Irish Northerners and Southerners

This interesting article  examines Southern Attitudes to Northern Nationalism/Republicanism. This is a theme we have glanced at recently, as we considered the legacy of the Easter Rising, particularly with regards to President Higgins’ decision not to attend a Belfast City Council Civic Dinner to commemorate the Rising – because the Unionists/Loyalists weren’t going.


My mother is from Connacht; it’s in the west of Ireland, but we from the north generally call that “down south”. My father is from Tyrone, which is north of the Irish border. I my…

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