Talks need expert help

Posted By: April 03, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Monday, April 3, 2017 It can safely be concluded that no other British government minister would want to change places with James Brokenshire, the embattled Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who is attempting to start another round of Stormont talks today.When he was appointed to his post in […]

Civil servants release RHI papers which DUP minister blocked

Posted By: April 02, 2017

Sam McBride. News Letter. Belfast. Friday, March 31, 2017.  Just last month a DUP minister blocked the release of documents which showed the reasoning behind Arlene Foster’s answer to a key question about the RHI scheme – but now civil servants have released that information to the News Letter. In a further example of how in the absence of […]

“Ian Paisley’s phone tapped while an MP” – Lord Prescott

Posted By: April 02, 2017

The security services tapped the phone of the late Ian Paisley while he was an MP, according to former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott.ITV, London. Sunday, April 2, 2017He claimed the former DUP leader had his calls tapped despite a long-standing convention that MPs should not have their communications monitored.Writing in his Sunday Mirror column, Prescott said then […]

The three reasons why Sinn Fein is boycotting Stormont

Posted By: April 01, 2017

Patrick Murphy. Irish News.Belfast. Saturday, April 1, 2017In an ideal world, Sinn Féin will not re-enter Stormont until after the next election – in The South, not The North.Since the world is far from ideal (especially in Ireland) the party might not get its way.However, aspiring to membership of Dublin’s next coalition government is one of three reasons why […]

Key Foster claim contradicted by her own RHI letter from 2013

Posted By: April 01, 2017

Sam McBride.News Letter, Belfast. Saturday, April 1, 2017   Arlene Foster wrote the letter in 2013 Arlene Foster wrote the letter in 2013 Sam McBride Email A letter has emerged which appears to contradict a key claim made by Arlene Foster and two senior civil servants. Mrs. Foster has consistently said that uptake of the RHI scheme was initially low and that this […]

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