Ian O'Doherty: Blasphemy in our court and God in our schools. State of the nation 2014
Published 29/01/2014 | 02:30
I spent 20 years in Northern Ireland once. Well, it was one night – it just felt that long.
Don't get me wrong, I like Belfast and the Antrim coastline is among the most beautiful in the world, but on this occasion, a booking error meant I found myself bunking down in a staunchly Loyalist part of the city.
The woman who ran the B&B was as icily polite as she could manage when she discovered a Taig at her door and I thought about this stoic daughter of Planters when I saw a play had been banned in Norn Iron because it was, apparently, blasphemous.