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Brokenshire to blame for latest talks failure

Posted By: July 05, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus“Any fool knows the DUP won’t can’t make a deal accepting equality and rights as the basis for returning to Stormont in the run-up to the Twelfth [of July].” Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, July 5, 2017Only our current proconsul [Secretary of State] professes to believe Sinn Féin and the […]

Orange Order parade ban warning in wake of Famine Song police probe

Posted By: July 04, 2017

 IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “The warning came after police began a probe into online footage from Saturday showing a crowd singing The Famine Song, which has been ruled to be racist by a Scottish court.”Daily Record. Scotland. Tuesday, July 4, 2017Council chiefs have made it clear the right to march is “not absolute” after police investigation launched into […]

“Curry my yogurt” pushed me towards Irish act

Posted By: July 04, 2017

Linda Ervine: “Curry my yogurt” pushed me towards Irish act Linda Ervine writing Irish on a white-board. News Letter. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Irish language campaigner Linda Ervine has said that she supports the idea of an Irish language act, adding that the incident in which Gregory Campbell mocked the language was a turning point […]

Stormont deal unlikely thanks to “hostile” atmosphere during marching season, Sinn Fein claims

Posted By: July 04, 2017

Conor Murphy accuses DUP of “lack of urgency” over ongoing talks to restore Assembly Michael McHugh and David Young. Belfast Live. Monday, July 3, 2017   A deal to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland is unlikely to materialize in the short term, given heightened tensions around the summer marching season, Sinn Fein has said.Ahead of a UK government […]

Sinn Fein: Relations with DUP at lowest ebb since 2002

Posted By: July 04, 2017

 Sean O’Driscoll. Belfast Telegraph. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Relations between the DUP and Sinn Fein are at their worst point in more than 15 years, Gerry Adams has said.The Sinn Fein president said that the atmosphere in talks had plummeted to a point where the DUP was seeking minimal contact and deliberately slowing the process.He added that David […]

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