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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 […]

Simon Coveney: “I don’t have to hide my nationalism”

Posted By: November 30, 2017

Simon Coveney said refusing to answer questions about a united Ireland could have sent out the wrong signal. Picture by Hugh Russell   John Manley. Irish News. Thursday, November 30,  2017 DUBLIN’S foreign affairs minister has defended support for a united Ireland in his “political lifetime,” saying he should not have to hide his nationalism. […]

“Unapologetic nationalist” Simon Coveney appointed Tanaiste

Posted By: November 30, 2017

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney appointed TanaisteIrish News. Belfast. Thursday, November 30, 2017Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has been appointed the country’s new deputy premier following the resignation of Frances Fitzgerald over her handling of a police whistleblower scandal.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the appointment of the new Tanaiste in the Dail on Thursday.Mr . Varadkar said in appointing Mr. Coveney as Tanaiste he was “very conscious of the important role he plays as Minister of Foreign Affairs, as minister responsible for Brexit.”He added: “I believe his appointment as Tanaiste and deputy prime minister will enhance his position in representing the government overseas in the negotiations currently underway.”In an interview with today’s Irish News he talked about being”unapologetic about his nationalism.”He also denied trying to use the border issue in a way that’s inappropriate” to try and put pressure on […]

 DUP’s Ian Paisley condemned for “shake Dublin’s cage” call

Posted By: November 30, 2017

shake Dublin’s cage’ call Brendan Hughes.Irish News. Belfast.Thursday, November 30, 2017THE DUP’s Ian Paisley has been criticised for calling on the British government to make life hard for the Republic over Brexit and “shake their cage.”The MP, pictured, said the UK could make a fisheries deal “extremely long, tedious and hard for them” and claimed that Dublin had acted “disgracefully.”Speaking at a […]

COVENEY: We will not accept vague promises on future of Border

Posted By: November 30, 2017

Two weeks out from the crunch summit that will dictate the course of Brexit negotiations, Irish foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney tells political correspondent John Manley why Dublin is digging its heels in on The Border issue.John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, November 30, 2017Simon Coveney is keen to stress his own affinity with Britain.His late mother’s family was English, and he […]

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