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Niall O’Dowd: We need a US envoy to the North more than ever

Posted By: September 03, 2017

Only a fool believes the problems in the North ended with the Belfast Agreement Niall O’Dowd. Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, September 2, 2017In 1985 a delegation of Irish-American leaders visited the US state department in Washington to seek a policy briefing on Northern Ireland.The desk officer in charge of Ireland explained to us that he had been given charge of Ireland because it […]

Will nationalists really back a united Ireland?

Posted By: September 02, 2017

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast.Saturday, September 2, 2017 TO avoid an economic border, Ireland should leave the European Union but remain within the single market, on condition that Britain does the same. What do you think of that for a solution to impending economic partition?I can see that you are not impressed. Presumably, you believe that Britain is unlikely to remain within the single […]

Resolve areas of dispute first

Posted By: September 02, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Saturday, September 2017 While the tone of Arlene Foster’s renewed attempt to facilitate the return of our devolved institutions was generally measured, she must have known in advance that her proposals were not likely to produce any form of breakthrough.The DUP leader’s main message in her speech on Thursday night was that the Stormont executive should be immediately restored, with […]

Possibility of executive in near future highly unlikely

Posted By: September 02, 2017

There are a number of ways Northern Ireland could be governed in the event of the Stormont executive being indefinitely mothballed. Political correspondent John Manley looks at the potential scenariosJohn Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, September 2, 2017.In many people’s eyes,  Sinn Féin’s rapid rejection of the DUP’s proposals to break the Stormont deadlock means the possibility of an Executive in the near […]

Health trust takes over running of care home shut down over failings

Posted By: September 02, 2017

SHUT DOWN: Ashbrooke Care Home in Enniskillen Seanín Graham. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, September 2, 2017THE Western Health Trust is to temporarily take over the running of a Co Fermanagh care home shut down by the watchdog over care failings – as they attempt to find new places for its seven remaining residents.In an unprecedented move, the trust has been officially […]

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