Ireland will not be pawn in Brexit talks says minister

Posted By: August 23, 2017

Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, August 23, 2017TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has said the British government’s stance on trading relations with the European Union after Brexit is “not a realistic position”.Speaking during a three-day visit to Canada, he said the Republic’s government is “confused and puzzled” by what trade agreement the UK wants with the EU.“At the moment they have the best trade deal possible, the […]

DUP criticism of Sinn Fein call for resumption of discussions s “stunt” hard to disagree with

Posted By: August 22, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, August 22, 2017 IT’S difficult to disagree with Simon Hamilton’s characterization of Sinn Féin’s call for the resumption of Stormont talks next week as a “stunt”.Granted, it may have been a reasonably clever stunt which on a slow news day created the impression that Republicans are eager to get the negotiations underway.Nevertheless, there was already a […]

“Carson Above Law”- MP

Posted By: August 22, 2017

 On This Day [in Irish history]Irish News, August 22, 1917 Eamon Phoenix. Irish News. Tuesday, August 22, 2017 In the House of Commons yesterday, Mr. Jeremiah MacVeagh (Nationalist, South Down) asked the Prime Minister (Mr. Lloyd George) whether his attention had been called to the fact that military courts in Ireland, acting under Martial Law, had sentenced young men to long terms […]

The State of Us: Irish identity is no longer fit for purpose

Posted By: August 21, 2017

Ireland’s old markers of land, nationality, and religion fail to reflect changes in societyFintan O’Toole. Irish Times.Dublin. Monday, August 21, 2017 If we were looking for a single number that would indicate what is genuinely distinctive about Ireland now, the number would have to be 17. It contains a remarkable paradox: 17 per cent of Irish people live abroad, but 17 per […]

North could lose out on millions of peace money

Posted By: August 21, 2017

Gareth McKeown. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, August 21, 2017 Former secretary of state Peter Hain has warned Theresa May to reconsider removing Britain from the European Court of JusticeWriting in The Irish News last week Theresa May said Britain would consider matching the hundreds-of-millions of pounds of EU structural funds committed to the northA FORMER secretary of state has warned the North could lose […]

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