Sinn Féin strategy dominated by unity

Posted By: August 18, 2017

Alex Kane. Irish News. Belfast.  Friday, August 18, 2017    Speaking last week, Danny Morrison—who is usually close to the mark about what Sinn Féin is thinking – said: “I think we’re at a crux here now and I don’t think there’s going to be an Assembly or an Executive, despite all the parties pledging that they want that back. It’s […]

Father Coyle relatives visit Birmingham to film documentary on murdered priest for Irish televisio

Posted By: August 17, 2017

By Greg Garrison | — Birmingham News. January 30, 2010  Father James E. Coyle and his sister, MarcellaDocumentary filmmaker Pat Shine of Ireland,  grandnephew of the Rev. James E. Coyle, is  visiting Bir- mingham this week to work on  a documentary about the Catholic priest  murdered in 1921. Shine’s grandmother was  a sister of Coyle.The murder trial was historic, partly because […]

United Ireland will not be based on “50 per cent plus one”

Posted By: August 16, 2017

Brexit has made Irish unity more likely, but we need to reunify people first   Fintan O’Toole. Irish Times. Dublin.Tuesday, August 15, 2017  Among the many madnesses of Brexit is the license it gives for loose talk about a united Ireland. As, for example, in a recent letter to The Irish Times from Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams: “the Good Friday Agreement… allows for Irish […]

Fianna Fáil moving towards SF coalition

Posted By: August 16, 2017

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 There was a time when there would have been a common policy on Brexit, between the Irish government and northern nationalist representatives. Any chance of that now?During his time as SDLP leader John Hume made sure that to all intents and purposes the SDLP acted as the Irish government in The North. Senior […]

May must reach out to skeptics

Posted By: August 16, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Wednesday, August 15, 2017 Finally, after months of vagueness and confusion, we are seeing some detail in terms of how the British government envisages the post-Brexit landscape.It is only the start, but at least we can now begin a proper discussion on actual proposals as opposed to the alarming lack of information beyond the aspirational that has thus […]

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