We will protect soldiers, says Fallon as he shuts down Iraq inquiry team

Posted By: February 14, 2017

We will protect soldiers, says Fallon as he shuts down Iraq inquiry teamSean O’Neill. The Times. London. Saturday, February 11, 2017British soldiers will be protected from bogus and vexatious legal claims arising from active service in Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland; the defense secretary said last night.Sir Michael Fallon announced the closure of the controversial Iraq Historic Investigations Team (IHAT) and […]

Turning real anger into actual votes how the status quo can be shaken up

Posted By: February 14, 2017

Alex Kane. News Letter. Belfast. Monday, February 13, 2017Let me begin with a question I’m asked a few times every day: “Is there any point voting in this election. Will it make any difference?” Well, if you voted for the DUP and Sinn Fein (or any other make a difference. If you voted for a party last time […]

Hey Irish, don’t blame Trump on immigration, blame Ted Kennedy

Posted By: February 14, 2017

Tom Casey @IrishCentral Tuesday, February 14, 2017  In the photo above: President Johnson signs the Immigration Act of 1965 at the  Statue of Liberty. Senators Ted Kennedy and Robert Kennedy look on.  The bill essentially ended Irish immigration to America.Don’t blame Donald Trump for the lack of immigration from Ireland, rather blame Teddy Kennedy.Donald Trump may actually help the Irish if he […]

Arlene’s fury on Irish language showed she is not that smart after all

Posted By: February 14, 2017

DUP leader and former  First Minister Arlene FosterFionnuala O Connor. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, February 14, 2017There will be no unification of Ireland except by consent – and there will be no return to the days of unionist or Protestant supremacy because those days have no place in the modern world.’ Who said it? ‘So the unionists must accept justice and equality for […]

Exclusive: Sinn Fein leader Michelle O’Neill on her rise to the top

Posted By: February 12, 2017

Michelle O’Neill hails her parents as important role models Sunday World. Paula Mackin. Sunday, February 12, 2017                                  It’s hard not to like Michelle O’Neill. As determined as she is compassionate, she is instantly impressive, smart with a fun sense of humor, she laughs with others – more importantly at herself – yet her […]

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