Posts Tagged ‘Ian Paisley’

In Memoriam: Ian Paisley

The North’s Dark Star Became a Prince of Peace in a lifelong journey from firebrand to peacemaker. I was at the Battle of the Boyne site in Oldbridge, County Meath, 30 miles from Dublin in May 2007 when Ian Paisley as the First Minister of Northern Ireland made a visit at the invitation of then IrishRead more..

Reid Takes Over as
Northern Secretary

The departure of Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson in late January caused few tears in Ireland. Mandelson, whose tenure in the North was supposed to restart his political career, left under a cloud. He was pulled from the job by British Prime Minister Tony Blair over alleged involvement in a passport scandal. It was theRead more..