Thursday 8 December 2016

Beware the back-seat drivers of Fianna Fail

Published 24/01/2016 | 02:30

Illustration by Jim Cogan
Illustration by Jim Cogan

Last week, Heather Humphreys, the Irish Republic's Minister for Art, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, revealed that her grandfather, Robert Stewart, had signed the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant.

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Humphreys's speech was a watershed marking the maturity of the modern Irish Republic for two reasons.

First, because no fuss followed a revelation that a few years ago would have led to nationalist ructions.

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