Too Much Memory: A Beginner's Guide to the Irish Question

Catholic nationalists say they want union with the Republic of Ireland. But do they really?

Issue: Winter 1997-1998

When I arrived in Northern Ireland last July 1, among other reasons
to observe the local "marching season", I bought the Belfast News
Letter and the London Times. The former devoted sixteen of its
thirty-two pages to the pending crisis over the Drumcree Orange
"march" and the threat of local Catholic nationalists to protest by
putting women and children in its path (with, according to this
Protestant newspaper, IRA agitators operating behind this cowardly
cover). The Times on the other hand devoted not a single word to the
march in all fifty-six of its pages (not including the computer
advertising supplement).

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