Martin will not confront Sinn Féin on The North but hopes to subsume their united Ireland stance

Posted By: July 18, 2020

Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, July 18, 2020  Why is Micheál Martin treading softly with northern Sinn Féin?As a resolute critic of southern SF, he refused to even consider joining them in coalition. Yet prior to his first northern visit as taoiseach, he was reluctant to join in the other parties’ criticism of Bobby Storey’s funeral.On one level, he appears to be […]


Posted By: July 18, 2020


Taoiseach to take “pragmatic'”approach to North/South relations

Posted By: July 16, 2020

Tommie Gorman.. Northern Editor. RTE. Thursday,  July 16,  2020  Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he will take a “pragmatic” approach to relations between North and South.Today Mr Martin held talks at Stormont with First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during what was his first visit to Belfast since taking office.They discussed a range of issues including […]

PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne apologizes unreservedly to Loughinisland journalists for ‘distress and upset’ of wrongful searches

Posted By: July 16, 2020

Maeve Connolly.Irish News. Belfast.Thursday, July 16, 2020 The PSNI Chief Constable has apologised to Loughinisland journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney after the Court of Appeal ruled that police had wrongly obtained warrants to search their homes and offices. Chief Constable Simon Byrne today offered “an unreserved apology” to the investigative journalists and their families […]

A Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael merger is predicted but which party will come out on top?

Posted By: July 15, 2020

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Change is coming. Former Fianna Fáil taoiseach Bertie Ahern says it’s possible Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will merge, but ‘not in the foreseeable future’. Then, almost contradicting himself, he added that for the next few years FF and FG will be in government together. The […]

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