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Posted By: October 14, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus  Patrick Murphy, a columnist for Irish News of Belfast, provides his insights to the DUP, on whose support Prime Minister May is totally dependent. His assessment is: “DUP …held together by greed, patronage and self-interest—oh, and sectarianism.”  —Fr. Sean McManus      Unionism can either think […]

Transparency essential

Posted By: October 13, 2018

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Saturday, October 12, 2018 The Renewable Heat Incentive inquiry has provided an at times jaw-dropping insight into how devolved government operated in Northern Ireland prior to the Stormont assembly’s collapse.Anyone who believed that the power-sharing administration was a well-oiled machine, working efficiently and effectively in the interests of the public, will have been completely disabused of that notion as a […]

Trouble was long before October 5 [1968

Posted By: October 12, 2018

Alex Kane. Irish News.Belfast.Friday,  October 12, 2018 Simon Prince finishes his just updated book, Northern Ireland’s ’68, with this quotation from Anne Devlin’s The Long March: “I still remember that time when we thought we were beginning a new journey: the long march. What we didn’t see was that it had begun a long time before with someone else’s journey; we were […]

Why not let the DUP run the whole of the British government? At least they’ve got a plan

Posted By: October 12, 2018

The Independent. London.October 11, 2018. The Democratic Unionists know how to be a small party propping up the Conservatives, don’t they? The Northern Irish Protestant party is reportedly threatening to break their partnership and vote against the Budget if they don’t like the government’s Brexit deal.And they’re getting more confident each day – so next week they’ll insist the Budget […]

Tory-DUP deal was doomed

Posted By: October 12, 2018

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed to Congress by Irish National Caucus   “ This is a useful reminder for Members of Congress about the strange arrangement between the DUP and the  British Government of Prime Minister May.”—Fr. Sean McManus Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Friday, October 12, 2018 When Theresa May signed up to a confidence-and-supply deal with […]

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