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BEN GILMAN

Posted By: December 24, 2016

Standing up for justice: Former New York Congressman Ben Gilman with Fr Sean McManus of the Irish National Caucus Irish News. Saturday, December 24, 2016 The district served by New York Congressman Ben Gilman included part of ‘Ulster County’, and throughout his career, he was keenly attuned to the concerns of his Irish-American constituents. Although […]

Would we be any worse off if Stormont didn’t exist?

Posted By: December 24, 2016

Would we be any worse off if Stormont didn’t exist? The scene at Stormont when all non-DUP MLAs left the chamber in protest, except for Claire Sugden and Jim Allister Patrick Murphy.Irish News (Belfast). Saturday, December 24, 2016 Oh good, Stormont has survived another crisis. As thousands faced the bleak prospect of a Stormont-less Christmas, […]

Speaker could be the first casualty of RHI scandal

Posted By: December 24, 2016

Robin Newton is facing calls to vacate the speaker’s officeNewton Emerson. Irish News (Belfast). Saturday, December 24, 2016The first casualty of the RHI scandal could be DUP speaker Robin Newton (no relation). At an emergency session of the Assembly on Monday, he was unable to explain what law, precedent or standing order enabled him to call Arlene Foster […]

UK documents raise new allegations on the state’s role in the Troubles

Posted By: December 24, 2016

“The Irish government recently highlighted its concern over delays, while Downing Street said most killings were carried out by paramilitaries, and it won’t allow anything that might ‘rewrite the history of the Troubles’.But in the absence of a formal process to deal with the past, the UK government must see that its role is already being reassessed, courtesy […]

Fermanagh MLAs urge Foster to stand aside for RHI probe

Posted By: December 23, 2016

Fermanagh MLAs urge Foster to stand aside for RHI probe By Lauren Harte. Fermanagh Herald. Thursday, December 22, 2016  l.harte@fermanaghherald.com  Sinn Fein MLAs Sean Lynch and Michelle Gildernew say public needs to know who benefitted from the scheme.Arlene Foster’s Assembly colleagues in Fermanagh and South Tyrone have repeated calls for her to stand aside and allow for a full […]

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