Every time, the squabbling parties in Belfast have turned to governments in Washington, London and Dublin for rescue.
A mortified Phillips, from Belfast, wrote a groveling apology in response.
The Kissinger joke, The Belfast Telegraph said, could now be read “thirty-eight years later.”
This week, the new novel by Paulo Coelho, the wild world of fishing tournaments, and a memoir of Belfast in the 1970s.
King George VI begged him to consider what a blow it would be to England should the Belfast be hit by a chance bomb.
The Skylark was now going up Belfast Bay, close-hauled, but still laying her course.
They couldn't abide the sight of Dumouriez' honest face in a Belfast street.
If they had just as lief go to Belfast as anywhere else, I'll run up there.
Men were arrested, imprisoned, flogged in the streets of Belfast.
In the Belfast Museum there is a cast iron tobacco-pipe about eighteen inches long.
Capital, largest city, and major port of Northern Ireland.
Note: For centuries the city has been the site of violent conflict between Protestant and Roman Catholic residents.
Note: Northern Ireland was created in 1920, when Britain established separate parliaments for the parts of Ireland dominated by Protestants and by Roman Catholics. The Protestant portion remained in union with Britain.
Note: Demands for equal civil and economic rights by the Catholic minority, beginning in the late 1960s, led to a renewal of violence between Catholics and Protestants.
Note: The Irish Republican Army (IRA), a nationalist organization dedicated to the unification of Ireland, has staged terrorist attacks on British troops in Northern Ireland, as well as other random terrorist attacks in Britain.
Note: A peace accord reached on Good Friday, 1998, provided for the restoration of home rule, which Britain had suspended in 1972 when it assumed direct control of Northern Ireland. By the terms of this accord, both Britain and the Republic of Ireland agreed to give up their constitutional claims on Northern Ireland. Voters in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland approved the accord later in 1998. The failure of the IRA to disarm threw this accord into jeopardy until recently. There is now reasonable hope for a settlement.