West hand-wringing in face of human suffering

Posted By: December 23, 2016

“After Eames-Bradley (2009) and Richard Haass (Christmas/New Year 2013) came the Stormont House Agreement, published on this day two years ago, which promised among other things to establish bodies that would deliver on historical investigations and information retrieval.The agonising wait for those who would wish to benefit is an affront to human decency.”Martin O’Brien. Irish News (Belfast).Friday, December 23, 2016It’s difficult to feel overly festive […]

Gilman, longtime friend of Ireland, dead at 94

Posted By: December 23, 2016

  Ray O’Hanlon, Irish Echo. Wednesday, December 21, 2016  Ben Gilman with Fr. Sean McManusBen Gilman, for many years a Republican member of the House of Representatives, and one of the most active Congress members on issues of Irish American concern has died aged 94.Gilman retired from Congress in 2002 but left behind a record on Irish issues […]

UUP’s Doug Beattie asks “good DUP MLAs to have quiet word with Arlene Foster” and tell her to stand aside

Posted By: December 23, 2016

By Jonny Bell. Belfast Telegraph. Thursday, December 22, 2016Ulster Unionist MLA Doug Beattie has appealed to the “good DUP members” in the Assembly to “have a quiet word” with Arlene Foster to encourage her to stand aside for the investigation into the Renewable Heating Incentive scandal.After a week of mounting pressures on the First Minister, the Assembly Speaker and the […]

Department of Economy ‘held up RHI documents release says Sinn Fein’s Mairtin O Muilleoir

Posted By: December 23, 2016

Those heating empty barns ‘stealing’ from public purse Jonny Bell. Friday, December 23, 2016Mairtin O Muilleoir has called for the Department of Economy  to close down the RHI scheme for those “gaming it”. Finance Minister Mairtin O Muilleoir has said the Economy Department held up the release of documents to his officials adding to the delay in finding […]

European court decision will complicate post-Brexit deal

Posted By: December 22, 2016

Irish News. (Belfast). Thursday, December 22, 2016A new decision in the European Court of Justice will “hugely” complicate Theresa May’s task of securing a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU, experts have warned.Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston issued a legal opinion ruling that the Free Trade Agreement which the EU reached with Singapore in 2014 must be ratified by all member states.The same view is […]

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