Irish government can help deliver real progress on legacy killings

Posted By: July 04, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “Theresa May’s government has failed to act ‘with rigorous impartiality.’… The Conservatives bear the most responsibility for the irresponsibility, but the Irish government of Enda Kenny has a lot to answer for since they set The North adrift lest they be seen as supporting Sinn […]

Catholicism to overtake Anglicanism in the UK

Posted By: July 02, 2018

The Southern Star. Skibbereen. Cork. Monday, July 2, 2018 SOMETHING deeply ironic is at play in the fact that Catholicism is about to overtake Anglicanism as the dominant religion in Britain.  Research shows that more people attend Mass every Sunday than those who worship with the Church of England. What’s more, attendance at Anglican Sunday services has dropped by as much as 20%, […]

Border solution needs creativity from London, Dublin, and Brussels

Posted By: July 02, 2018

Deglan de Breadun. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, July 2, 2018HAVING grown up against a background of resounding political rhetoric about The Border, I find it hard not to be skeptical regarding more recent pronouncements on the question at European level, in the context of Brexit.When I was a small boy, Partition was the most talked-about issue in Irish politics.The border campaign […]

Attempt to “protect Foster” as RHI forced to wind down

Posted By: June 30, 2018

Connla Young. Irish News. Belfast.Friday, June 29, 2018THE RHI inquiry has been told there was an attempt to protect Arlene Foster as the failed scheme was being closed down.The claim was made yesterday as senior civil servant Chris Stewart was giving evidence.He was asked why references to the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister were taken out […]

Dear Arlene: Don’t be offensive – go on the offensive

Posted By: June 30, 2018

Patrick  Murphy.  Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, June 30, 2018 Dear Arlene,It is probably fair to say that in recent months you have had the worst media profile since Genghis Khan. Indeed, criticizing your politics, attitude, and behavior is almost a nationalist tradition by now.You will be glad to know (or maybe you do not care) that this column intends to avoid that tradition, […]

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