Change coming among Protestant pupils says ex-minister as Catholic schools dominate league table Education minister

Posted By: March 23, 2018

  News Letter.UK. Thursday, March 15,  2018 Catholic schools are overwhelmingly dominant at the very top of the Province’s A-level league table – but a former education minister has said a cultural shift underway in unionist communities may see this change. Peter Weir, DUP MLA for Strangford, was speaking after figures were published revealing that […]

Testimony by Relatives for Justice, Mark Thompson

Posted By: March 22, 2018

Commission on Security & Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) – March 22nd 2018   ‘Dealing with the past’: including accountability for past abuses and collusion, the need of surviving family members for justice & closure, and reform of policing       Firstly may I take this opportunity to thank this distinguished Committee, Chairman […]

Congressional pressure needed now more than ever

Posted By: March 22, 2018

                                                                    The Border re-emerges as enduring fault lineCAPITOL HILL. Thursday, March 22, 2018— Irish-Americans all across the United States welcome the Congressional Hearing “The Good Friday Agreement at […]

DUP: draft contains no detail on how “backstop” will work

Posted By: March 20, 2018

News Letter. Belfast. Monday, March 19, 2018 The DUP has reacted to today’s draft deal between the British government and the EU by stressing that it does not contain any definitive blueprints for the post-Brexit border. Following the release of the government’s dense, 129-page draft deal document, much of the focus was on the clause […]

European court rules “Hooded Men” were not tortured

Posted By: March 20, 2018

  Liam Shannon, Francis McGuigan, Jim Auld Joe Clarke, Kevin Hannaway, and Brian Turley. Some of the Hooded men on the way out of the High Court in Belfast after an earlier hearing. Picture by Hugh Russell.   Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, March 20, 2018 The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a request […]

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