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Ian Paisley Snr

Exclusive: Ian Paisley’s belated acknowledgment of David Trimble’s legacy: the principle of Consent…

Fri 25 January 2013, 12:08pm

Tweet Now, this is interesting. No really, it is. And for a couple reasons. One is what it says. And two, though I am not sure whether it made the print edition of today’s Belfast News Letter, that it was only on the site for about a hour last night before it disappeared. It’s Doctor […] more »

Ian Paisley to retire as Free Presbyterian minister

Mon 14 November 2011, 10:29pm

Tweet Rev. Dr. Ian Paisley is to step down from active church ministry. The 85 year old former moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster has announced that he will be preaching one more sermon in the Martyrs’ Memorial at Christmas but is going to devote his time to writing his memoirs. Dr. Paisley […] more »

Paisley and Prospero mark 2

Thu 24 March 2011, 6:56pm
Dr Paisley

Tweet This week Dr. Paisley left Stormont for the last time as an elected member of the Assembly. This is an update of a blog I did almost three years ago but I thought I would recycle it: At the end of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Prospero turns to the audience and says “Now my charms […] more »

“unionist unity in the sense of one grand political party is, in my opinion, a non-runner”

Tue 27 July 2010, 2:18pm

Tweet A BBC report picks up on an article in the News Letter by Lord Bannside, aka former DUP leader Ian Paisley Snr.  Here’s the section which deals with the question of “unionist unity”. Questions 3 and 4: Is unionist unity essential for the achievement of your vision? And, if so, what does that mean? Unionist unity in […] more »

Photograph of the Day – The Dr

Sun 2 May 2010, 9:48am
The Dr

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