Politicians need to get a grip on our current dire situation, or the consequences could be horrendous

Posted By: August 16, 2019

In August 1969  British troops were deployed onto the streets of Northern Ireland as part of Operation Banner. Alex Kane.Irish News. Belfast. Friday, August 16, 2019Operation Banner began the day after my 14th birthday.Fifty years on and the headlines in Northern Ireland are dominated by Martina Anderson’s use of ‘Tiocfaidh ár lá [Our day will come]at a Hunger Strike commemoration; […]

Former congressman warns Britain to “beware” promises of speedy trade deal with the US

Posted By: August 16, 2019

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, August 14, 2019THE joint-chairman of powerful Irish-American committee has described a senior US official’s claims of a speedy post-Brext trade deal with Britain as a “political and economic mirage”.Former Congressman James Walsh, co-chair of Washington’s Ad Hoc Committee to Protect the Good Friday Agreement, again stressed that Congress would not endorse a trade deal if […]

 DUP efforts at outreach now look like a cosmetic exercise

Posted By: August 15, 2019

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus  John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, August 14, 2019 FOR years the so-called Derry Model has been an example of how negotiation and compromise can help resolve contentious parades without either side appearing to lose face.But the trust and respect that has been built over nearly two decades were almost wiped out […]

God rest Mrs. Doherty’s brave and noble Irish soul

Posted By: August 15, 2019

  Fr. Sean McManus. Letter to Editor. Irish News. Belfast. Published Thursday, August 15, 2019.THE article on the death of Margaret Doherty, mother of the 1981 hunger striker Kieran Doherty, brought back memories of a sad time (August 9).I had the honor and privilege of being of a little service to the Doherty family when Kieran died.When his body was brought […]

McCord launches legal challenge against suspending parliament to force no-deal Brexit

Posted By: August 15, 2019

 Alan Erwin. Belfast Telegraph.Wednesday, August 14, 2019A victims campaigner is mounting a legal challenge aimed at preventing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspending parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit. Raymond McCord issued proceedings at the High Court in Belfast, claiming any such move to ensure the UK leaves the EU on October 31 without a withdrawal agreement would be an “unconstitutional […]

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