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Donald Tusk: Britain’s future is in Dublin’s hands

Posted By: December 02, 2017

European Council president Donald Tusk at Government Buildings in Dublin on Friday. Picture by Laura Hutton/PA   Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, December 2, 2017 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, left, with Donald Tusk at Government Buildings in Dublin on Friday. Picture by Laura Hutton/PA   The EU is standing firmly behind the Irish government’s demand that Britain […]

Border “deal” in tatters as DUP threatens to end May support

Posted By: December 01, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus Border “deal” in tatters as DUP threatens to end May supportBrendan Hughes. Irish News. Belfast. Friday, December 1, 2017A proposed ‘deal’ to avoid a hard border lay in tatters last night after the DUP threatened to withdraw support for Theresa May’s minority government.East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson said any attempt to “placate […]

The return of the Irish Question

Posted By: November 30, 2017

After nearly two decades of peaceful coexistence between Unionists and Nationalists, we risk reigniting the sectarian conflicts of the past.   New Statesman Editorial. England. Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Richard Nixon, the former US president about whom John Bew writes in the upcoming New Statesman issue, once declared of Latin America: “No one gives a shit about the place.” During last […]

Chance of prosecutions for Troubles victims has fallen to non-existent

Posted By: November 30, 2017

Allison Morris. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, November 30, 2017 In February of this year, The Irish News published a front-page article laying out the British government’s plans for a ‘statute of limitations’ on prosecutions of former soldiers who had served in Northern Ireland.You’d have expected a massive political backlash for such a huge story that has implications for so many victims and their […]

Ireland is right not to trust the British on The Border. History shows why

Posted By: November 30, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus The arbitrary line of partition London imposed on the Free State in 1920 helped to spark the Troubles and is still a lingering grievance.Caoimhín de Barra. The Guardian. England, Wednesday 29 November 2017 (• Caoimhín de Barra is the assistant professor of history at Drew University in New Jersey, and author of The Coming […]

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