Britain and Ireland: the Diaspora

Britain and Ireland launches it’s St Patrick’s Day edition. There’s an investigation of the real meaning of St Patrick and the migration of his feast day from a religious event to something emanently more global. In London it’s been pitched as a multicultural event. And yet here in Belfast, its tendency to divide is rarely far from the surface. We’re looking for Slugger readers to open the discussion on this before next week’s seminar when Sinn fein (Conor Maskey) and the DUP (Nelson McCausland) will be debating the nature of celebrations in Belfast.