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Irish question center stage in Brexit bartering

Posted By: April 29, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast, Saturday, April 29, 2017 The vote last June in favor of Britain leaving the EU has set in train a process that will have profound consequences for the UK and may ultimately herald the break-up of the Union.People in Scotland and Northern Ireland voted decisively in favor of remaining in Europe leading to Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon seeking […]

Police officer was unaware of murders in area where 40 people were kille

Posted By: April 29, 2017

Connla Young. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, April 29, 2017 A POLICE officer told ombudsman investigators he was not aware of any murders in an area of Co Tyrone where more than 40 people were killed over four years in the 1990s.An investigation found that the officer wrongly recorded the discovery of a gun, ammunition, and manuals near Dungannon last year as ‘property […]

The European Union must help to protect our hard-won peace

Posted By: April 29, 2017

Deaglan de Breadun. Irish News. Saturday, April 29, 2017 Does Europe care? Let’s hope so because it is crucially important.I refer to the need to ensure that any agreement between Brussels and the United Kingdom on the latter’s departure from the European Union takes full and proper account of the hard-won peace on this island of ours.Much has been written about […]

United Ireland has moved from vague aspiration to potential reality

Posted By: April 29, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, April 29, 2017   If a week is a long time in politics, then ten months is an exceedingly long time in which anything can happen.Ahead of last June’s EU referendum, Irish unification was rarely mentioned in serious conversation, while the relative stability of the Stormont institutions suggested that even Sinn Féin was beginning to […]

Provision to be made for north to rejoin EU in event of Irish unity

Posted By: April 29, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, April 29, 2017EUROPEAN leaders are today expected to agree on measures that would enable the North to automatically rejoin the EU in the event of a united Ireland.The leaders of the 27 post-Brexit member states are meeting in Brussels where they aim to adopt guidelines for managing the UK’s withdrawal formally.Ahead of […]

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