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Loyalist bonfire

BONFIRES have always been a manifestation of unionist triumphalism but also trepidation. Their size is in direct proportion to unionist paranoia. All major political occasions have featured bonfires across the north: the defeats of Home Rule, the completion of Stormont in 1932, protest at the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement. James Kelly, doyen of northern journalism until... Read more »

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