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Gaelscéal : “Unionist Forum ends attempts to attract Catholics to the Union cause”

Wed 16 January 2013, 5:10pm

Cuireann an Fóram Aontachtach deireadh le hiarrachtaí Caitlicigh a mhealladh chuig cúis an aontais 

Anailís le hAnton Mac Cába

Bhí an céad cruinniú den bhFóram Aontachtach ar siúl Déardaoin seo caite.

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Is léir go bhfuil an Fóram ann le smacht a fháil ar na hagóidí sráide. Tá an Páirt Aontachtach Forásach (PUP) – eite polaitiúil an UVF – istigh ann agus tá faicsean den UVF ciontach as na círéibeacha.

Ina ainneoin sin, tá na círéibeacha ag leanúint leo i mBéal Feirste agus níl aon smacht ag na polaiteoirí Aontachtacha ar an dream ata na sráideanna.

Níl an Ulster People’s Forum mar chuid den Fóram Aontachtach. Deir seo go ndéanann siad ionadaíocht ar na léirsitheoirí ar na sráideanna – cé nach soiléir cé chomh hionadaíoch agus atá orthu sin fiú.

Is é Willie Frazer an duine is aitheanta san Ulster People’s Forum. Aithnítear Frazer mar fhigiúr imeallach, a fuair vóta suarach nuair a sheas sé ina cheantar dúchas do Westminster agus don Tionól.

Ar an suíomh idirlín atá aige, deir sé: “The Ulster Peoples Forum was created in late 2012 against the back draft of a continued and relentless attack on our community. he (sic) initial aim is to unite all groups within the PUL community.”

Ar ndóigh, is céim eile é an Fóram Aontachtach i dtreo deireadh a chur le Páirtí Aontachtach Uladh (UUP). B’iad an DUP, ag gach céim, a leag amach an clár oibre.

Ní haon rud simplí é seo. Tugann cuid mhór Protastúnach tacaíocht do chomhoibriú, mar a dúirt ball sinsearach den UUP, a thugann tacaíocht don Fóram.

Dar leisean, nár cheart go mbeadh aon páirtí aontachtach amháin ann. “Tá spás ann do pháirtí Aontachtach, nach é an DUP é, a sheasann don rud atá ceart (ó thaobh na moráltachta de, agus ní na polaitíochta amháin) … Bheadh a leithéidí de cur chuige ábalta, ní amháin an tAontas a dhaingniú, ach cuid mhór Caitliceach a mhealladh.”

Is léir uaidh go bhfuil difear sa chur chuige atá ag Aontachtaithe difriúla. Tá súil ag an bhfear  UUP sinsearach go mbeidh an Fóram Aontachtach ábalta deireadh a chur leis na círéibeacha, “ach níor cheart go ndéanfaí é trí pharaimíleatachas / sceimhlitheoireacht a shásamh.”

Níl aon iomrá ar an bhFóram a bheith ábalta dul i dteangmháil leis na círéibeoirí. Dúirt Alex Kane, iarStiúrthóir Cumarsáide an UUP, gur tháinig laghdú 72,789 ar líon na vóta Aontachtach idir 1969 agus 2011: “Cé … a dhéanann ionadaíocht ar an líon súntasach daoine sin – atá ag fás – ón bpobal Aontachtach nach bhfuil baint ar bith acu leis an Aontachas polaitiúil?”

 

Anailís : analysis

Aontachtach : Unionist

comhdháil : conference

Forásach : progressive

 círéibeacha : riots

 ionadaíocht : representation

 imeallach : non mainstream

Uladh : Ulster (genitive case)

ball sinsearach : senior member

 a mhealladh : to entice

 sceimhlitheoireacht : terrorism

súntasach : noteworthy

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments (14)

  1. Erasmus (profile) says:

    Aistriú?

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  2. Granni Trixie (profile) says:

    If I understood Irish I could read your opinion ( despite years beng taught it in school) and respond.

    in the context of Ni where everyone understands English,it is difficult to thnk that you are using Irish innocently by which I mean neutrally.

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  3. socaire (profile) says:

    Shake off your slave mentality, girl

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  4. Sp12 (profile) says:

    Granni
    If you install chrome, it’s automatic translations will do a fair approximation for you.
    I don’t think however, it would be able to do anything regarding your other problem, they can do self driving cars, augmented reality specs and great phone operating systems, but some issues you just have to work out yourself.

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  5. Concubhar (profile) says:

    If the project is a United Ireland, then surely the mission is to assure unionists they will have an honoured place in same, not just a token presence. Gerry Adams proclaims that is his aim but he and his party are all about depriving unionism of its place at every opportunity.

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  6. 6crealist (profile) says:

    Granni

    just because you were too lazy to learn the language at school doesn’t mean others took a similar approach to their ‘theanga dhucháis’.

    And, as you say, “in the context of Ni where everyone understands English” [sic], I take it Anna Lo too speaks only in English at the local Chinese community centre?

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  7. Granni Trixie (profile) says:

    6crealist

    I found Maths even more difficult hence I was moved to biology. speaks for itself?
    Your cheap gibe is so ill informed. As a former English teacher I would not start off making such assumptions about an individual.

    As a matter of fact When I have been in the Chinese centre the only people speaking Chinese seemed to be those who had difficulties with English.

    Sp11
    Thanks for that info though ill seek help with doing so as I’m technically challenged also!

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  8. 6crealist (profile) says:

    When in a hole, keep digging Granni.

    I take it that you’re also deeply suspicious of the motives behind Wah Yan Jee Sing on Radio Ulster? Hardly “innocent” or “neutral” when, according to you, the mast majority of Chinese immigrants in NI have a good command of English.

    It’s good to know that sainted Alliance members can, in fact, be as myopic and insular as the rest of us mere mortals.

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  9. David Crookes (profile) says:

    Lay aff, boys.

    Have Mr Adams and the politburo done any serious planning for a UI?

    If a UI project is dirven forward by the creative energy of NI’s present unionists, it will have a good chance of success. Otherwise it’ll be as boring and intellectually vacuous as a speech by Mr Adams.

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  10. Granni Trixie (profile) says:

    For the record,I am very interested in Irish culture. I do think however that in the interests of inclusivity in the context of a debating forum such as Slugger someone posting in Irish ought to include a translation.

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  11. Ciarán Dunbar (profile) says:

    I merely repeat my stock answer.

    We publish pieces from Gaelscéal on Slugger, relating to Northern issues, at the invitation of the sites’ owner and editor, Mick Fealty.

    We have offered translations when we have the time, we didn’t in this instance.

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  12. between the bridges (profile) says:

    seem’s a silly idea, i mean if the attracted catholic’s don’t speak Irish how will they get the message…

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  13. Granni Trixie (profile) says:

    Ciaron

    fair enough. Didn’t mean to be disrespectful.

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  14. socaire (profile) says:

    Is mór an trua nach dtig leat an t-ainm a litriú a scríobh i gceart.

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