Polls show final alienation of northern nationalists from the British government

Posted By: September 05, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to the U.S. Congress by Irish National Caucus “This article by Belfast columnist Brian Feeney may be one of his most alarming—and, therefore, a must-read  for the Members of Congress and Staff who are concerned about equality, justice, and peace in Northern Ireland Mr. Feeney declares that the British Government and […]

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 […]

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