Irish American concern on west Belfast spending

Posted By: August 31, 2016

Gareth McKeown, Irish News (Belfast), Wednesday, August 31, 2016   President of the Irish National Caucus Fr Sean McManus said west Belfast is at the “bottom of the economic ladder” and investment is required. The Fermanagh-born president of the Washington-based Irish National Caucus has said the Invest NI spend in west Belfast is causing “deep […]

A simple majority not enough for Irish unity

Posted By: August 29, 2016

Deaglan de Breadun. Irish News (Belfast). Monday, August 29, 2016There are certain issues that have been around so long and debated to such an extent that they seem to have died a quiet death. But then there is a change of mood and they become a topic of discussion again.Irish unity is a prime example. After all the blather, hyperbole and propaganda […]

Final Brexit decision must be ratified at polls

Posted By: August 29, 2016

Tom Kelly Monday Column KC News Since the vote to leave the European Union a couple of months ago,  many people are still trying to unravel what it all means.The campaigners for Brexit seem a bit too smug about some of the early economic signs such as retail spending, better trading conditions for exporters, the performance of the FTSE 100 […]

Mac Bride-type Investment Campaign Needed for West Belfast

Posted By: August 29, 2016

CAPITOL HILL. Monday, August 29, 2016— Alarming figures regarding the performance ofInvest NI in West Belfast is causing deep concern among Irish-Americans, and on Capitol Hill.The alarm was set off by an Irish News article by Gareth Mc Keown, “Invest NI criticized over ‘economic partition’ of west Belfast businesses” (August 29): “The new figures, released following an assembly question from SDLP MLA […]

Higgins’s reflection on Civil War highlights edgy issues

Posted By: August 27, 2016

President was right to speak of the need to recognise the atrocities committed by both sides   Diarmaid Ferriter. Irish Times. Saturday, August 27, 2016 Some of those organising history discussions and conferences for the autumn are keen to keep the conversation about the 1916 centenary going, but with a twist. Next month’s Dublin Festival of History, for example, will host a […]

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