Pressing need for vote on Irish unity says Sinn Féin

Posted By: March 14, 2017

Britain’s Brexit agenda turns deaf ear to concerns of Northern Ireland, claims O’NeillTim O’Brien. Irish Times. Dublin. Tuesday, March 14, 2017 There is an urgent need for a referendum on Irish unity as the British government has refused to listen to the majority of people in Northern Ireland over Brexit, according to Sinn Féin.Party leader in the North Michelle O’Neill […]

Unionism should worry less about Gerry Adams and more about its lack of vision

Posted By: March 13, 2017

Alex Kane. News Letter. Belfast.  Monday, March 13, 2017In the News Letter’s election supplement (February 23) I wrote: “So, March 2 has the potential to be the most important election ever in Northern Ireland. My gut instinct is that unionism will, just about, squeeze a majority – but it can’t be taken for granted. If it does lose that majority, though, the political dynamics […]

If Scotland leaves, England will lose the Brexit game

Posted By: March 13, 2017

Should Scotland and N Ireland leave the UK after Brexit, the term ‘Little England’ will really come into its own.Fifty-eight percent of the Scottish electorate voted to stay in the EU in last year’s membership referendum  Alastair Sloan.Aljazeera. Monday, March 13, 2017Alastair Sloan covers international affairs, politics and human rights for British newspapers and magazines.The union that binds together […]

Talks require fresh approach

Posted By: March 13, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Monday, March 13, 2017AN injection of fresh thinking is urgently required if the Stormont talks, which today enter the second of their scheduled three weeks, are not going to inevitably slide into a period of lengthy stalemate and angry recriminations.Nothing is impossible if a general degree of goodwill can be achieved, but few observers are expecting a positive outcome in […]

Stormont result changes the game for Sinn Féin

Posted By: March 13, 2017

Deaglan de Breadun. Irish News. Belfast.Monday,March 13, 2017 For a time, when the results of the Assembly election were coming in, one wondered if we were in a 1918 situation.That was of course the year of the Westminster general election where Sinn Féin won 73 seats out of the total Irish allocation of 105. If present-day Sinn Féin had come […]

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