Edel McClean pays tribute to Seamus Heaney (1939-2013) whose death, according to his fellow poet, Don Paterson, ‘seems to have left a breach in the language itself’.
After David Cameron issued an apology on behalf of the Government following the report in 2010 of the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday, Brian Lennon SJ looked at the responses to this apology and at the light it sheds on recent British history. What lessons can and must be learned from the ‘unjustified and unjustifiable’ events of 1972?
When Ian Paisley stepped down in 2008 as First Minister of the devolved government in Northern Ireland, having spent more than forty years as the most prominent and vocal opponent of power-sharing, Irish Jesuit, Brian Lennon, assessed how far Dr Paisley had travelled and why he had done so.
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