47% of higher education students are Catholics and 30% Protestants

Posted By: June 28, 2017

 Michael Sheils McNamee. Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, June 28, 2016New figures released by the Department of the Economy have shown that there is around one-third more Catholic students than Protestant students in Northern Ireland’s higher education institutions.Out of the 43,415 NI resident students that enrolled in higher education for 2015/2016, 47.4% (20,595) were ‘Roman Catholic’, 30.2% (13,125) were ‘Protestant’, and 22.3% of students […]

Victims group angry over DUP-Tory deal on legacy

Posted By: June 28, 2017

Brendan Hughes. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, June 28, 2017Paul O’ Connor of the Pat Finucane CenterA VICTIMS group has hit out at how legacy matters are referred to in the Tory deal with the DUP amid growing concerns of “side deals” on Troubles issues.The section on legacy matters praises the “courage and sacrifice of the police and […]

Side deals are the real Tory-DUP deal

Posted By: June 28, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus“You might note that ‘both parties [the DUP and Conservative Party] adhere fully to their respective commitments’ in the GFA but only the ‘Conservative Party reiterates its steadfast support’ for the GFA and commits to ‘close cooperation with the Irish government’. The DUP has never supported the Good Friday Agreement or cooperation with Dublin.” Brian Feeney. Irish […]

This shoddy DUP deal will ultimately cost Theresa May far more than £1bn

Posted By: June 28, 2017

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)The prime minister has just given every single voter in Britain a genuine grievance. If ever there was proof of her ineptitude, this is surely itMartin Kettle. The Guardian.London. Monday, June 26, 2017When Martin McGuinness arrived in 10 Downing Street for his first talks with Tony Blair in the build-up to what became the Good Friday agreement, he looked […]

The prime minister is governing as if she has a majority and a mandate. She needs to learn that she has neither

Posted By: June 28, 2017

The Guardian view on the Tory-DUP deal: Theresa May is in denialEditorial. Monday, June 26, 2017During the also failed to win her Brexit mandate. Mrs. May’s current problem is that she has not yet properly come to terms with either of these outcomes.On Monday Mrs. May demonstrated this in two dangerous ways. In the first, she struck a Westminster deal with […]

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