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Robinson stalls Maze peace centre

Posted By: August 20, 2013

BBC NI. August 15, 2013 First Minister Peter Robinson has said it would be wrong to proceed with the Maze peace centre in the absence of a consensus about how it will operate. In a letter to DUP MPs and MLAs, Mr Robinson said there must be a change of attitude by Sinn Féin, especially […]

Maze has makings of ‘full-scale drama’

Posted By: August 20, 2013

 Maze has makings of ‘full-scale drama’ By Martina Purdy. BBC NI August 15, 2013 BBC NI political correspondent Peter Robinson has provided ‘some interesting clues’ Had it not been for the holidays, it would have been said behind closed doors. Instead, Peter Robinson has provided some interesting clues to his political position and his mindset by publishing a 12-page letter […]

Sectarian Itch

Posted By: August 19, 2013

IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO SCRATCH SECTARIAN ITCH Tom Kelly. Irish News ( Belfast). Monday, August19, 2013 AS I turned 50 at the weekend, I have found myself increasingly looking at old reruns of The Waltons, On the Buses and Star Trek in a forlorn hope of recapturing those hazy fun-filled days of my youth. […]

Sectarian Powersharing

Posted By: August 17, 2013

 SHARED JARGON MERELY HIDING SHARED FAILURES Patrick Murphy. Irish News ( Belfast). Saturday, August 17, 2013 The solution to our summer of violence, we are told, lies in a shared future and the development of shared space. The difficulty with both concepts, as Richard haass will find out, is that there does not appear to be agreement on […]

Minister for Nothing

Posted By: August 17, 2013

ROBINSON NOT THE FIRST MINISTER FOR NOTHING PETER Robinson is not First Minister for nothing. His U-turn on the Maze peace centre is a cunning ploy that has completely wrong-footed Sinn Fein. The 12-page ‘letter to DUP MPs and MLAs’ that announced the decision was clearly written for public consumption and mostly attacked the UUP, […]

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