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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 […]

SDLP rep from unionist background “disappointed’ after posters placed on bonfire”

Posted By: July 14, 2020

The Irish News. Brendan Hughes. July 14, 2020 N SDLP representative from a unionist background has said she did not watch Twelfth parades yesterday after her election posters were placed on a bonfire. Heather Wilson said she was “extremely disappointed” her council election posters ended up on a bonfire in the Ballysillan area of north Belfast. The […]

“Riding the Goat” Orange Order ritual revealed

Posted By: July 14, 2020

  The Irish News. July 14, 2020 MORE details have emerged of a bizarre initiation ritual performed by the Orange Order during which members are whipped with branches and forced to swear gruesome oaths. The ritual, which has seven stages, includes a part known as ‘riding the goat’ and is undertaken by Orangemen who want […]

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