BACK again after a break in Cyprus. Lovely, since you asked. Had a laugh at the Nicosia excursion being advertised as a trip to “the last divided capital in Europe”, where crossing the UN ‘dead zone’ of abandoned streets and homes into the Turkish-occupied area led to a strong sense of deja vu for the Northern Irish contingent on our bus… Talking of crossing borders, I have a hunch that there are a few other Northerners about to cross a different border for the first time tomorrow, when the Love Ulster parade for unionist victims of republican violence parades through Dublin. Love Ulster or not, this controversial march has certainly caught our attention. Hope it passes off peacefully, and there’s no provocation or silliness. Is anyone going, either to parade or protest? Keep us up to date!
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