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‘Planter’ is a description one takes on oneself – coming from others, it’s another term of abuse

Gail Walker


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Comments: Congressman Richard Neal. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA

Comments: Congressman Richard Neal. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA

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Comments: Congressman Richard Neal. Credit: Brian Lawless/PA

US Congressman Richard Neal arrived by plane in Ireland to investigate the protocol deadlock but he may as well have been travelling by time machine.

His comments about how the US in the Good Friday Agreement talks acted as “honest brokers… accepting the notion that we could make space for the Planter and the Gael to live together” were like being transported back to the worst excesses of 1970s Irish-American sentimentality.


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