“Additionality” adds up to one for you, one for me

Posted By: August 26, 2017

The fact that an Ulster-Scots language does not exist is neither here nor there. Newton Emerson. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, August 26, 2017AS the Western world is gripped by statue-toppling hysteria, Northern Ireland turns out to be a beacon of reason amid the maelstrom.We have had the argument over contentious civic symbols before, obviously – in the main at local council level. Having […]

Danny Morrison warns of slim prospects for Stormont’s restoration

Posted By: August 26, 2017

Danny Morrison said relations in the executive began deteriorating when Peter Robinson pulled the plug on the Maze-Long Kesh peace centre.  John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, August 26, 2017SINN Féin’s former director of publicity believes Stormont is facing an “existential crisis” and there is little prospect of Republicans returning to an executive in the near future.Danny Morrison’s bleak assessment of the […]

PSNI denied appeal against order to disclose files linked to informer

Posted By: August 26, 2017

Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, August 26, 2017THE PSNI has been denied permission to appeal a High Court order for disclosure of files held on a loyalist informer at the centre of alleged state collusion withparamilitary killers.A judge refused leave to seek to overturn his autumn deadline for police to produce all relevant documents in two major legal actions. But lawyers […]

Paisley “favored religious fundamentalists over deputy”

Posted By: August 25, 2017

Éamon Phoenix. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, August 25, 2017 DUP politician Peter Robinson believed the union was “finished.” Among the files released today is a confidential report by an NIO official on a meeting with Mr. Robinson, deputy leader of the DUP at the time. Danny McNeill, in a ‘note for the record’ dated October […]

Death of former IRA man and author Sean O’Callaghan

Posted By: August 25, 2017

Irish Echo Staff. Irish Echo. Thursday, August 24, 2017, Irish Echo Staff Sean O’Callaghan, a onetime IRA member who became an informer, and then wrote about his experiences in a book entitled “The Informer,” has died.O’Callaghan, who was described in reports as both 62 and 63, died in Jamaica, reportedly while swimming in a swimming pool.He was visiting his daughter, […]

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