The Olivia O'Leary column‘Is it possible that the abortion issue might be the one that breaks the tribal lines in the North?’

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Nobody knows more than the fella in the pub. The combined knowledge of a dozen university departments are as nothing when compared with the profound wisdom of the fella in the pub. The same fella knew more about having babies, about classical music, about politics than any of us who might claim some expertise in the area. Indeed, my husband, wandering in …

Olivia O'Leary on John Redmond and Brexit‘The price paid for Partition is being brought home even more sharply today.’

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The SDLP leader, John Hume, didn’t much like being an MP in the House of Commons. He said he realised early on that his most useful political work would be done on other stages in the United States or even in the European Parliament. He said he used to see the bust of the Irish Parliamentary Party leader, John Redmond outside The Strangers’ Bar …