Long: British impartiality undermined by DUP links

Posted By: March 26, 2018

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, March 26, 2018The British government’s ability to act impartially in the Stormont negotiations was undermined by its close relationship with the DUP, Alliance leader Naomi Long has claimed.The East Belfast MLA said the Tories’ confidence and supply deal with Arlene Foster’s party led to a sense that the British government “had one hand tied behind their back” […]

Shadow Assembly a ‘retreat’ from power-sharing and would lack credibility: Sinn Fein

Posted By: March 25, 2018

 Jonathan Bell. Belfast Telegraph. Saturday, March 24, 2018Sinn Fein has said a shadow Assembly established in the absence of the Northern Ireland devolved institutions would represent a “retreat” from power-sharing saying it would lack credibility.The party called again for the British and Irish governments to intervene to resolve the outstanding issues blocking a return to government.Arlene Foster, in her speech […]

Hooded Man: “They asked me to count to ten; I refused in case I couldn’t do it”

Posted By: March 25, 2018

A European court ruled that the 14 men “did not occasion suffering of the particular intensity and cruelty implied by the word torture.”Source: Leah Farrell via The Dublin. Sunday, March 25, 2018THIS WEEK, A landmark ruling was given in the case of the “Hooded Men” – fourteen men who say they were tortured by British forces during the Troubles.The men, ten of […]

Two priests from opposite sides of Northern Ireland’s sectarian divide have  something to say about forgiveness

Posted By: March 25, 2018

 Matthew Bell. Pittsburgh NPR News Station.Friday, March 23, 2018Just say the name of the second biggest city in Northern Ireland, and you might also be revealing your sympathies. Call it “Londonderry” and people here could suspect that you’re on the side of the Protestant loyalists. And if you say “Derry,” well, that’s what the Catholic nationalists call the city. In an attempt at […]

We must not let Brexit be a betrayal like Anglo-Irish Agreement

Posted By: March 24, 2018

Adam Kula. News Letter. Belfast. Friday,  March 23,  2018 Unionists must be vigilant to ensure that a crucial issue at the heart of the Brexit talks does not result in an Anglo-Irish Agreement-style “betrayal” of Northern Ireland. That is the view of UUP MEP Jim Nicholson, who made the remarks amid deepening unionist concern over […]

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