Arlene’s old attitudes leading DUP nowhere

Posted By: May 24, 2017

The DUP has gone backward under Arlene Foster’s leadership. Picture  by Brian Lawless/PA Wire. Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, May 24, 2017THEY say generals fight the last war and officers spend peace time studying the tactics of the victories of the last war.The same is true of economists and political leaders, none more so than Arlene Foster […]

Not for the first time, James Brokenshire is making things worse in Northern Ireland

Posted By: May 23, 2017

The Northern Ireland secretary’s questions on Jeremy Corbyn and the IRA are valid. But he shouldn’t be asking them for the sake of the Tory campaign. By Patrick Maguire. The New Statesman. Monday, May 22, 2017[Patrick Maguire writes about politics and is the 2016 winner of the Anthony Howard Award.] The consensus is an elusive thing in Northern Irish politics. […]

Number of Irish-Americans in the US is fading fast, with further drops expected

Posted By: May 20, 2017

Rebecca Lumley. Irish Independent. Dublin . May 17 20The number of people claiming to be Irish-American has fallen dramatically in the last few years and is only set to drop further, according to a Pew Research Center report.People who declared Irish-American ancestry in the US dropped by 4.2 million between 2009 and 2015, setting a course for the number […]

McGrory faced unfair criticism

Posted By: May 18, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “… there is no doubt that [McGrory] as the first Catholic holder of this office he was subjected to a level of deeply unfair and highly personal pressure …” “The Irish News, below —like any informed and knowledgeable commentator— recognizes that sadly Anti-Catholicism is still a virulent […]

Mc Grory faced unfair criticism

Posted By: May 18, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Thursday, May 18, 2017 Barra Mc Grory has insisted that his decision to step down as Director of Public Prosecutions after five years in the role is not due to the continuing controversy over legacy cases.However, there is no doubt that as the first Catholic holder of this office, he was subjected to a level of deeply unfair […]

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