England’s difficulty is Europe’s opportunity

Posted By: May 12, 2018

Patrick Murphy.Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, May 12, 2018Oh good, the French are back. In a modern re-enactment of 1798, the Irish are again celebrating the arrival of a French fleet to support the struggle against the accursed British.Well, this time it is not really a fleet, just Michel Barnier, a former conservative French cabinet minister who has come to help us rise up […]

Consultation on Troubles legacy opens

Posted By: May 11, 2018

David Young, Press Association. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, May 11, 2018The British government has formally unveiled a long-delayed consultation on proposals to deal with the toxic legacy of the Troubles, amid a political row over the exclusion of an amnesty for security force members.The four-month public consultation will seek to canvass views on a series of new mechanisms to investigate, […]

Consequences of Theresa May’s actions will be felt long after she’s vacated Number 10

Posted By: May 11, 2018

It looks like the legacy issue is back on iceJohn Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, May 11, 2018ALMOST a quarter of a century on from the IRA’s 1994 ceasefire, the legacy of the Troubles remains as toxic as ever.It is generally accepted there will never be an agreed narrative about the conflict but even efforts to move towards some […]

May talking nonsense

Posted By: May 10, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus “The victims of the British government—whether because of collusion or direct murder by police and security forces—  continue to suffer great injustice. And, now, the British prime minister exponentially adds to that injustice, by —in the words of the moderate Irish News of Belfast—‘talking nonsense.’ (See Editorial […]

David Ford says PSNI should tell Theresa May to “get off their turf” over Troubles legacy claims

Posted By: May 10, 2018

David Ford has said Theresa May’s comments were inaccurate.  Michael McHugh, Press Association. Irish News. Thursday, May 10, 2018FORMER Stormont justice minister David Ford has said the British prime minister had come close to political interference after she claimed the system for investigating the Troubles was unfair.Theresa May alleged some terrorists were not being pursued, as senior Tories […]

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