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Irish passports in demand

Posted By: December 22, 2016

Andrew MaddenBelfast). Thursday, December 22, 2016Interest in Irish passports in Northern Ireland soared following the Brexit vote DEMAND for Irish passports has surged by 10 per cent in the last year, with June’s Brexit vote a key catalyst behind the uptake.In 2015, 672,760 were issued by the south’s passport service, compared to 719,675 in the year to […]

DUP’s unacceptable silence on RHI

Posted By: December 22, 2016

Irish News (Belfast)  Editorial. Thursday, December 22, 2016There will inevitably be considerable skepticism over suggestions that the Stormont executive is drawing up plans for the complete closure of its disastrous Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.Reports yesterday indicated that one option is to buy out the contracts of RHI beneficiaries who are due to receive subsidy payments for the next 20 years.However, ministers […]

Arlene Foster and DUP should realize Hell hath no fury like an electorate that’s been scorned

Posted By: December 22, 2016

Angry voters will have noted Foster’s speech was very big on anger but very small on contrition writes Alban Maginness Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, playwright William Congreve wrote in the 18th century. It seems that little has changed in the past three centuries if Arlene Foster’s behavior over the […]

Oh how we could use wise men – or women

Posted By: December 22, 2016

Arlene Foster made her RHI statement as the DUP leader rather than first minister after Sinn Fein withdrew support Allison Morris. Irish News (Belfast). Thursday, December 22, 2016 As the politicians, you and I elected in May, with promises of grown- up politics and cross-community cooperation, head off on their Christmas break you’d be right to wonder is there a single wise […]

Sinn Fein’s eye firmly on south as it averts Stormont crisis

Posted By: December 22, 2016

Newton Emerson. Irish News ( Belfast). Thursday, December 22, 2016 Sinn Féin has not caused a crisis at Stormont this Christmas for the same reason it caused a crisis at Stormont over the past three Christmases – namely, because of how it would play in The South.Addressing a party meeting on the RHI scandal last Friday, Gerry Adams said: “Sinn Féin’s primary objective […]

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