Brexit could “damage” peace process

Posted By: February 28, 2017

Irish News. Belfast. Press Association Reporters. Tuesday, February 28, 2017BREXIT could cause “profound damage” to The North’s peace process, a former secretary of state has said.Lord Hain,  a Secretary of State under Tony Blair, warned that a return to checkpoints along the border would sow division and discontent.The British government must not trigger Article 50 and start formal talks on leaving the […]

Ex-British intelligence officer critical of Kincora inquiry report

Posted By: February 25, 2017

Connla Young.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, February 25, 2017A FORMER British army intelligence officer has criticized historical abuse inquiry findings that children cared for at Kincora Boys Home were not abused by a powerful ring of pedophiles.Colin Wallace spoke out after the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry produced its long-awaited report last month.The inquiry, which was chaired by Sir Anthony Hart, looked at […]

DUP kept £9,000 of funds it received for Brexit ads

Posted By: February 25, 2017

Brendan Hughes. Irish News.Belfast. Saturday, February 25, 2017THE Constitutional Research Council (CRC) may have bankrolled the DUP’s Brexit campaign, but very little is known about the organization.It has been described as a group of pro-union businesspeople based in Britain, but its size and membership make-up remain unknown.The group’s chair is Richard Cook, a former vice-chairman of the Scottish Conservative Party.Mr. Cook (45) […]

Nelson McCausland has no regrets over refusing to shake hands with Mairtin O Muilleoir

Posted By: February 24, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   “Almost every day, it seems, the DUP is determined to demonstrate its Anti-Catholic credentials. Here is another boorish and ugly example where a DUP leader refuses to shake hands with the respected  Minister of Finance and publisher of the Irish Echo, Mairtin O’Muilleoir. Just imagine a […]

Just ten months after her supreme triumph, Arlene Foster is at voters’ mercy

Posted By: February 24, 2017

 In his contribution to our election supplement, Sam McBride recaps on the dramatic context of this sudden poll. Sam McBride.News Letter. Belfast. Thursday, February 23, 2017Arlene Foster’s ascent to what seemed an unassailable position and then her sudden ejection from office based on an obscure situation from her past has been extraordinary to behold.The front cover of the 12-page 2017 […]

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