Protestant and Catholic employment rates level for the first time in Northern Ireland

Posted By: January 28, 2017

Margaret Canning. Belfast Telegraph. Thursday, January 26, 2017 Employment rates among Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland are now level, with both communities evenly matched in most types of jobs, according to a report.The statistics mark a transformation on 30 years ago when the unemployment rate was twice as high in the Catholic community.But the new report shows that in four […]

Judge right to criticize dela

Posted By: January 28, 2017

Irish News Editorial.  Belfast. Saturday, January 28, 2017 The Lord Chief Justice, in a speech to the Victims and Survivors Forum yesterday, made no attempt to mask his considerable dismay at the lack of progress in dealing with legacy cases in Northern Ireland.Sir Declan Morgan’s exasperation was apparent in the tone of his remarks, saying that the past 12 months have been ‘a […]

“Wasted year” for victims’ families

Posted By: January 28, 2017

Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan has hit out at the lack of progress on legacy issues. Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, January 28, 2017 THE north’s most senior judge has hit out at a political stalemate on legacy issues, saying it has been “a wasted year” for victims’ families. Sir Declan Morgan, pictured, also defended his approach […]

Mutual respect among politicians is critical

Posted By: January 27, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “Even Foster couldn’t bring herself to publicly wish a frail McGuinness a speedy return to good health when she recorded what was intended as a first ministerial-looking address on Facebook on the day McGuinness announced his intention to resign.” It would be unwise to write off Arlene Foster. Picture by […]

AOH back in Fermanagh for first time in 60 year

Posted By: January 27, 2017

Connla Young. Irish News (Belfast). Friday, January 27, 2017 A NEW HIBERNIANISM:  The Fermanagh County Board was established at a meeting earlier this week. On far right, AOH Tyrone president Gerry McGeough The Ancient Order of Hibernians has been re-established in Co Fermanagh for the first timE in 60 years. The Fermanagh County Board was […]

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