Widow of solicitor Pat Finucane to take fight for public inquiry to Supreme Court

Posted By: March 14, 2017

Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, March 14, 2017THE widow of solicitor Pat Finucane is to take her legal fight for a public inquiry into his murder to the Supreme Court.Senior judges in Belfast today refused Geraldine Finucane leave to appeal their decision that the British Government was entitled to deny her such a tribunal.But it now clears the way for […]

A united Ireland – is there something in the air?

Posted By: March 14, 2017

Key figures from both sides of the peace line have their say on the notion of Irish unity   Gerry Moriarty. Irish Times. Dublin. Monday, March 13, 2017 Brexit, demographic shifts and the dramatic outcome of the Northern Assembly elections are all fuelling talk of a united Ireland, a Border poll, and joint authority.Many Unionists are nervous and in some cases […]

An independent Scotland could leave the North adrift

Posted By: March 14, 2017

Brexit has put a second Scottish independence referendum back on the agenda Peter Geoghegan. Irish Times. Dublin. Tuesday, March 4, 2017  In the mid-1990s, Tony Blair’s opposition Labor party was divided on the merits of Scottish devolution. Shadow Scotland secretary George Robertson confidently predicted an Edinburgh parliament would “kill nationalism stone dead”. Tam Dalyell disagreed. Devolution was “a motorway to […]

Detention of Tony Taylor “unjust and indefensible” – SF

Posted By: March 14, 2017

Derry Journal. Monday, March 13, 2017Raymond McCartney MLA with a large group of former Republican prisoners at a  billboard in Rossville Street Derry calling for the release of Tony Taylor.Sinn Fein representatives have called for the immediate release of Derry man Tony Taylor who has been incarcerated for a year without charge. Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney said that […]

Criticizing Foster isn’t misogyny— it’s just treating her like any other leader

Posted By: March 14, 2017

  Mary Kenny. Irish Independent. Dublin. Monday, March 13, 2017        Arlene Foster. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire Arlene Foster certainly broke a political glass ceiling in Belfast when she became the first woman chosen to lead the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in 2015, a movement whose founding father, Ian Kyle Paisley, seemed the […]

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