PSNI must attract more Catholics

Posted By: April 20, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Thursday, April 20, 2017One of the most controversial – and effective – measures brought in as part of the Patten policing reforms was the introduction of 50:50 recruitment.Essentially, for every Protestant recruited to the ranks of the PSNI, a member of the Catholic community also had to be appointed. This initiative, which ran from 2001 until 2011, saw the number […]

Sinn Fein oozing confidence and unionists know what is at stake in General Election

Posted By: April 20, 2017

Suzanne Breen. Belfast Telegraph. Thursday, April 20, 2017It’s seven weeks until the Westminster election, but it’s already clear who our politicians reckon the winners and losers will be.After the shock of their poor performance in last month’s Assembly poll, the two main unionist parties know what is at stake.There were no flowery flourishes from either yesterday, just signs that […]

Arlene Foster’s Irish Language gesture, too little too late

Posted By: April 19, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus As ever with Foster, it’s too little too lateBrian Feeney. Irish News Belfast. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 It’s not a U-turn – yet – but it’s a beginning, brakes on, wheels turning.Last Wednesday as the latest aimless round of talks failed, Arlene Foster announced grandly: “I do intend […]

How McGuinness became the most popular politician in the north

Posted By: April 18, 2017

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday,  March 22, 2017 MARTIN McGuinness’s election as deputy first minister in 2007 was an occasion both unique and momentous.He was the first member of Sinn Féin in any of the party’s incarnations to lead an administration on this island.De Valera and Seán Lemass had been members of Sinn Féin but […]

Irish-Americans Outraged by Congressional Proposal to Kill Shareholders’ Resolutions

Posted By: April 18, 2017

                                                  Plan would sabotage Mac Bride PrinciplesCAPITOL HILL. Tuesday, April 18, 2016— A Congressional move to, in effect, eliminate shareholders’ advocacy for worthy causes has caused outrage among Irish-Americans.For many years, such advocacy—for social, […]

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