At 04:59 PM 2/2/99 , Martin Burns at EasyWeb Design wrote:
>Gearóid Mac Cuinneagáin wrote on 1/2/99 1:38 am
>>Ulster != Northern Ireland. :)
>>Adams in general would have the same reluctance to use the word "Ulsterman"
>>as many unionists have to describe themselves as Irish.
>Which is why it's a step forwards - if republicanism can acknowledge the
>validity of Unionism's identity (which in certain quarters it has found it
>increasingly possible), then we're getting somewhere.
I think you'll find Adams was undermining Unionism's identity. To Adams,
Ulster is very much the nine-county entity.
But enough of that. I deliberately posted the Rugby score to get away from
politics for a while, & now I'm dragging it back down. Apologies to the