RHI inquiry report highlights Stormont’s dysfunction but lacks bite

Posted By: March 14, 2020

Irish News Editorial.Belfast. Saturday, March 14, 2020 When the scandal surrounding the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme precipitated Stormont’s collapse in January 2017, it seemed to be a logical manifestation of the dysfunction long observed at the heart of the DUP and Sinn Féin administration.As the public inquiry into the ‘cash for ash’ shambles progressed and evidence accumulated, the ineptitude of those involved – […]

As damp squib report lands, Arlene sails on

Posted By: March 14, 2020

Brian Feeney. Irish News.Belfast.Saturday, March 14, 2020A damp squib, a dull thud, as the three volumes and appendices of the long-overdue RHI report fell flat yesterday afternoon.Excessively long, excessively prolix, never using one word when five were available, you wonder why it took a year to deal with responses from people criticized in the report. Criticized? No one got […]

RHI “should never have been adopted”

Posted By: March 13, 2020

  IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus “ An article from BBC NI and Irish News on the findings of the  RHI inquiry.” —Fr. Sean McManus Corrupt or malicious activity was not the cause of what went wrong with Northern Ireland’s failed energy scheme. BBC NI. Belfast. Friday, March 13, 2020The […]

[Mick Mulvaney, background information, from 2018 Irish Central article].

Posted By: March 07, 2020

Mick Mulvaney, Ireland’s closest ally in Trump White House, named Chief of StaffFrances Mulraney@FrancesMulraney  Irish Central.December  14, 2018  The grandson of immigrants from County Mayo is set to be Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff arguably the second most important job in Washington.President Trump’s current budget director Mick Mulvaney has been announced as the acting Chief of Staff, taking on one of […]

Successful royal visit avoids all mention of the Black and Tans

Posted By: March 07, 2020

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday,  March 7,  2020  As the fairy dust from this week’s royal tour remains glistening on the Irish landscape (yes, I’m making this up) apparently Anglo-Irish relations are at an all-time high.I’m not sure what that means, but it appears to be the thing to say after we have been visited by representatives of a medieval system […]

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