Byrne links compassion, peace

Posted By: March 01, 2017

 Orla O’Sullivan. Irish Echo. New York. Tuesday, February 28, 2017Lorna Byrne is in the U.S. for events.“I see angels physically as I see people, her books to be released in the U.S. The diminutive Irish woman has penned seven, several of which have topped the best-seller lists.“I’m dying for this,” she said, eyeing her almond croissant when we meet […]

How did Ireland come to be called the Emerald Isle?

Posted By: March 01, 2017

Sheila Langan@SheiLangan. Irish Central. February 23, 2017  Ireland’s resplendent greenery played a big part of course, but there’s more to the story of how it became known as the Emerald Isle. The term “The Emerald Isle” is synonymous with Ireland and its rolling hills and vales of green – at least forty shades, or so the famous Johnny Cash song goes. But how did […]

We need progress based on equality and respect

Posted By: March 01, 2017

Jim Gibney.Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 For political parties, all elections are important. For the electorate, all elections are not important. The electorate dip in and out of elections depending on their mood.Tomorrow’s election is one of those rare occasions when the mood of the people and the parties could well chime.That is understandable given the political crisis that […]

Councillor resigns from TUV

Posted By: March 01, 2017

Claire Simpson. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, March 1, 2017Belfast City councillor Jolene Bunting has resigned from the TUV. Picture from PacemakerTUV Belfast city councillor Jolene Bunting has resigned from the party.Ms Bunting, below, who became the city’s first TUV councillor in 2014, wrote on her Facebook page: “It is with a very heavy heart that I must […]

Elections aren’t even half the battle we face

Posted By: March 01, 2017

Brian Feeney.Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, March 1, 2017Three days from now we’ll know the outcome of the assembly election.What happens next? If you’ve been following the campaign at all for the last couple of weeks, you’ll know tomorrow’s election is not to a new executive but to new negotiations. They will take a long time.Certainly, any suggestion that Stormont […]

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