PSNI action plan to tackle shortage of Catholic recruits

Posted By: April 06, 2017

A new PSNI recruitment drive is to be launched in the autumn, and an advertising campaign will target “cold spots” across the north Deborah McAleese. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, April 6, 2017The PSNI has produced an action plan to tackle the chronic shortage of Catholics joining the force – but have ruled out the reintroduction of 50/50 recruitment.Recent recruitment drives have […]

Foster has thrown it away

Posted By: April 05, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “This Editorial from the leading and moderate Irish News  of Belfast is important reading for all Members of Congress interested in  equality, justice, and peace in Northern Ireland.” —Fr. Sean McManus Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 All political careers have their ups and downs, but […]

NIO must wake up to most serious political crisis for over a decade

Posted By: April 05, 2017

Secretary of State James Brokenshire said he would move legislation to restore the devolved institutions if there was a successful conclusion to the talks. Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, April 5, 2017We’re in the midst of the most serious political crisis for more than a decade, a position the two governments, but particularly the [Northern Ireland Office] NIO, have failed to […]

Legacy of North’s first female leader will be as woman who put union in peril

Posted By: April 05, 2017

  DUP leader Arlene Foster, first admired for her steely strength which was later seen as arrogance.    Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, April 5, 2017. When Arlene Foster stepped into Peter Robinson’s shoes in December 2015, it was hailed a progressive move for women’s rights and potentially a more socially tolerant DUP.Here was a former member […]

Some photo opps will be more closely scrutinized than others

Posted By: April 05, 2017

Arlene Foster’s reputation as a safe pair of hands was built on seven outwardly smooth years as Stormont enterprise minister. However, the RHI revelations have seen her legacy being re-examined. Business editor Gary McDonald reports Gary McDonald. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 BUSINESSES in The North generally embraced Arlene Foster during her seven years at the Department of Enterprise, Trade, and […]

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