Posted By: December 17, 2016

*** Nothing principled in those who are cute Patrick Murphy. Irish News (Belfast). Saturday, December 17, 2016The Stormont executive’s increasingly battered reputation – further damaged by Thursday’s astonishing interviews with Jonathan Bell and Arlene Foster – can be traced to its behavior as an Irish, rather than a British institution. Although legally British, its governance and decision-making are a crude imitation of the Dublin […]

Brian Feeney: Arlene Foster wounded but no fatal blow

Posted By: December 17, 2016

Brian FeeneyBrian Feeney. Irish News.(Belfast). December 17, 2016First Minister Arlene Foster and Strangford MLA Jonathan Bell have given contrasting versions of events in relation to a February meeting about the Renewable Heating Incentive “We must. Indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.” So Benjamin Franklin told the Continental Congress in 1776. It’s advice the DUP decided […]

McGuinness calls for Foster to stand aside over RHI

Posted By: December 17, 2016

UTV. Belfast. Friday, December 16, 2016  The deputy First Minister said he wants to see a “fully independent” investigation. Martin McGuinness has said Arlene Foster should stand aside as First Minister while the Renewable Heating Initiative is investigated.In response, the DUP said Ms. Foster “will not be stepping aside” and added that the First Minister “does not take her […]

No escaping the heat

Posted By: December 17, 2016

“It’s an omni-shambles for the DUP with Mrs Foster fighting for her political career on a number of fronts.”John Manley.Irish News (Belfast).Friday, December 16, 2016 Jonathan Bell is the whistleblower that Arlene Foster can’t ignore.He claims the DUP leader pressured him to keep the Renewable Heat Incentive open in February and that months before her special adviser and his counterparts […]

Jonathan Bell or Arlene Foster – who is telling the truth about RHI?

Posted By: December 17, 2016

Belfast Telegraph. Malachi O’Doherty. Friday, December 16, 2016 Jonathan Bell congratulates Arlene Foster on her appointment as DUP leader last year Northern Ireland is divided now between those who see Jonathan Bell as a deeply spiritual man motivated by his faith, to be honest and those who see him as a calculating political assassin. Clearly, he […]

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