Unionism should step up a gear.

Dr John Coulter’s latest offering in the Blanket, Unionism in the Dáil argues that Northern Unionists should contest seats in the Dáil and demand representation in the Seanad.A wide ranging article, it looks at what some still see as Northern betrayal of Southern Unionists and discusses various options, past and present, most worrying being the possibility of modern loyalists repeating acts of savagery seen 30 years ago in the Dublin and Monaghan massacres.

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