Iron Lady of unionism looks weak

Posted By: November 18, 2016

Allison Morris. Irish News (Belfast). Friday, November 18, 2016 By refusing to say that Dee Stitt should resign from his post as chief executive of a publicly funded organization, Arlene Foster, the Iron Lady of unionism, looks weak for the first time since taking over as First Minister.Referring to the north Down UDA commander as a “distraction” was an understatement […]

Foster urged to intervene over UDA boss Stitt

Posted By: November 18, 2016

Allison Morris. Irish News (Belfast).Friday, November 18, 2016First Minister Arlene Foster was challenged last night to intervene in the case of UDA commander Dee Stitt after she refused to back calls for him to resign as head of Charter NI.The DUP leader said last month she understood he would not remain as chief executive of the east Belfast organization, which was chosen […]

Northern Ireland has other options when it comes to Brexit

Posted By: November 18, 2016

Martin Mansergh. Letters to Editor, Irish News (Belfast). Friday, November 18, 2016 Instead of continuing stale and unproductive debates about the constitutional core of the peace settlement contained in the Good Friday Agreement, it would be better to focus more on the options that the people of Northern Ireland have under its terms, as they face the unwelcome prospect of Brexit. The recent […]

Raymond McCord’s Brexit challenge to go before the Supreme Court

Posted By: November 18, 2016

The Irish News (Belfast). Friday, November 18, 2016 Raymond McCord with Thomas Boswell, a member of the Help NI group run by Raymond McCord outside Belfast High Court. Picture by Bill Smyth. VICTIMS campaigner Raymond McCord’s claim that the UK cannot quit the European Union without the consent of the people of Northern Ireland is to […]

Brexit challenge: Supreme Court to decide if UK needs Northern Ireland’s consent to leave EU

Posted By: November 18, 2016

“Raymond Mc Cord, Sr., a Belfast Protestant,  is one of the true heroes of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Since 1997 he has led a one-man, absolutely fearless campaign to get justice for his murdered son , Raymond Jr. Because the killers were British agents and informers, their crime was covered up by the British […]

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