Journey into the unknown

Posted By: March 30, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   “Setting out the key principles that should shape the forthcoming talks, Mrs. May said the UK’s “unique” relationship with the Republic and the Northern Ireland peace process should be protected, with no return to a hard border.This is the same Mrs. May who said before the EU referendum that it would be “inconceivable that […]

“EU membership automatic in event of reunification”

Posted By: March 30, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, March 29, 2017BRITISH Brexit secretary David Davis’s assurance that the north would automatically become part of the EU in the event of Irish unification has been welcomed by SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.In a letter to Foyle MP Mark Durkan, Mr. Davis confirms that under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland – unlike an […]

Fianna Fáil criticizes Dublin and London for approach to talks

Posted By: March 30, 2017

FIANNA Fáil leader Micheál Martin has criticized the British and Irish governments’ “hands off” approach for creating the current instability at Stormont.Mr. Martin said London and Dublin’s lack of engagement over the past six years was “flawed” and “disastrous” for the north.The Fianna Fáil leader was speaking in the Dáil yesterday following Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan’s statement on Stormont’s stalled post-election talks.The […]

Online Irish passport renewal service

Posted By: March 30, 2017

Suzanne McGonagle.Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, March 30, 2017A news online Irish passport renewal service will be launched todayA NEW online Irish passport renewal service will be launched today amid an increasing number of applications.The service, which will be unveiled by the Republic’s foreign affairs minister Charlie Flanagan, will allow Irish citizens to renew their passport books and cards online from wherever […]

McGuinness: We won’t see his likes again Jim Gibney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Posted By: March 29, 2017

MARTIN McGuinness’s funeral reminded me of the funeral of Bobby Sands: the massive crowd, the queue of people outside the wake house, the media, the worldwide interest, the mood, sorrowful but immensely proud; an occasion not to be missed, an occasion to stand alongside Martin’s wife Bernie and their children, bewildered like us at his sudden passing.An occasion to shoulder some of their pain, […]

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