Enda Kenny calls for Brexit deal to include united Ireland provision

Posted By: February 24, 2017

“The Good Friday agreement is like a poem, it speaks for itself’– Jean Claude JunckerDerek Scally in Brussels. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, February 23, 201 Enda Kenny has insisted Ireland’s Brexit negotiating position will not be undermined by his looming departure as the leader in the coming weeks.And the Taoiseach said any Brexit deal should include language that would allow Northern Ireland to […]

The smoldering scandal that blew up and burned the DUP

Posted By: February 24, 2017

Arlene Foster may soon regret her initial response to the RHI scandal.  Picture by Mal McCannJohn Manley. Thursday, February 23, 2017It’s roughly a year since the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was closed down amid concern that it was set to burn a huge hole in the Stormont executive’s budget for the next 20 years.We didn’t hear […]

Extraordinary doc on Bobby Sands justifies public broadcasting

Posted By: February 24, 2017

John Doyle. The Globe and Mail.Toronto. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 First, public TV broadcasting is a necessary part of the culture both here and in the United States.One of the bedrock reasons why public broadcasters need to exist is to provide an alternative to mainstream commercial entertainment. (Let’s leave CBC TV out of this right now. […]

DUP predicted to suffer greatest losses in upcoming poll

Posted By: February 24, 2017

Irish News. Belfast.Friday, February 24, 2017 SDLP stalwart Alex Attwood is forecast to lose his seat. Picture by Mal McCannThe DUP will suffer the greatest loss at the polls next week and will fall below the critical 30 MLA threshold required for a petition of concern, a former assembly member has predicted.Brian Wilson, who was the first Green elected to […]

£800m a year spent servicing divided society north’s real scandal

Posted By: February 23, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, February 22, 2017Alliance’s assembly election candidates at the party’s manifesto launch. Picture by Mal McCannSERVICING the cost of division in the north rather than the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is Stormont’s “real scandal,” according to Alliance leader Naomi Long.Launching her party’s manifesto in Belfast yesterday, Mrs Long said the £800 million a year spent on […]

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