Scottish parliament votes for second independence referendum

Posted By: March 29, 2017

MSPs pass motion to give Nicola Sturgeon the authority to begin negotiations with UK parliament on breakaway voteSeverin Carrell. Scotland editor. The Guardian. Tuesday, March 28, 2017Nicola Sturgeon has won a key Holyrood vote on her plans for a second independence referendum, triggering accusations from UK ministers that her demands are premature.Sturgeon won by a 10-vote majority after the Scottish […]

Time for DUP to accept the game’s up

Posted By: March 29, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   “There are two other important points that need to be borne in mind. First, Martin McGuinness’s resignation letter outlining his reasons for pulling down the Executive, citing crass DUP bigotry and their refusal to embrace equality, mutual respect and the all-Ireland dimensions of the Good Friday Agreement. Sinn Féin must […]

EU exit “will heavily impact the GAA”

Posted By: March 29, 2017

Andrew Madden. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, March 29, 2017THE GAA will be “heavily impacted” by Brexit, according to a leading figure in Gaelic games.Speaking to The Irish News ahead of a GAA-Brexit seminar yesterday, Mark Conway, founder of both Club Tyrone, the county team’s support network, and the GAA lobby group Of One Belief, warned of the implications potential a border […]

Secretary of state “out of depth”

Posted By: March 29, 2017

Irish News. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 AN article on an influential conservative magazine has branded Secretary of State James Brokenshire “hapless” and “out of his depth” after the failure of talks aimed at restoring devolution.The article on the website of The Spectator – a weekly magazine generally supportive of the Conservative Party – describes Mr. Brokenshire as British prime minister Theresa May’s “unlucky pick” […]

Brexit and implications for Ireland (Guest viewpoint)

Posted By: March 29, 2017

Congressman Richard E. Neal (D-MA). The Republican. Springfield. MA. March 17, 2017Twenty-five years ago, I was on a bus with then-Speaker of the House Tom Foley that was crossing the Border from the Irish Republic into The North. In what seems unthinkable today, the bus was boarded by heavily armed British soldiers and thoroughly searched. During the period of time known […]

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