Sinn Féin won and DUP lost

Posted By: March 06, 2017

Tom Kelly. Irish News. Belfast. Mondy, March 6, 2017Best to get the congratulations and commiserations out of the way first. Elections as they often do, create winners and losers and this one was no different. Sinn Féin won,  and in style. They took the DUP to the wire, and a margin of a mere 1168 votes and one seat now separates […]

Crocodile bites back

Posted By: March 06, 2017

Alex Kane. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, March 6, 2017   The biggest gaffe of the DUP’s campaign was Arlene Foster’s line: “If you feed a crocodile it will keep coming back and looking for more.”She seemed to be describing Sinn Féin – with whom she has been in the executive since 2007 –as a cold, dangerous, greedy, reptilian beast. She also made […]

End of the unionist veto

Posted By: March 06, 2017

John Manley.Irish News. Belfast. Monday, March 6, 2017 The weather was pretty awful but the weekend mood in Nationalist areas across The North was buoyant. Having witnessed a slide in the green bloc’s vote for more than a decade, suddenly there was fresh hope for political change. While Sinn Féin led the resurgence, growing its popular vote by more than 29 percent since […]

Questions over DUP leader’s future

Posted By: March 06, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, March 6, 2017A surge in votes for Sinn Féin left the republican party with 27 seats – just one behind the DUP, which went into the election with 38.Mrs. Foster kept a low profile over the weekend, while public expressions of support for her have been conspicuous by their absence.Former economy minister Simon […]

Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India

Posted By: March 06, 2017

Private army: the East India Company had 260,000 soldiers at the start of the 19th century.Book review: Shashi Tharoor’s angry history of British rule in India is a timely response to empire nostalgiaDiarmaid Ferriter. Irish Times. Saturday, March 4, 2017 Diarmaid Ferriter is professor of modern Irish history at University College Dublin(Book Title: Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to IndiaISBN-13:978-1849048088; Author: Shashi […]

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