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‘The Ulster question’

‘The Ulster question’

The New Zealand Tablet was founded by Bishop Patrick Moran in 1873 as a voice of the Irish Catholic community. Father James Kelly became the editor in February 1917, less than a year after the Easter Rising had brought the radical Irish nationalists, Sinn Fein, to prominence. Kelly turned the Tablet into a strident voice for Sinn Fein’s views. This extract is from an article on ‘The Ulster Question’ of 3 May 1917. Father Kelly expresses his anger at the English insistence upon excluding Ulster, in northern Ireland, from any proposals to give the Irish ‘Home Rule’.

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Reference: New Zealand Tablet (3 May 1933), p. 33.

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Culture and politics 1911–1922', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015