Eastwood: Sinn Féin have conceded on a triple lock for unionism on justice

Posted By: May 26, 2016

John Manley. Irish News (Belfast). Thursday, May 26, 2016SINN Féin was last night accused of handing unionism a “triple lock” on justice after nationalism was sidelined in the administration and scrutiny of the department’s functions.SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said the appointment of independent unionist Claire Sugden as justice minister and the subsequent choice of two DUP MLAs to head the corresponding committee represented a […]

Eastwood will be second fiddle in a one-man band

Posted By: May 25, 2016

Brian Feeney.Irish News (Belfast). Wednesday, May 25, 2016Suppose, as Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness confidently predict, everything goes to plan today and ministers are chosen and an executive meets tomorrow, how will the new format with an opposition work?You’ve heard supporters of the plan lining up to rejoice that, ‘it normalises politics’ here. At first that was only unionists who yearn for something like […]

Should we stay or should we go?

Posted By: May 24, 2016

EU had vital role in securing peace Tom Kelly. Irish News (Belfast). Tuesday, May 24, 2016Businessman Tom Kelly is chairman of Northern Ireland Stronger in EuropeTHE things in life that I am truly passionate about are my family, the credit union movement, my business and a peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland.Until a few months ago I hadn’t realized that membership […]

Death deemed suicide may be Shankill Butchers’ only female victim

Posted By: May 24, 2016

Allison Morris. Irish News (Belfast). Tuesday, May 24, 2016A Catholic woman living in a loyalist area of north Belfast may have been the only female victim of the Shankill Butchers.The body of Rosaleen O’Kane (33), pictured, was found in a burning flat at Cliftonpark Avenue in September 1976.Although the RUC initially said she died in an accidental […]

Festival to celebrate Belfast’s ‘forgotten’ river

Posted By: May 23, 2016

David Roy. Irish News(Belfast). Monday, May 23, 2016A cross-community festival is to celebrate Belfast’s ‘forgotten’ waterway with a dawn-to-dusk programme of events tracing its path through the city.Belfast was founded at a sandy ford across the River Farset, giving the city its name ‘Béal feirste’ – ‘the mouth of the sandbar’.The Farset played a vital role in its industrial revolution, powering factories and linen […]

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