Orange lodges accept lotto funds despite Stormont claims

Posted By: April 10, 2017

Department’s assertion not borne out by figuresConnla Young.Irish News. Belfast. Monday, April 10, 2017DOZENS of Orange lodges and halls have received cash from lottery bodies despite claims by a Stormont department that many faith-based groups would not accept such funding.The Irish News revealed last week that a report had confirmed a DUP-driven grants scheme for community halls was weighted for the Protestant […]


Posted By: April 08, 2017

 Lisburn clergy carrying the cross for the annual walk of witness through the city last EasterMARK RAINEY. News Letter. Belfast. Saturday, April 8, 2017A Church of Ireland minister in Co Antrim has refused to take part in an annual Easterprocession because of theological differences with the Roman Catholic Church. The cross-community carrying of the cross […]

Sinn Féin on rocky EU-Gibraltar ground

Posted By: April 08, 2017

Sinn Féin on rocky EU-Gibraltar groundPatrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, April 8, 2017The European Union is showing an interesting difference in post-Brexit policy between its attitude to Spain in relation to Gibraltar and its attitude to Ireland in relation to the north.Gibraltar, it says, cannot be included in a trade deal between London and Brussels without Spain’s agreement. But the EU has […]

The ex-IRA men: “United Ireland? It’s all guff”

Posted By: April 08, 2017

A group of paramilitary veterans says Brexit won’t derail the peace process, violence won’t return, and they’ll never see a united IrelandSimon Carsell. Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, April 8, 2017Gerry McGeough is a prominent republican and former member of the provisional IRA and now a farmer in Co. Tyrone. He explains to Simon Carswell how Brexit is […]

Posted By: April 07, 2017

Civil rights movement marks 50th milestone Described by a founding member as ‘the most successful political force since partition’, events take place this weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association. John Monaghan. Irish News. Friday, April 7, 2017  HOUSING: Forty years on from occupying a house […]

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