Tag: peace

Peace should never be taken for granted

No Deal Doesn’t Mean a Clean Break Last Saturday, Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), brought a stark message  about Brexit to the crowded Factory Room in Belfast’s Metropolitan Arts Centre – the MAC. ‘No deal doesn’t mean a clean break.  It’s not as if it’s going to be a short,…

Sin miedo, ni odio – no fear, no hate

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Just before yesterday’s murderous and callous attack on Las Ramblas in Barcelona, my daughter had stopped there for coffee.  She was preparing to say farewell to Barcelona, her home all summer since, like so many young Irish people, she had moved there in May for the summer. It was her last day. She had intended…