Prospect of amnesty for 200-plus Troubles troops

Posted By: February 18, 2017

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, February 18, 2017 Talks on law change to shield British soldiers from justice over killings before a certain dateGerald Howarth MP said he would welcome new legislation to protect former British soldiers.More than 200 soldiers being investigated for unsolved Troubles killings may be set to benefit from a de facto amnesty, with […]

Never mind transfers, UUP/SDLP need votes

Posted By: February 17, 2017

The UUP and SDLP need to increase their first preference votes before worrying about transfers to each other Alex Kane. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, February 17, 2017When Mike Nesbitt was elected UUP leader five years ago, it was on the back of a commitment to steady the ship and rebuild, rather than take any more electoral risks.The party finally decided […]

Leaders of five biggest parties clash at debate [ and their rating below]

Posted By: February 17, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, February 17, 2017   THE leaders of Stormont’s five main parties clashed on RHI and Brexit in their first TV debate of the 2017 election campaign – but nobody emerged from the encounter as a clear victor.   UTV’s Havelock House was the setting for the debate, which unlike […]

Disturbing RHI claims emerge

Posted By: February 17, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Friday, February 17, 2017 The Renewable Heat Incentive scandal is by any standards a hugely significant political issue in Northern Ireland, precipitating the collapse of the Stormont executive and the calling of an Assembly election.Not only has this crisis damaged political reputations, it has shaken public confidence in the structures that should be in place to ensure the efficient and […]

Army interrogation ruined my father, hooded man’s daughter tells court

Posted By: February 17, 2017

Irish News. Belfast. Friday, February 17, 2017 ONE of 14 men allegedly tortured during internment was bitten by a soldier’s dog and had to drink from the animal’s dish, the High Court heard yesterday.School caretaker Sean McKenna was also slammed into concrete posts and made to go barefoot after being taken from his Newry home in August 1971, it was claimed.Lawyers for […]

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