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Barnier: Up to Britain to provide border solutions

Posted By: November 21, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus Staff Reporter. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, November 21, 2017BRITAIN must offer solutions on how to settle the Irish border issue, the EU’s top Brexit negotiator has said.Michel Barnier told a conference yesterday that the British government would need to provide clear proposals soon if they were to find a way […]

DUP-Sinn Féin show of unity came weeks before meltdown

Posted By: November 21, 2017

It was supposed to herald the beginning of a new era of cooperation but it instead provided the bookend to a decade of devolution.Political correspondent John Manley looks back at the Stormont leaders’ platform that sought to draw a line under division but rang hollow within weeksJohn Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 A year ago today […]

Act of Settlement still excludes Catholics from highest office

Posted By: November 20, 2017

 Jack Duffin. Letters to Editor. Irish News. Belfast. Monday, November 20, 2017 According to Danny Treacy (November 7), my analysis of our sectarian problem is unbalanced and Fr McManus has a slanted view of the Act of Settlement which he claims has no meaningful relevance in England or Ireland today.He tells us also that since 1922 the Southern State was […]

1867, the Fenian Rising and Allen, Larkin and O’Brien

Posted By: November 20, 2017

Deaglan de Breadun. Irish News. Belfast.Monday,  November 20, 2017. NATIONALISTS like myself who advocate a non-violent approach often have a difficulty with the past.Most of us who took part in the events marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising, for example, would be in favor of the contemporary peace process.But those who initiated Easter Week a century ago were unapologetic […]

Posted By: November 20, 2017

A divisive but decisive figureIrish News Editorial. Belfast. Monday, November 20, 2017Gerry Adams, who has announced his intention to stand down as president of Sinn Féin, has invariably been a political leader who has attracted widely conflicting assessments.His admirers view him as a figure in the mold of Pearse and Connolly who survived turmoil and imprisonment before developing a peace strategy which […]

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