The North’s Enduring Pathology: Anti-Catholic Bigotry

Posted By: April 07, 2017

  Fr. Sean Mc Manus, President, Irish National Caucus, Washington. “The whole map of Europe has been changed … but as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again.” (Winston Churchill. February 16, 1922). This oft -quoted statement of Churchill is fatuous and […]

Dramatic fall in Irish religious belief

Posted By: April 07, 2017

Republic of Ireland’s latest census was carried out last April BBC. NI.  April 6, l 2017 The number of people in the Republic of Ireland who identify as having no religion has increased by 73.6%, according to the latest census figures from the Central Statistics Office.The number of people who stated they had no religion increased from 269,800 […]

Which Taoiseach would be in the best interests of Northern Ireland?

Posted By: April 07, 2017

As the premier Enda Kenny prepares to step down, which of the two leading contenders to succeed him will make the most impact on Northern Ireland, asks Tom KellyTom Kelly. Belfast Telegraph. Thursday, April 6, 2017 Front-runners to take over as the Taoiseach are Simon Coveney and (pictured) Leo VaradkarDuring a St Patrick’s Day reception at Westminster this […]

What price is DUP willing to pay to restore devolution?

Posted By: April 07, 2017

The next few weeks could prove crucial for Arlene Foster’s  leadership of the DUP. Picture by Mal McCannAlex Kane. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, April 7, 2017I’m a little confused. (“What, even more, confused than usual, Alex?” as I’m sure lots of you are now shouting). And the source of my confusion is Sinn Féin’s approach to the […]

Truth commission risks re-traumatizing victims

Posted By: April 06, 2017

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, April 6, 2017As a new round of talks starts, this time with more structure than the haphazard, doomed to fail three weeks of shambolic sitting around that preceded it, there is little to convince me the outcome will be any different.There are now two weeks not three to hammer out a deal, although that could […]

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