A year of dramatic change and stalemate

Posted By: January 06, 2018

Mark Davenport. BBC NI. December 27, 2017 If Charles Dickens visited Stormont during 2017 he might have been tempted to describe it as both the best of times and the worst of times.During this year of dramatic change and enduring stalemate, the main Northern Ireland parties experienced some exhilarating highs and a few emotional lows.Dickens’ encapsulation of the ups and downs […]

Truth about Troubles deaths is likely to remain hidden forever

Posted By: January 06, 2018

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, January 6, 2018As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, it is becoming increasingly clear that the truth about most deaths in our great war will probably remain hidden forever.Sadly, for the relatives of those murdered across the land from Kingsmill to Loughinisland, there is unlikely to be a time when […]

Irish border issue post-Brexit not resolved says former PM

Posted By: January 05, 2018

 IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus Tony Blair, God bless him, is still doing good things for Ireland. More power to his arm.” — Fr. Sean McManus Tony Blair John Monaghan.Irish News. Belfast. Friday, January 5, 2018The issue of the border after Brexit has not been resolved and negotiations in December instead led to an “agreement […]

British government offers the Union no absolute protection: Gerry Adams

Posted By: January 05, 2018

Gerry Adams has said there is no “absolute protection” for the Union from the British government. Belfast Telegraph. January 4, 2018 Gerry Adams has said there is no “absolute protection” for the Union from the British government. The Sinn Fein President attacked the DUP’s pro-Brexit and pro-Union position.Unionists have warned that previous calls for a […]

Why is the Irish border where it is?

Posted By: January 05, 2018

James Wilson @jameswilson1919 Irish Central.May 11, 2017   In 1922 Sir Austen Chamberlain described the Irish border as “a compromise, and like all compromises is illogical and indefensible.” A century on many Irish people would argue the border remains just that when pressed for their thoughts on the snaking line that cleaves Ireland into two […]

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