Northern Ireland can leave the UK for Europe, admit ministers

Posted By: March 29, 2017

Oliver Wright, Policy Editor | John Walsh. The Times. Tuesday, March 28, 2017David Davis, the Brexit secretary, left, has conceded that under the terms of the Good Friday agreement the government is obliged to offer Northern Irish voters a referendum on reuniting the country within the EU should polls show support for it. PAUL FAITH/afp/Getty Images Northern Ireland has the right to […]

Sinn Féin is now in a strong all-Ireland position

Posted By: March 26, 2017

Patrick Murphy.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, March 25, 2017IF the present state of Irish politics teaches us anything, it is that no-one could have foreseen the present state of Irish politics.It is the outcome of a series of random and unpredictable events at home and abroad in recent months, which have produced an unusual degree of political flux.Ireland’s future has rarely been more […]

The Guardian view on Martin McGuinness’s funeral: enlarging the definition of “us”

Posted By: March 26, 2017

Applause for Arlene Foster at the Republican leader’s Requiem sent an important message to Northern Ireland and a wider lesson to Britain   ‘Mrs. Foster saw the bigger picture by making the symbolic decision on the funeral. She must keep the bigger picture more  firmly in mind on these more substantial issues too.’ Photograph: WPA Pool/Getty Images […]

Our divisions underlined following Martin McGuinness’s death

Posted By: March 25, 2017

Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill (front), Mary Lou McDonald (middle) and  Gerry Adams (back), carry the coffin during the funeral procession of  former Deputy First Minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness,  ahead of his funeral at St Columba’s Church Long Tower, in DerryAlex Kane. Irish News. Belfast. 24 March 2017 01:00I tailed off a piece in Wednesday’s Irish News […]

Botched Brexit would make a united Ireland more likely, says Long

Posted By: March 23, 2017

Alliance leader Naomi Long believes a “botched Brexit” will increase support for a united Ireland. Irish News. Thursday, March 23, 2017 The East Belfast MLA told The Irish News that the British government’s “insensitive” attitude to The North had the potential to destabilize the devolved institutions and she warned against Downing Street “riding roughshod” over the region’s wishes.Speaking ahead of her party’s […]

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