Tuesday 24 January 2017

Ian O'Doherty: Blasphemy in our court and God in our schools. State of the nation 2014

Published 29/01/2014 | 02:30

Shock and awe: The cast of the Reduced Shakespeare Company
Shock and awe: The cast of the Reduced Shakespeare Company

I spent 20 years in Northern Ireland once. Well, it was one night – it just felt that long.

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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.

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