Prospect of imminent devolution return looks bleak

Posted By: September 02, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, September 2, 2017 THE prospects of an imminent return to devolution looked bleak last night after Sinn Féin flatly rejected DUP proposals for restoring an executive.Sinn Féin northern leader Michelle O’Neill said there was nothing new in Arlene Foster’s speech to her party’s executive on Thursday night.While many, including the Dublin government’s foreign affairs minister, cast Mrs. […]

Nothing new in DUP leader’s proposals

Posted By: September 02, 2017

“Although packaged differently and delivered in a more conciliatory tone, there was effectively nothing new in the former first minister’s proposals. She [Arlene Foster] said new thinking was required but ironically offered none.” John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, September 2, 2017While the talk in the wake of Arlene Foster’s speech to the DUP executive on Thursday night is of deepening crisis […]

Why Little England Brexiteers miss the point of the European Union

Posted By: September 01, 2017

Europe Letter: You don’t have to love the EU to see that it plays a vital rolePatrick Smyth in Brussels. Irish Times. Dublin. Thursday, August 31, 2017Self-destructive?: Theresa May seems to hate the European Court of Justice, but any post-Brexit trade deal will involve an ECJ by another name.  Photograph: Lukas Schulze/Getty When Voltaire suggested that “If […]

No devolution without Irish language act says Adams

Posted By: September 01, 2017

Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, August 31, 2017GERRY Adams has insisted there will be no restoration of devolution without a standalone Irish language act.The Sinn Féin leader was speaking as five Stormont parties came together in Belfast to voice support for legislation to promote and protect Irish.Sinn Féin, the SDLP, Alliance, the Greens and People Before Profit are backing the calls, with Irish […]

Time to fully respect the Irish language

Posted By: September 01, 2017

      Irish News Editorial. Belfast . Thursday, August 31, 2017 In many ways, it is a considerable pity that the debate over an Irish language act has become so closely intertwined with the discussions about the restoration of our devolved administration.The case for the specific legislation is overwhelming on its own merits and it is deeply disappointing that […]

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