Reciprocal Respect For Nationalist Sacrifices ‘A Step Too Far’ For Unionism?

Roy Garland is better known for his columns in the Irish News in which he preaches to nationalists about the need to respect the unionist identity and traditions- like the Battle of the Somme. Yet in his latest offering, it would appear calls by President Mary McAleese for reciprocal respect from unionists for the 1916 Rising and its important place in nationalist history is a step too far. Prompting the question, what’s sauce for the goose, Roy….

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