Category Archives: Newspaper Articles

We all have role to play if loyalist leopard is to truly change its spots

This article first appeared in the Belfast Telegraph on 16th October 2015 This week’s announcement that loyalist paramilitaries are to move away from criminality and violence should be welcomed, writes Aaron Edwards  The announcement this week that paramilitaries from the … Continue reading

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Detective Superintendent Jimmy Nesbitt MBE (1934-2014)

I was privileged to have interviewed Detective Superintendent Jimmy Nesbitt twice in 2010 and 2011. He was an amazing man – his razor sharp memory and good humour despite having investigated some of the most heinous crimes during the troubles … Continue reading

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Right to remember the past as it happened

COMMENT: Right to remember the past as it happened argues AARON EDWARDS ‘Born in this island, maimed by history/and creed-infected, by my father taught/the stubborn habit of unfettered thought’. So runs John Hewitt’s poem The Dilemma, a bitter indictment of … Continue reading

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In Memory of Gusty Spence (1933-2011)

COMMENT: The passing of former UVF leader Gusty Spence may give loyalists time to think about their efforts in making peace with the past, writes AARON EDWARDS Rarely are students of Irish history afforded the opportunity to meet those individuals … Continue reading

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The Positive Force of Civic Unionism

COMMENT: Union 2021 – Civic unionism has secured union argues AARON EDWARDS Predictions are inherently unreliable. Few people thought the Cold War would end as quickly as it did, or that the ‘troubles’ would finally witness a transformation from long … Continue reading

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The Resignation of Dawn Purvis MLA

COMMENT: After the resignation of Dawn Purvis, is there any future for the Progressive Unionist Party? asks AARON EDWARDS The murder of Bobby Moffett in the Shankill and Dawn Purvis’s subsequent resignation has dealt a body blow to the PUP. … Continue reading

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