Evangelist Billy Graham once branded an “ally of Rome” by Paisley, dies

Posted By: February 22, 2018

Marie Louise McConville.Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, February 22, 2018Billy Graham, who has died at the age of 99, was once branded “an ally of Rome” by former DUP leader Ian Paisley.Although the founder of the Free Presbyterian Church toured America and formed strong links with some US Baptist churches, he criticized the evangelist for his efforts to meet and […]

Secretary of state declines to reimpose direct rule

Posted By: February 22, 2018

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, February 21, 2018               SECRETARY of State Karen Bradley has declined to reimpose direct rule but pledged to provide a Stormont budget in the coming weeks.The Tory MP yesterday fended off calls from the DUP to appoint British ministers and also did not rule out another Stormont election.Mrs. Bradley was updating […]

Coveney defends “indispensable framework for peace” as success of Good Friday deal questioned

Posted By: February 21, 2018

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, February 21, 2018TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney has described the Good Friday Agreement as an “indispensable framework for peace” that has helped forge political progress beyond expectations.The Fine Gael deputy leader told The Irish News that the 1998 accord was “the people’s agreement – reflecting resounding democratic support for peace.”His remarks come amid debate about the relevance […]

DUP MPs insist Brexiteers are RIGHT to say the Good Friday Agreement has “failed” after Irish minister slams Euro-skeptics for “irresponsibly” attacking the peace accord

Posted By: February 21, 2018

Tim Sculthorpe. Daily Mail. England. Tuesday, February 20, 2018Senior DUP MPs today endorsed claims from some Brexiteers that the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland had failed.Jim Shannon and Sammy Wilson said Sinn Fein’s refusal to form a power-sharing executive proved the 1998 peace accord no longer worked.The claim came amid warnings from Brexiteers the peace accord was […]

DUP will not publish talks detail. 

Posted By: February 21, 2018

News Letter. Belfast. Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Edwin Poots has said the publication of any of the talks’ papers would be “an act of bad faith.” The DUP MLA’s comments come after increasing calls from other politicians – including members of the UUP and the Labour Party – to reveal details of negotiations which collapsed […]

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