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Grand Orange Lodge rage over media coverage but refuse to apologize for Hitler costume photos

Posted By: July 17, 2017

Grand Orange Lodge rage over media coverage but refuse to apologize for Hitler costume photos The group took to Facebook claiming that the images on the front of a Scottish newspaper were part of a “baseless agenda to attack.”Daily Record. Scotland. Sunday, July 16, 2017 The Grand Orange Lodge have slammed a Scottish newspaper for coverage of a Nazi and offensive costumes […]

Twelfth is over, trouble-free – so move along

Posted By: July 17, 2017

In many places, the Twelfth of July demonstrations are accompanied by a carnival atmosphere. To most Catholics, it is an alien and often surreal spectacleTom Kelly. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, July 17, 2017WELL, it’s not often we have good news in July but now that the Twelfth is over we should at least acknowledge that it was both peaceable […]

Germans tell Irish that the British are a “disgrace”

Posted By: July 16, 2017

 Ryan. Irish  Independent. Dublin. Sunday, July 16, 2017Senior German politicians told an Oireachtas delegation who traveled to the Bundestag that British politicians are a “disgrace” and their response to Brexit is “farcical.l”Two Irish senators and a TD were briefed by the German parliament’s finance committee on Britain’s decision to leave the EU.Fine Gael Senator Ray Butler, who attended the […]

Sinn Féin “will not compromise” on key talks issues

Posted By: July 15, 2017

ITV. Belfast. Saturday, July 15, 2017 Formal talks aimed at restoring devolution have largely been parked for the summer. Credit: PresseyeSinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill has reaffirmed that her party “will not compromise” on key issues in the talks aimed at restoring devolution in Northern Ireland.Speaking in Dublin on Saturday, Mr. O’Neill insisted her party would not go back into government […]

SDLP must listen and learn to avoid death

Posted By: July 15, 2017

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 15, 2017SO, how do you solve a problem like the SDLP? The party which once had a monopoly of nationalist votes is no longer a significant player in northern politics and it now faces an uncertain future.It is no longer represented in Europe or Westminster. In European elections, its vote fell from 190,000 in 1999 to […]

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