Tony Blair has warned that Brexit will prove to be problematic for the peace process

Posted By: December 04, 2017

Gavin Cordon.Irish News. Belfast. Monday, December 4, 2017. The free flow of goods across the border will come to an end if Britain leaves the single market and customs union, according to former British prime minister Tony BlairThe European Union cannot allow the continued free flow of goods across the Irish border if Britain is outside the single market and the customs union, […]

Former IFI chief puts forward border plan proposal

Posted By: December 04, 2017

Under William McCarter’s plan, current cross-border arrangements would remain in place after Brexit.Seamus McKinney. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, December 4, 2017One of Ireland’s most successful businessmen has put forward an eight-point plan which he believes will break the Brexit Irish border impasse.The former head of the International Fund for Ireland William McCarter proposes that the EU agrees a“special customs union and free trade […]

Northern Ireland Could Be Brexit’s Biggest Casualty

Posted By: December 02, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus With no government in Belfast and the border issue unresolved, anxiety grows about the country’s future. Yasmeen Serhan. The Atlantic. Washington, DC. Friday, December 1, 2017 If the ever-stalling Brexit negotiations range in character from bewildering to boring, there was at least something familiar about them this week. To wit, the […]

Ireland’s border options represent political heresy

Posted By: December 02, 2017

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, December 2, 2017  The British are a right shower. That appears to be a reasonable summary of Anglo-Irish relations as viewed from Dublin these days.You will notice that it differs somewhat from Ireland’s previous foreign policy… (Sure didn’t Her Majesty come here herself and say something in Irish?)Last week’s patriotism has become this week’s treachery. As […]

Amnesty plans will exclude former RUC

Posted By: December 02, 2017

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, December 2, 2017 FORMER members of the RUC will not be eligible for a proposed ‘amnesty’ under British government plans for a statute of limitations on historic investigations into State killings. Controversial proposals for a statute of limitations, which would end investigations into killings by soldiers before the signing […]

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