Wednesday 18 January 2017

Out, out, out: the deportations list

Published 27/12/2015 | 02:30

OUR BOYS: Enda Kenny at Camp Ziouani, Golan Heights, visiting Irish peacekeeping troops at Christmas. Photo: Mark Condren
OUR BOYS: Enda Kenny at Camp Ziouani, Golan Heights, visiting Irish peacekeeping troops at Christmas. Photo: Mark Condren
ON THE LIST: Alan Kelly. Photo: Gerry Mooney
ON THE LIST: Michael Lowry. Photo: Gerry Mooney
ON THE LIST: Pat Smith. Photo: Finbarr O'Rourke
ON THE LIST: Hugh McElvaney. Photo: Tom Conachy

We should now consider how Ireland could be improved by intelligent culling, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards

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It's the time of year when I try to make our island a better place by nominating people for deportation. Having a democratic cast of mind, I consult friends and foes in real life and on Twitter and Facebook.

What became clear this year was how increasingly intellectually partitionist is Ireland, for many of the suggestions for Northern Ireland would mean nothing south of the Border and vice versa.

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