Gary Hart denounces US abolition of NI special envoy role as “tragic”

Posted By: September 01, 2017

Former envoy says ending role fits Trump’s pattern of international disengagementSimon Carswell. Irish Times. Dublin. Friday, September 1, 2017  The former US special envoy to Northern Ireland, Gary Hart, has condemned the proposal by the Trump administration to abolish the diplomatic role as “a sad, even tragic, decision.”Denouncing the proposal by US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, the former US Senator […]

NI politicians regret the axing of US envoy

Posted By: September 01, 2017

Angela Rainey. Belfast Telegraph. Friday, September 1, 2017 Plans to remove the American special envoy from Northern Ireland amid cuts to staff by the Trump administration have been met with disappointment by local politicians. The move was announced by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who plans to ‘retire’ at least half of his country’s envoys. Former Democrat Senator Gary Hart was […]

Sinn Féin’s income and spending outstripped other parties’ last year

Posted By: September 01, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, September 1, 2017Sinn Féin’s income and spending last year far outstripped that of Stormont’s other parties, fresh figures from the Electoral Commission reveal.The 2016 financial accounts for The North’s political parties with an income greater than £250,000 show Sinn Féin banked £1.18 million last year, while spending was £1.25m.Expenditure outstripping income is a common theme for […]

Envoy position “retired” as Trump cuts team

Posted By: September 01, 2017

Irish News. Belfast. Friday, September 1, 2017 THE US government has no plans to appoint a special envoy to the north as the Trump administration cuts back on its overseas diplomatic operations.US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has proposed abolishing more than half of envoys and according to reports, the Northern Ireland special envoy is among them.The last envoy to Northern Ireland was […]

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