Adams decision will see party look south for future direction

Posted By: November 20, 2017

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, November 20, 2017SATURDAY night’s Sinn Féin Ard Fheis was historic for more reasons than Gerry Adams announcing his retirement.Of course, that announcement got all of the publicity including lengthy heavyweight political obituaries of Adams.After all,  he has been the dominant figure in Irish republicanism for over 40 years, ever since he emerged as the […]

McDonald in pole position to assume SF presidency

Posted By: November 20, 2017

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, November 20, 2017SINN FÉIN’S Mary Lou McDonald is the clear favorite to take over the role as party leader when Gerry Adams steps down next year.The Sinn Féin deputy leader was described recently by her party colleague Carál Ní Chuílín as “one of the most formidable women in politics.”Born in May 1969, she was raised in […]

Hello Mary Lou – Adams’ likely successor could be first female Taoiseach

Posted By: November 20, 2017

Niall O’Dowd@niallodowdIrish Central. November 20, 2017 The transition from Sinn Fein leadership with Gerry Adams stepping down and Martin McGuinness tragically passing away is causing whiplash for many observers so used to decades of continuity in the Sinn Fein top jobs.Adams and McGuinness seem certain to be replaced by Michelle O’Neill, already in situ in the North, and Mary Lou McDonald […]

Mum knew Francis’s killing was unjustified

Posted By: November 18, 2017

 …I wish she had lived to hear coroner say soBrother of boy (11) shot dead by army rubber bullet tells of mixed feelings at inquest rulingClaire Simpson. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, November 18, 2017   Schoolboy Francis Rowntree was killed by a rubber bullet in April 1972. Photo courtesy of the family. A brother of 11-year-old rubber […]

Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, November 18, 2017

Posted By: November 18, 2017

Brexit: Leo Varadkar demands border promise before trade talks TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has demanded a commitment that there will be no return to a  “hard border” in a fresh clash with Theresa May over Brexit.Attending a European summit in Sweden, the Fine Gael leader made clear that Brexit negotiations could not move to a second phase until the future status of […]

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