McDonald to take helm, calls for united Ireland

Posted By: January 22, 2018

Anthony Neeson. Irish Echo. Monday, January 22, 2018 Mary Lou McDonald will become the new president of Sinn Féin on February 10. photo   Sinn Féin’s president-elect has said that a united Ireland is the “best outcome for all our citizens.” Mary Lou McDonald was speaking in Belfast after she was named as Sinn […]

DUP holds Tories to ransom over assembly

Posted By: January 20, 2018

Sam Coates and  Patrick Maguire. The Times. London.Saturday, January 20, 2018   Relations between the DUP and the Tories are under increasing strain amid uncertainty over when the £1 billion promised as part of the confidence and supply deal to keep the Conservatives in power will be delivered.Next week will mark the first anniversary of the collapse of the Northern Ireland […]

Loughinisland: Drama as judge told to withdraw from Police Ombudsman collusion report case

Posted By: January 19, 2018

 Alan Erwin. Belfast Telegraph.January 19, 2018A judge who ruled that a damning report into the Loughinisland atrocity was unlawful should step aside from the case, the High Court heard on Friday. In a dramatic move, lawyers representing Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman and relatives of those killed in the massacre argued that Mr. Justice McCloskey should withdraw due to a potential perception […]

In Fairness to Brokenshire

Posted By: January 17, 2018

The Irish Echo. Letters to the Editor. January 17, 2018 Editor: Far be it from me to be too indulgent of Tory rulers in Northern Ireland. However, even this Fermanagh man is surprised by the negative publicity out-going secretary of state James Brokenshire received throughout his tenure in the North. Because of that negative publicity, […]

Twitter campaign highlights anti-Irish remarks

Posted By: January 17, 2018

RTE. Dublin. Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018   More than 1,000 Twitter account holders have so far shared their stories of encountering prejudice, rudeness, and ignorance A Twitter campaign to highlight prejudice against the Irish language and ignorant remarks made to Irish speakers in this country has reached more than one million people. The campaign using the […]

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