Row that brought down the Executive

Posted By: January 10, 2017

Martin McGuinness is to stand down as deputy first minister and trigger a new assembly election.It follows a row between Sinn Féin and the DUP over a green energy scheme that has landed the taxpayer with an estimated bill of £490 million over the next 20 years.Mr McGuinness made repeated calls for First Minister Arlene Foster to stand aside while […]

Our system of government is not fit for purpose

Posted By: January 09, 2017

Sammy Wilson’s woeful attempts to gloss over it as some kind of blip is  characteristic of the bombast we have come to expect from the DUP’s Falstaff.  Picture by Matt BohillTom Kelly. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, January 9, 2017THE American politician and one-time presidential candidate, Adlai Stevenson, once criticized the US secretary of state, John Dulles by […]


Posted By: January 09, 2017

Irish Republican News < Monday, January 9, 2016 Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has resigned in protest at unionist arrogance and intransigence, collapsing the Stormont Executive and throwing a question mark over power-sharing and the political process in the north of Ireland. The move was not unexpected as Sinn Fein had warned on […]

Arlene Foster’s reputation as a safe pair of hands rocked by RHI scandal

Posted By: January 09, 2017

Arlene Foster is solicitor by profession and began her political career while  studying law at Queen’s University Belfast where she joined the Unionist AssociationDavid Young, Press Association. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, January 9, 2017A POLITICAL inferno around a green boiler scheme is to remove Arlene Foster from her once seemingly unassailable job as First Minister.Less than six weeks […]

Foyle MP blames Foster for leaving McGuinness no choice and fueling uncertainty

Posted By: January 09, 2017

Foyle SDLP MP Mark Durkan. DER1815MC134Kevin Mullan. News Letter. Belfast. Monday, January 9, 2017Foyle MP Mark Durkan has blamed First Minister Arlene Foster for fueling uncertainty over the Stormont institutions, the forthcoming budget, and Brexit, and acknowledged Martin McGuinness was left no choice but to resign on Monday over her refusal not to step aside for the duration of an […]

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