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BREXIT BICKERING: Irish ambassador blasts UK for “lack of answers” over hard border

Posted By: November 23, 2017

BRITAIN has failed to provide clear answers on the future of the Irish border after Brexit, Dublin’s envoy to the UK has blasted. Tom Parfitt. The Sun. London. Wednesday, November 22, 2017Adrian O’Neill hit out at UK Brexit negotiators for failing to provide a “firm commitment” over the sensitive border issue.Theresa May has insisted the UK wants to avoid the re-introduction of […]

Anglo-Irish relations not what they were

Posted By: November 23, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, November 23, 2017FOR more than 30 years the once-frosty relationship between the governments in Dublin and London has been healthy.In tandem, they helped forge peace in Northern Ireland through a partnership cemented by their membership of the EU.However, in the aftermath of the UK’s June […]

Where Brexit Hurts: The Nurses and Doctors Leaving London

Posted By: November 23, 2017

 KATRIN BENNHOLDNOV. New York Times. November 21, 2017 LONDON — Tanja Pardela is leaving London. Her last day is Nov. 26. She wells up talking about it. She will miss jacket potatoes, and Sunday roasts, and her morning commute — past playing fields, small children in school uniforms and a red telephone box — to the hospital where she has been […]

Martin has nothing to lose by being tough on Sinn Féin

Posted By: November 22, 2017

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, November 22, 2017Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is in a bit of pickle.This time last year the future was looking bright. He had presided over one of the most miraculous recoveries since Lazarus. In 2011 Fianna Fáil was turfed out of office after the financial crash. The party slumped from 71 seats to an incredible […]

People and radical ideas center of Adams thought

Posted By: November 22, 2017

Jim Gibney.Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, November 22, 3017 As he spoke the last few sentences of his last speech as president of Sinn Féin, (I can hardly believe I have just written those words) Gerry Adams looked down from the podium, where at ard fheiseana he has stood for 34 years, towards his wife Colette and family and spoke about their love […]

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