Posted By: February 22, 2018


Sinn Fein have outflanked the inept DUP and also avoided the blame for talks collapse

Posted By: February 22, 2018

  Mainstream nationalists are indifferent to an Irish Language Act, but it is an emblematic issue, says Alban Maginness Alban Maginness. Belfast Telegraph. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Ash Wednesday, a holy day of sackcloth and ashes, was a deliciously apt occasion for the collapse of the talks to restore Stormont. Now we are into a […]

Evangelist Billy Graham once branded an “ally of Rome” by Paisley, dies

Posted By: February 22, 2018

Marie Louise McConville.Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, February 22, 2018Billy Graham, who has died at the age of 99, was once branded “an ally of Rome” by former DUP leader Ian Paisley.Although the founder of the Free Presbyterian Church toured America and formed strong links with some US Baptist churches, he criticized the evangelist for his efforts to meet and […]

Secretary of state declines to reimpose direct rule

Posted By: February 22, 2018

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, February 21, 2018               SECRETARY of State Karen Bradley has declined to reimpose direct rule but pledged to provide a Stormont budget in the coming weeks.The Tory MP yesterday fended off calls from the DUP to appoint British ministers and also did not rule out another Stormont election.Mrs. Bradley was updating […]

Coveney defends “indispensable framework for peace” as success of Good Friday deal questioned

Posted By: February 21, 2018

John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, February 21, 2018TÁNAISTE Simon Coveney has described the Good Friday Agreement as an “indispensable framework for peace” that has helped forge political progress beyond expectations.The Fine Gael deputy leader told The Irish News that the 1998 accord was “the people’s agreement – reflecting resounding democratic support for peace.”His remarks come amid debate about the relevance […]

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