Arlene Foster position “almost beyond repair”

Posted By: February 12, 2017

Arlene Foster’s position within the DUP is almost beyond repair, Colum Eastwood has said.Arlene Foster has let herself down, said SDLP leader Colum EastwoodNews Letter. Belfast. Sunday, February 12, 2017The SDLP leader said he believes Mrs. Foster has “let herself down” through her behavior as DUP leader and first minister.He also accused Mrs. Foster of being “grossly offensive” in […]

Why PSNI should look to summer of ’69 if they hope to beat dissidents

Posted By: February 12, 2017

In seeking to curtail the influence of paramilitaries, police must remember that it’s easier to act from a position of strength than weakness, writes Malachi O’DohertyMalachai O’Doherty. Belfast Telegraph. Thursday, February 9, 2017Whenever commentators and politicians discuss the likelihood of the return of political violence to Northern Ireland, they tend to say the same things. The conditions are not the same now. […]

The secret lives of Ireland’s Protestants

Posted By: February 12, 2017

UCD research project documents the cultural experiences of growing up ProtestantPeter McGuire . Irish Times. Dublin Thursday, February 9, 2017Her friends were getting married. She made plans for the big day and imagined what she would wear. But her friends were Protestants, and she was Catholic. The priest said that her mortal soul would be at risk if she […]

Bertie Ahern says May is putting Peace Process in jeopardy

Posted By: February 12, 2017

  Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern Picture By David ConachyWayne O’Connor Independent. Dublin. Sunday, February 12, 2017 Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern has accused UK leader Theresa May of putting the peace process in jeopardy.In an interview with the Observer, Ahern said that the British government appeared to have resigned itself to establishing a border between the north and south […]

Arlene Foster’s attitude to Irish language casts doubt on leadership of DUP

Posted By: February 11, 2017

Diversity is not a threat to social and political cohesion… tearing up mutually binding agreements signed in good faith, however, is Eilis O’Hanlon. Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, February 11, 2017 Arlene Foster said she will never support an Irish Language Act in Northern Ireland It’s not that I have any strong feelings about the Irish language one way or another. […]

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