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‘The province’ remains unloved and is also poorly understood by those in Britain

Posted By: December 28, 2016

“This is an exceptionally good article about a United Ireland by Kevin Meagher. It should be read by every Member of Congress concerned about equality, justice and peace in Ireland.” —Fr. Sean Mc Manus Why reunified Ireland offers the best outcome for North’s futureKevin Meagher. Irish Times. Wednesday, December 28, 2016 (Kevin Meagher is a […]

The executive will splutter on but Speaker has to go

Posted By: December 28, 2016

Robin Newton is facing calls to vacate the speaker’s office Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, December 28, 2016YOU can hardly say the year is ending on a political high note. On the other hand, if you look back either to December 2013 or 2014 there’s no comparison.Then the odds were on the collapse of the whole edifice […]

“Cash for ash” is just a symptom, the real problem is a misplaced sense of our own entitlement

Posted By: December 27, 2016

Cavalier attitude to our tax money is ingrained, says Owen PolleyOwen Polley. Belfast Telegraph.Monday, December 26, 2016Arlene Foster’s future as Northern Ireland’s First Minister has been plunged into doubt by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal at Stormont. The extent of her culpability has yet to be established clearly, but she was Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister in 2012 when her […]

As a minister, Arlene Foster has to lead and not just pass problems to officials

Posted By: December 27, 2016

Stephen Farry. News Letter. Belfast. Thursday, December 15, 2016 Stephen Farry MLA is a former Minister for Employment & Learning In defending her role in the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, Arlene Foster has been arguing that she did everything correctly as a Minister, and has instead sought to pass on responsibility and blame to the civil servants and others.As […]

Flanagan criticizes “mixed messaging” around Brexit

Posted By: December 27, 2016

Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, December 27, 2016IRISH foreign minister Charlie Flanagan has publicly criticized the British government for the lack of clarity around Brexit.Six months on from June’s referendum Mr. Flanagan called on Downing Street to outline its objective in the Brexit negotiations, saying: “The mixed messaging from the UK is a matter of concern.”He said the absence of […]

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