Brokenshire’s defense of army unbalanced

Posted By: February 04, 2017

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Saturday, February 3, 2017 James Brokenshire has a point – but not the one he thinks he has. As secretary of state, Mr. Brokenshire has complained that criminal inquiries into Troubles-related killings have a “disproportionate” focus on investigating former British soldiers.His remarks have been challenged by the Lord Chief Justice and the Director of Public Prosecutions and, as has […]

DUP’s Arlene Foster wanted to backdate RHI cash to 2010 before payouts even set

Posted By: February 04, 2017

 Sean O’Driscoll. Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, February 4, 2017Arlene Foster wanted payments on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) backdated to 2010, more than 18 months before its costs were even decided, a transcript from the Assembly’s Committee on enterprise, trade, and investment has shown.The head of Mrs. Foster’s energy team told the committee that the then Minister for Enterprise, Trade, […]

Foster shouldn’t be FM ‘until cleared on RHI’ – O’Neill

Posted By: February 04, 2017

By Mark Devenport BBC NI. Friday, February 3, 2017 Arlene Foster should not become the first minister in a future executive until cleared by an inquiry into a botched energy scheme, says Michelle O’Neill.Sinn Fein’s northern leader told Inside Politics: “Any right-minded person shouldn’t put themselves forward for a position in an Executive which is obviously subject to an investigation.“Arlene Foster was the […]

The frontier elephant there’s no avoiding

Posted By: February 03, 2017

Denis Bradley. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, February 3, 2017 Either they don’t see the elephant or they have chosen to ignore it. The British government has put immigration at the top of their Brexit strategy.They want to control the number and the type of the people who come into their country. That is their prerogative, and I am sure they can find […]

Trawl for loyalist collusion documents “could cost hundred of thousands”

Posted By: February 03, 2017

News Letter. Belfast. Thursday, February 2, 2017 A trawl for all police documents in a major legal action over alleged collusion with a loyalist paramilitary agent suspected of up to 15 murders could take years and cost hundreds of thousands of pounds, the Court of Appeal has heard.Counsel for the chief constable argued that ordering full discovery in a case where […]

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