|Culzie||Date: Friday, 2016-12-30, 10:03 PM | Message # 1|
|Working-class Catholics in Northern Ireland were “anti-authority and anti-everything”, the late Archbishop of Armagh Cahal Daly said.|
Secret State files from Dublin, just released under the Republic’s 30-year-rule, show the one-time head of the Catholic Church in Ireland blamed a deep scepticism among some of his flock on the SDLP.
In remarks made to a senior Irish government official in 1986, he said that John Hume’s party had made no serious effort to challenge Sinn Fein in Catholic ghettos.The result was a wary response to the then fledgling Anglo-Irish Agreement in areas such as west Belfast, according to the ex-primate, who was Bishop of Down and Connor at the time.Gerry Adams was “the working-class hero” and the SDLP “count for nothing”, he said.
Ulster Protestants consider themselves to be a separate nation. This nation they call Ulster