Water is not free

It is unreasonable to demand an unsustainable level of public services without paying for it. The water protests are a perfect example of this immaturity.

Over the last few months we have seen massive public indignation over the introduction of the water charge. Although it has subdued since it zenith, protests still go on coupled with promises of non-payment.

The idea that water is free …


Trading justice for peace

Achieving lasting peace in Northern Ireland does not come without costs, particularly when it comes to the values we hold.

comment1Tony Blair told Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee last month that without the letters sent to so called ‘On The Runs’ (OTRs) the peace process may have failed. This is a crucial insight into the decision making of a …


Northern Ireland: time to start governing

It is time for politicians in the North to be held to the same standards we normally hold public representatives to.

comment1Flags, parading and now the budget. This is a list of the ongoing crises that have been the hallmark of devolution in Northern Ireland since 1998. Up until now the people of Northern Ireland have accepted this as better than