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Mum knew Francis’s killing was unjustified

Posted By: November 18, 2017

 …I wish she had lived to hear coroner say soBrother of boy (11) shot dead by army rubber bullet tells of mixed feelings at inquest rulingClaire Simpson. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, November 18, 2017   Schoolboy Francis Rowntree was killed by a rubber bullet in April 1972. Photo courtesy of the family. A brother of 11-year-old rubber […]

Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, November 18, 2017

Posted By: November 18, 2017

Brexit: Leo Varadkar demands border promise before trade talks TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has demanded a commitment that there will be no return to a  “hard border” in a fresh clash with Theresa May over Brexit.Attending a European summit in Sweden, the Fine Gael leader made clear that Brexit negotiations could not move to a second phase until the future status of […]

Irish border key Bexit issue says, Ken Clarke

Posted By: November 18, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National Caucus   Irish border key Bexit issue says, Ken ClarkeKen Clarke said a border “down the Irish Sea” may be necessary Former chancellor Ken Clarke has said the UK remaining in the single market and customs union is vital for peace and stability in Northern Ireland.He told BBC NI’s The View, […]

Once smokin’ hot Arlene is now just a damp squib

Posted By: November 17, 2017

IRISH CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING Distributed by Irish National CaucusWilliam Scholes.Irish News. Belfast. Friday, November 17, 2017WITH Arlene Foster in hiding – can you remember when she last offered anything on, say, the Stormont talks or Brexit? – it seems the DUP’s center of gravity has tilted towards Westminster.This is good news for Nigel ‘the mighty’ Dodds, who has been front and […]

Growing alarm over Brexit

Posted By: November 16, 2017

Irish News Editorial. Belfast. Thursday, November 16, 2017 As the British government begins the process of pushing the European Union withdrawal- bill through parliament, there is growing alarm at its lack of preparedness and planning ahead of Brexit in March 2019.Steering the withdrawal- bill through the Commons is likely to be a fraught process. MPs have tabled more than 470 amendments and there […]

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