Keep bonfires away from homes

Posted By: September 21, 2017

Irish News Editorial.Belfast. Thursday, September 21, 2017 Given the near disaster caused by an Eleventh Night bonfire off Sandy Row in south Belfast, common sense would suggest that the best way to avoid a similar situation next year would be to move the pyre to another location.However, common sense seems to be in short supply when we are dealing with some Loyalist […]

EU’s Brexit envoy tells Britain: Border is your problem

Posted By: September 21, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, September 21, 2017 THE European Parliament’s key figure on Brexit has warned that not enough is being done to prevent a hard border in Ireland when Britain severs ties with Brussels.Guy Verhofstadt was speaking during a two-day fact-finding mission to Ireland.The former Belgian prime minister’s whistle-stop tour saw him visit Belfast interface areas yesterday morning before […]

Anti-Catholicism shouldn’t be allowed to be the last acceptable prejudice

Posted By: September 20, 2017

“Catholics need to become better at standing up for themselves, ” writes Michael Kelly  Michael Kelly.The Irish Catholic. Dublin. June 8, 2017 There has been much to criticize in the Catholic Church recently. And Catholics have not been shy about naming the serious wrongs that have been done in the name of the Church or by people within the Church.The […]

How the US special envoy to Northern Ireland functioned before Trump

Posted By: September 20, 2017

“This is a very useful summary of the role of the Special Envoy for Northern Ireland by Ray O’Hanlon, editor of the Irish Echo in New York City”— Fr. Sean Mc Manus Ray O’Hanlon @IrishEcho  Irish Echo. New York City. Tuesday, September 19, 2017  The first U.S. special envoy, George Mitchell. WikiCommonsAs the Trump administration seeks to […]

Kelly accuses Tories of duplicity over ombudsman Troubles probe

Posted By: September 20, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus Claire Simpson. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, September 20, 2017SINN Féin has accused the British government of “duplicity” amid a row over funding for Police Ombudsman probes into Troubles-era cases.Ombudsman Dr. Michael Maguire has warned that some inquiries may take up to two decades to complete due to pressure on resources.He told the BBC’s Spotlight […]

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