UUP and DUP offer visions for a Protestant minority NI

Posted By: March 19, 2017

Following the recent poor election result for unionism, on Saturday the News Letter delved deep into data showing the religious make-up of Northern Ireland’s six counties since 1861. News Letter. Belfast. Sunday, March 19, 2017 The picture showed that Catholics now make up virtually as high a proportion as they did back then, while there […]

Irish town built a memorial to thank Native Americans who helped during Famin

Posted By: March 18, 2017 Saturday, March 18, 2017A sculpture of nine eagle feathers commemorates the time in 1847, during the Great Hunger, when the Native American Choctaw People donated a substantial amount of money to the Irish famine relief.In 2015, a statue was commissioned to be built in Midleton, County Cork, Ireland, to honor the kindness of the Choctaws. But the story begins […]

Catholic population set to dwarf Protestants in years ahead

Posted By: March 18, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   This chart represents children aged four and under in 2011. It asks a different question to the chart left: parents were asked what religion they were, or were being brought up in. 49.2% said Catholic, 36.4% Protestant or other Christian. The exact figures were 61,225 Catholics, 45,240 Protestants, 16,692 […]

Yanis Varoufakis: The IRA was terrorism – but so was the campaign of the British Army

Posted By: March 18, 2017

Ben Lowry. News Letter. Belfast. Saturday, March 18, 2017 (Ben Lowry (@BenLowry2) is News Letter, deputy editor) In the third and final part of his interview with YANIS VAROUFAKIS, Greece’s finance minister in 2015 when the country was on the verge of being pushed out of the euro, BEN LOWRY asks his views on Northern IrelandBen Lowry: Is it legitimate […]

Foster aide’s brother applied to RHI just weeks before cap

Posted By: March 18, 2017

Brendan Hughes. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, March 18, 2017THE brother of a senior adviser to Arlene Foster applied to the scandal-hit Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme just weeks before cost controls were introduced.Andrew Crawford was Mrs. Foster’s special adviser (spad) when she was enterprise minister, and her department launched the RHI scheme.He is one of two DUP spads embroiled in the RHI scandal […]

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