“Gestures” won’t make a real political difference

Posted By: June 29, 2018

Alex Kane.  Irish News. Belfast. Friday, June 29, 2018Arlene Foster attending the Ulster GAA final was never going to make a button of difference to how we do politics in Northern Ireland. And that’s because it didn’t herald a shift in the DUP’s thinking on same-sex marriage, abortion, Irish language or when and how a petition-of-concern could be deployed if the Assembly is […]

Conscience pointless if it is not acted upon

Posted By: June 29, 2018

Martin O’Brien. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, June 29, 2018 We live in startling and disturbing times.Who would have thought that we’d reach the sorry pass where the DUP is the only political party in Northern Ireland that unapologetically proclaims itself to be pro-life?Sinn Féin, displaying a penchant for totalitarianism that must trouble many of its (soon to be former?) voters, is denying […]

Court rejects bid to force the UK into policy on Ireland border referendum

Posted By: June 29, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus Victims campaigner to appeal the judgmentVictims campaigner Raymond McCord, Sr.Alan Erwin. Belfast Telegraph.Thursday, June 28, 2018A victims campaigner has lost his legal battle to have the British Government compelled to put in place a policy for holding a border poll in Northern Ireland.Lawyers for Raymond McCord […]

Catholics need closure on historic sectarian killings – priest

Posted By: June 29, 2018

Jun 29 at 8:33 AM  Colm Fitzpatrick. Irish Catholic. Dublin.Thursday,  June 28, 2018The British government needs to be held more accountable for the killing of Catholic nationalists during the Troubles if there is going to be “any kind of closure,” a prominent Northern Irish priest has said.Fermanagh priest and well-known civil rights advocate, Fr Joe McVeigh, said that there have […]

“Mindless bigots” daub Kill All Taigs slogan on Irish republican group’s Glasgow HQ

Posted By: June 28, 2018

Martin Williams. The Herald. Scotland. Wednesday, June 27, 2018AN IRISH republican group has condemned the “mindless bigots” who have painted a Kill All Taigs [derogatory name for Catholics] slogan on its Glasgow headquarters and a neighboring bar.Cairde na hEireann declared that “anti-Irish racism is very much alive in Scotland” after KAT was painted on its Gallowgate offices and Bar […]

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