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Brexit talks will be “most important in Republic’s history”

Posted By: June 17, 2017

Claire Simpson. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, June 17, 2017The Republic’s new foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney. Picture by Brian Lawless, Press AssociationBREXIT talks between the UK and the European Union will be “one of the most important set of negotiations in the recent history of our country”, the Republic’s new foreign affairs minister has said.Cork TD Simon Coveney welcomed […]

Orange Order chief wrote to ‘King Rat’ thanking him for his support during the Drumcree stand-off

Posted By: June 17, 2017

  Connla Young. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, June 17, 2017IMPASSE: Right, Ian Paisley, David Trimble, and Harold Gracey talk to the police on the  Garvaghy Road. It has now emerged Mr. Gracey wrote to Billy Wright, known as King Rat,  above, after the successful 1995 paradeA senior member of the Orange Order wrote to notorious sectarian […]

Orangeman John Aughey found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm after hitting teenager with car after Ardoyne march

Posted By: June 15, 2017

John Aughey pictured at an earlier court appearance. Picture by Hugh RussellIrish News. Belfast. Thursday, June 15, 2017An Orangeman showed no emotion today as he was convicted of driving over a teenage girl, trapping her under his Nissan car after “plowing” into a crowd of protesting nationalists over a banned loyalist parade at a contentious north Belfast interface two […]

Can DUP honor faith of working-class loyalists?

Posted By: June 15, 2017

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, June 15, 2017 A NEW political era doesn’t quite do justice to the remarkable outcome of last week’s election.What a reversal of fortunes for Arlene Foster, having gone from looking like her leadership position was untenable to propping up a Conservative government.She looked understandably delighted with herself when along with DUP deputy leader Nigel […]

Loyalist hopes over DUP’s deal “may see rise in parade ten see rise in parade tensions”

Posted By: June 15, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   “Why, in God’s name,  do middle-age Orangemen (as distinct from young soccer hooligans) want to parade where they are not wanted in poor all-Catholic areas— in their Orange Sashes, bowler hats, and Union Jacks, while often playing Anti-Catholic tunes? (See article below). What pathology is going […]

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