WHERE the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea sits the mock gothic splendour of the Slieve Donard Hotel – the setting for Daniel Craig and Toni Collette’s adventure into repressed sexual longing in the film Hotel Splendide – and yesterday home to the rather less exciting British-Irish parliamentary forum.
Sat, 09 Oct, 2010
THE North was in a virtual political vacuum throughout 1977, as there was no single recognised political leader within either the Nationalist or Unionist communities. The Dublin government had a twin policy designed primarily to ensure the British protected the rights of the minority in the North and encouraged agreement on a power-sharing basis.
Fri, 28 Dec, 2007
ON September 26, 1974 there was embarrassment in Government circles when the contents of a memorandum prepared by Conor Cruise O’Brien for the Administrative Council of the Labour Party was leaked. It was an assessment predicting the distinct possibility of civil war.
Wed, 03 Jan, 2007