

A coming of age for the arts

KEN Branagh’s motion picture Belfast, released in the UK on January 21, won Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes and...

A glass of cheer for the grim New Year

IT is a tradition on this island, even in these grim times, to raise a glass of cheer with friends...

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