RHI inquiry told of DUP bust-ups… and minister’s punch-up

Posted By: September 05, 2018

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, September 5, 2018. INTERNAL bust-ups and “dysfunctional” relationships among senior DUP figures have been exposed in the latest revelations around Stormont’s Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.Ahead of what is expected to be a dramatic evidence session involving former minister Jonathan Bell at the public inquiry tomorrow, the senior civil servant who oversaw the scheme’s closure has catalogued a […]

Labor peer blames DUP for shortcut to a united Ireland

Posted By: September 04, 2018

Brendan Hughes.Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 A Labour peer has branded Brexit a “shortcut to a united Ireland, thanks to the DUP.”Lord Adonis also said leaving the European Union was a “big boost to those who want to end the UK in Scotland and Northern Ireland.”The Remain-backing peer made the remarks on Twitter after new polling suggested a majority in […]

Notorious Brooke speech was public expression of unionism’s private view

Posted By: September 03, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to U.S. Congress by Irish National Caucus  “ Sir Basil Brooke’s infamous speech (1933), he ‘wouldn’t have a Roman Catholic about his own place,’ rings in the ears of Fermanagh Catholics, like me, just as George Wallace’s infamous speech (1963). ‘segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation […]

Majority in north back united Ireland if Brexit goes ahead, poll says

Posted By: September 03, 2018

Brendan Hughes. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, September 3, 2018A MAJORITY in the north would vote for a united Ireland if the UK leaves the EU, new polling suggests.Brexit going ahead could also lead to Scots voting for independence, according to the research by Deltapoll for Pro-European campaigners Best for Britain.A total of 52 percent surveyed in Northern Ireland said they would […]

Drew Harris: Garda take an outside chance on new commissioner

Posted By: September 02, 2018

  New inter-country security appointment is rare, and come with risks   Conor Lally Security and Crime Editor. Irish Times. Dublin. Saturday, September 1, 2018   When Drew Harris OBE takes up his position as Garda commissioner on Monday, he leaves behind his role as deputy chief constable of the PSNI. He swaps a complex […]

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