“Conflict of interest” in Hamilton leading RHI inquiry – UUP

Posted By: January 22, 2017

ITV. Belfast.Thursday, January 19, 2017Mike Nesbitt says there is a conflict of interest in Simon Hamilton commissioning a public inquiry. Credit: PresseyeThe Ulster Unionists have rejected DUP economy minister Simon Hamilton’s proposal to commission a public inquiry into the renewable heating scandal, claiming there is a conflict of interest.It comes after Mr. Hamilton’s special adviser stepped aside from any involvement in the Renewable […]

RHI inquiry to leave “no hiding places” says Ó Muilleoir

Posted By: January 22, 2017

RHI inquiry to leave “no hiding places,” says Ó MuilleoirFinance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir says a public inquiry into the  mismanaged RHI scheme will leave “no hiding places.”ITV. Belfast. Sunday, January 22, 2017The Sinn Féin man will meet with other parties on Monday to discuss the investigation and will make a statement to Assembly on Tuesday.The controversial Renewable […]

The night Peter Robinson and a gang of masked loyalists invaded a Co Monaghan village

Posted By: January 22, 2017

The incursion terrorized a village – and later criminal charges threatened to derail the future first minister’s career.Daragh Brophy.The (Dublin). Sunday, January 22, 2017EVENTS OF THE past few weeks have done little to change the widely-held impression that politics in Northern Ireland seems to do little else but lurch from crisis to crisis – with the two sides retreating to their […]

Northern Irish election will be Orange versus Green

Posted By: January 22, 2017

Analysis: Sinn Féin is primed for the poll, but the DUP seems caught in the headlightsGerry Moriarty. Irish Times. Dublin. Monday, January 16, 2017At 5.30pm on Monday, Northern Secretary James Brokenshire formally launched the North into an Assembly election campaign that will last six weeks and three days.Only 10 months after last May’s Assembly elections, which were supposed to usher in […]

Sadly, history won’t remember great public servants like Dermot Gallagher

Posted By: January 22, 2017

Fergus Finlay. Irish Examiner. Tuesday, January 17, 2017His name might not be on the Good Friday Agreement, but all who were there know his mark writes Fergus FinlayDermot Gallagher, former secretary general at the Department of Foreign Affairs, who died at the weekend. Picture: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ieGOOD Friday, April 10, 1998. I was clearing my desk, to go […]

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