We need an astrologer to predict what happens next on Brexit

Posted By: December 01, 2018

Patrick Murphy.Irish News. Saturday, December 1, 2018 One of the more pressing problems in our society is that you can never find an astrologer when you need one.As we face the political unknown over the next ten days, we could do with a few of them to predict what is likely to happen over Brexit.So, in the absence of astrologers, […]

Six GOP senators put hold on E3 Irish visa bill in major surprise

Posted By: December 01, 2018

Niall O’Dowd@niallodowd Irish Central.Saturday, December 1, 2018  There is unexpected opposition from Republicans to the E3 visa bill which would benefit the Irish, and it is unclear if it can be overcome.Six Republican senators have put holds on the E3 visa bill which would grant at least 5,000 work visas a year to Ireland IrishCentral has learned. The visas would come […]

Arrest journalists over Loughinisland massacre documentary branded “PSNI-inspired police investigation”

Posted By: December 01, 2018

Irish News. Belfast. Saturday,  December 1,  2018  NUJ protest at Musgrave Police station Picture by Hugh Russell.The absence of “a single Durham police officer” in Belfast yesterday reveals that the arrest of two journalists who produced a documentary on the Loughinisland massacre “is a PSNI-inspired investigation.”Award-winning reporters Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey reported to Musgrave Street station for questioning, where “a PSNI […]

ANALYSIS: Peter Robinson’s climbdown shows unionism still lacks the capacity for and self-criticism

Posted By: December 01, 2018

Mixed messages from former leaderJohn Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, December 1, 2018THERE have always been two sides to Peter Robinson. There’s the contemplative, strategic thinking, pragmatist but there’s also the shrewd populist politician who knows when to keep his thoughts to himself in case he’s branded too soft on nationalism. In recent weeks we’ve heard from both.In the first instance, with remarks […]

The UK is not a “nation,” despite what Theresa May says

Posted By: November 29, 2018

 IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus  Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 At first sight, Theresa May’s so-called ‘letter to the nation’ pleading for support for her deal is just another typically provocative and divisive use of the terminology she always chooses to describe the UK which qualifies as a nation under no […]

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